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2010 CPM-ASPA Conference

TEXAS CPM & ASPA CONFERENCE


From National Security to Civil Rights and Civil Liberties:
Where do we draw the line?

Hosted and Sponsored by
Texas State University's
William P. Hobby Center for Public Service in San Marcos, TX

Admiral Bobby R. Inman, US Navy Ret. Delivers
the William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture

Conference Co-sponsored by University of Texas LBJ School
of Public Affairs and the Public Manager Journal

On Friday February 12, 2010, over 200 ASPA members and Texas CPM alumni, faculty, and students attended the Annual Texas American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and Texas Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Conference, which was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in San Marcos, Texas. The annual Texas CPM and ASPA Conference was sponsored by Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service, UT’S LBJ School of Public Affairs, the Texas Chapters of ASPA, and journal, The Public Manager.

The 2010 conference coordinators were Dr. Howard Balanoff, Professor and Director of the Texas CPM Program and Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service; and Dr. Ken Matwiczak, Senior Lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. The 2010 Texas Conference featured 14 breakouts, 3 plenary sessions, and 2 professional society business meetings (ASPA & CPM). Delivering the William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture, which comprised the featured plenary session, was Admiral Bobby R. Inman; USN Ret. tomking@mail.utexas.edu Admiral Inman holds the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy and has twice served as the Interim Dean of the University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. He is also a former Director of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). The title of his presentation was “International Challenges facing the Obama Administration”. Former Texas Lieutenant Governor William P. Hobby was in attendance and introduced Admiral Inman to the audience.

Click here to view video recording of Admiral Inman lecture.

A second plenary was conducted by Kristine A. Huskey, Esq., Clinical Professor of Law, National Security Clinic of the University of Texas Law School. KHuskey@law.utexas.edu The title of her presentation was "Justice at Guantanamo and beyond: are human rights and preventive detention compatible?"

Click here to view video recording of Kristine A. Huskey lecture.

In addition to the Hobby Distinguished Lecture and the plenary conducted by Ms. Huxley, Mr. Harvey Kronberg, noted Texas political analyst and editor of the Quorum Report http://www.quorumreport.com conducted a plenary session on the current politics and activities of Texas Government and the Texas Legislative Session. The Texas CPM & ASPA Conference featured a series of breakout panels sponsored by the Texas CPM Program, Texas ASPA Chapters and Public Administration and Public Policy Programs from around the state. The Conference included the following panels and topics:

Click here to view video recording of Harvey Kronberg lecture.

1. Web 2.0 & Technological Innovations Designed to Assist Smaller and Mid-sized Texas Cities

Presentation by: Dustin Haisler Assistant City Manager City of Manor, Texas dhaisler@cityofmanor.org

2. Fraud Prevention and Detection in Government Programs: The Role of Public Administrators

Presentation by: John Moore, Director, Regulatory Integrity Division, Texas Workforce Commission and Adjunct Professor, Texas State University. john.moore@twc.state.tx.us

“Pride” Parks and Recreation: Improving the Delivery of Excellence
Presentation by: Bill Solomon, Chief, Contract Mgmt. and Procurement Division, Miami-Dade Park & Recreation, Florida pbs@miamidade.gov

3. Texas A&M Bush School of Government & Public Service. Media Relations and Emergency Management: Why Media Outlets tend to ignore local emergency management and public health efforts.
Using social network analysis of media outlets on issues and evacuation in two Gulf Coast communities (Bryan-College Station and Shreveport LA). Dr. Scott Robinson, Professor, Texas A&M University Bush School of Government & Public Service srobinson@bushschool.tamu.edu

4. Texas State University Panel Citizen Awareness of Form of Government: The Role of Ethnicity and Salience of Representation and Race and Institutional Reform in US Cities
Dr. Tom Longoria, Professor, Texas State University tl28@txstate.edu

5. University of Texas at Pan-American Panel Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Group Practicum Projects: “Taking Research into Practical Applications in the Public Sector”
Panel Chair: John Milford, UT Pan American jmilford@utpa.edu “Does Pay for Performance Work in the Public Sector”
Panel Members: Roy Cantu, Director of Public Information Office, City of McAllen, Texas rcantu@mcallen.net Nyla L. Flatau, Utility Board Secretary, McAllen Public Utility nflatau@mcallen.net Michelle Leftwich, Assistant City Manager, City of Mercedes, Texas

6. Managing Employees through Cut Backs, Layoffs, and Furloughs

Presenter: Ms. Toby Futrell, Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and former City Manager of Austin, Texas tobyfutrell@gmail.com

7. The University of Texas at Brownsville Panel Title: Analytical Papers in Public Policy

Theme: The panel will provide an array of public policy analyses from Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico. Aspects of public policy considered will be from human resource benefits, emergency management, and health care/immigration policy. Panel Chair – Dr. Terry Garrett, Associate Professor, UTB, Terence.Garrett@utb.edu Discussant – Dr. Leland Coxe, Assistant Professor, UTB, Leland.Coxe@utb.edu

Paper #1 - Conflict and compromise over pay and benefits: the case of the city of McAllen versus the police union
Presenter – Ms. Ada Cavasos, UTB MAIS graduate, employee DSHS, state of Texas, ada.cavazos@dshs.state.tx.us

Paper #2 - Healthcare for the migrants’ families that live in Mexico
Presenter – Ms. Patricia Georgina Barquet Díaz,, UTB MPPM graduate student, ginabarquet@hotmail.com

Paper #3 - The perfect storm: The policy and politics surrounding Hurricane Katrina

Presenter – Ms. Layla Garcia, UTB MPPM graduate student, laylafawngarcia@gmail.com

8. The University of Texas at Pan-American
Panel Presentation Title “Reducing Scrap Tire Disposal Costs in the County of Hidalgo, Texas”
Panel Chair:  John Milford, UT Pan American jmilford@utpa.edu
Panel Members: Cari Lambrecht, Director of Public Information Office, Hidalgo, County, Texas cari.lambrecht@hidalgocountyjudge.com; Noe Montez, Manager, Precinct One, Hidalgo County Commissioner’s Office Noe Montez montco55@yahoo.com; Mark A. Vega, P.E., Assistant General Manager, McAllen Public Utility mvega@mcallen.net.

9. Stephen F. Austin State University: Panel Title: Postmodern Public Administration and Saving Lives across International Boundaries
Postmodern discussions surfaced in public administration over 25 years ago. What is the value of these discussions on border security? To follow the lead of Hugh Miller in the introduction to the September 2009 Administrative Theory & Praxis Symposium, this panel challenges discussions in public administration grounded in hierarchy, managerialism, and instrumental rationality. With attempts to create formal concrete borders there is a trend to avoid fields of play, and a new reality has emerged. This reality requires changes in our approaches to government, public administration, and organization theory. This panel will discuss these changes.
Panel Chair: Dr. Rick Herzog rherzog@sfasu.edu
Panel Participants: Richard J. Herzog, Stephen F. Austin State University, rherzog@sfasu.edu; George R. Franks, Stephen F. Austin State University, franksgr@sfasu.edu; Kwame Badu Antwi Boasiako, Stephen F. Austin State University, antwibokb@sfasu.edu; Bill Payne, MPA from Stephen F. Austin State University, bill.payne@dhs.gov; Willie Watson, MPA, Executive Director Human Resources, Manor Independent School District willie.watson@manorisd.net; Lucas Hollar, Stephen F. Austin State University, hollart@sfasu.edu.

10. Texas CPM Society & American Academy for Certified Public Management Business Meeting
Presiding will be Texas CPM Society President Naomi Hines naomi.hines@cityofhouston.net and AACPM President Elect Joyce Smith Joyce.Smith@opm.ok.gov

11. Texas State University Career Services Panel Career Advisement for PA Students and PA Professionals in Transition
Panel Chair: The Honorable Chris Jones, San Marcos City Councilman and Career Advisor, Texas State University Career Services Center chrisjones@txstate.edu
Additional Panelist: Ms. Karen Julian, Career Advisor, Texas State University Career Services Center kjulian@txstate.edu

12. The University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs Panel Presentation Titles: “E-Government: Security vs The Right-to-Know”. Dr. Ken Matwiczak, Senior Lecturer UT’s LBJ School of Public Affairs kmat@mail.utexas.edu Dr. Sheri Greenberg, UT’s LBJ School of Public Affairs srgreenberg@mail.utexas.edu (Veramendi Meeting Room A)

13. Texas State University Occupational Education Department Panel Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Public Managers
Dr. Steve Springer, Professor & Chair, Occupational Education Department, Texas State University ss01@txstate.edu; Dr Omar Lopez: Professor, Texas State University, Department of Occupational Education ol14@txstate.edu

14. Texas A&M Corpus Christi Panel
Panel Chair: Dan Jorgensen dan.jorgensen@mail.tamucc.edu
Presentation by: Linda Kitz Linda.Kiltz@tamucc.edu Homeland Security education in higher education and what the impact is on MPA programs

Additional sessions focusing on professional development were composed of faculty, alumni and students from MPA & CPM Programs at Texas universities. In addition to the panels, Texas ASPA Chapter leaders and Texas CPM alumni held their annual business meetings at this Conference. The Annual Texas ASPA and CPM Conferencebenefits from a close collaboration between the Texas CPM Program and the various ASPA Chapters throughout the state. This conference could not occur without the support of the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service at Texas State University and the other graduate programs in public administration located throughout the State of Texas. Co-sponsoring the Conference for was the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and the Journal, The Public Manager.

For additional information about the Texas ASPA and CPM Conference and the Texas CPM Program, please go to www.txstate.edu/cpm and/or contact Dr. Howard Balanoff, Professor & Chair of Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service at 512.245.3453 or hb02@txstate.edu. You can also contact Professor Ken Matwiczak of UT’s LBJ School of Public Affairs at kmat@mail.utexas.edu. For additional information about the journal, The Public Manager go to www.thepublicmanager.org and or contact Ms. Carrie Blustin at publisher@thepublicmanager.org

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