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2019 Texas CPM Conference


Sponsored by Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service


Texas CPM alumni, faculty, and students gathered in Round Rock, Texas on Friday April 5, 2019, to learn, laugh, share and network at the Annual Texas Certified Public Manager (CPM) Conference. The Conference, which was held at the Texas State University Avery Center, featured the William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture and exceptional plenary sessions by CPM instructor favorites.

The opening plenary session “Social Media in the Public Sector: Advice for Public Managers” was delivered by Alan Bojorquez, Principal at the Bojorquez Law Firm. Alan is one of our most popular instructors with extensive experience in working with municipal and county governments as In-house Legal Counsel, training partner, and author. His two-hour conference session on social media, open meetings and other current issues engaged the audience with complete attention. You can reach Alan at The video presentation can be viewed below and the PowerPoint presentation can be accessed here.

The Hobby Distinguished Lecture “Commentary on Texas Politics, Policy and Government to include the Texas Executive, Legislative and Judicial Sectors” was delivered by Mr. Harvey Kronberg, Editor of the Quorum Report, a non-partisan newsletter focusing on Texas politics and government. Mr. Kronberg has been a widely respected presenter at the Texas CPM in conference for many years, but this year, was honored as the Hobby Distinguished Lecturer. Mr. Kronberg’s insights into the political maneuvering on both sides of the aisle in Texas, as well as, his long history at the Capitol, is always informative, enlightening and entertaining. Harvey can be contacted at and the video of the Distinguished Lecture can be seen below.

Following the Distinguished Lecture, long time CPM supporter, Dr. Steve Springer, Professor, Texas State University Occupational Workforce Leadership Department, presented an inspiring talk on “Public Managers Going Above and Beyond Legal Requirements to Assist Special Needs Employees.” With candid and humorous insights, Dr. Springer related the personal impact possible (for both employee and employer) when we build relationships with persons with disabilities, rather than simply “checking the box” and meeting the letter of the law. You will enjoy viewing the video of Dr. Springer’s presentation below. His PowerPoint presentation may be accessed here.

If you have questions regarding the Texas CPM Conference, you may contact Dr. Howard Balanoff, Director of the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service at

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