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Texas Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program Opens a New Cycle of CPM Courses in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area

28 Local Government Managers Attend the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) CPM Program in Arlington, Texas

By: Dr. Howard Balanoff, Professor & Director,
William P. Hobby Center for Public Service, Texas State University


On January 12, 2017 Texas State University began a new cycle of courses in the Texas Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program. At the present time twenty eight local government managers and leaders are enrolled in the 2017 CPM Program offered at the North Central Texas Council of Governments in Arlington, Texas.

The Director of the Texas CPM Program in Arlington, Texas is David Tees. The following managers are enrolled in the CPM Program in Arlington.

Darwin Archer, City Manager, City of Cisco, Texas
Jeff Bell, Fire Chief, Fairview Fire Rescue, City of Fairview, Texas
Dennis Brown, Inspector, City of Kennedale, Texas
Alexander Busken, Management Analyst, City of Benbrook, Texas
Brett Clark, Finance Director, City of Burleson, Texas
Chrystal Davis, Human Resources Director, City of Carrolton, Texas
Keith Davis, Lieutenant, Police Department, City of Texarkana, Texas
Kyle Dooley, Public Works Director, City of Texarkana, Texas
Heath Haseloff, Project Engineer, Town of Highland Park, Texas
Kenneth Hedges, Assistant Fire Chief, City of Denton, Texas
Michelle Hicks, City Secretary, City of Lacy Lakeview, Texas
Trish Holley, Director of Administration, City of Burkburnett, Texas
Larry Hoover, Streets Superintendent, City of Kennedale, Texas
Esmeralda Hudson, City Secretary, City of Waco, Texas
Shirley Jaster, Assistant City Manager, City of Texarkana, Texas
Carrie Jones, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Denison, Texas
Mathew Jones, Director of Community Development, Town of Argyle, Texas
William Jordan, City Manager, City of Ferris, Texas
Albert Lawrence, Assistant City Manager, City of Red Oak, Texas
Gary Lester, Revenue Manager, City of Rowlett, Texas
Mark Morris, Human Resources Director, City of Balch Springs, Texas
Kelly Neal, Finance Director, Town of Prosper, Texas
Mike Shaffstall, City of Lake Dallas, Texas
Cheryl, Taylor, City Engineer, City of Colleyville, Texas
Gretchen Vasquez, Senior Engineer, City of Cleburne, Texas
Darwin Wade, Grants Coordinator, City of Arlington, Texas
Mike Whaley, City Manager, City of Burkburnett, Texas
Brett Williams, Executive Director of Community Services, City of Killeen, Texas

The Texas CPM Program is currently offered by 5 Texas Universities in 7 cities throughout the State of Texas. The Texas CPM Program is accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium. CPM Programs are offered in 40 states in the United States. Since the CPM Program began in Texas in July 1995 over 1700 public sector and not for profit sector managers, leaders, supervisors etc. have graduated from the Program which is operated under the umbrella of Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service.

For additional information about the Texas CPM Program in Arlington, Texas please contact Dr. David Tees at dwtees@gmail.com or 817/683-8764. For information about the Texas CPM Program in general explore the CPM website at www.txstate.edu/cpm and/or contact Dr. Howard Balanoff at hb02@txstate.edu or 512/245-3453.