Agenda

Thursday, August 7

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome                                                                                                                       

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Governing Ethically
Dan Johnson, City Manager, City of Richardson

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Break

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Conflicts of Interest
Bill Longley, Legal Counsel, Texas Municipal League

11:00 a.m. – Noon
Nepotism, Bribery, and Misuse of City Property
Zindia Thomas, Assistant Attorney General

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Working Lunch
Views from a Prosecutor

David Escamilla, Travis County Attorney

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
The Public Official as Employer: Harassment, Whistleblower, and Other Employment Liability Matters
Laura Mueller, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Municipal League

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Competitive Bidding and Procurement
Scott Houston, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, Texas Municipal League

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Working with the Legislature
Brandon Aghamalian, President, Focused Advocacy

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Media Relations
Shannon Colletti, Executive Editor, Community Impact Newspaper

 

Friday, August 8

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
The Public Official and the Public: Issues Related to Open Government
Scott Houston, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, Texas Municipal League

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Public Official as Campaigner: Campaigns and Political Advertising
Natalia Luna Ashley, Executive Director, Texas Ethics Commission

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
City Ethics Policies 
Ross Fischer, Senior Associate Attorney, Denton, Navarro, Rocha, Bernal, Hyde & Zech, P.C.