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Childers Assumes Presidency

By Floyd Miller



Childers Assumes Presidency of Texas City Management Association Rickey Childers, City Manager of Longview, will assume the office of President of the Texas City Management Association in Galveston at it?s annual conference on June 13, 2005. {{more}}Childers is the 79th president of the TCMA which was founded in 1926. He is the second City Manager of Longview to serve in this capacity. W. Morgan Works, City Manager of Longview from 1940-1947 served as President of TCMA in 1944.The TCMA is the nation?s third largest association of City Managers, comprised of more than 850 City Managers, Assistant City Managers and other local government professionals throughout the state of Texas. Childers, 53, said, ?This is a great honor. I appreciate the confidence my peers, statewide, showed in me by providing me the opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity for our great professional association?.Mr. Childers has over 30 years of local government experience. He served on the TCMA Board from 1985-1987, the International City Management Board from 1993-1995 and has served the cities of Abilene, Lubbock, Carrolton, Arlington, and the last six years in Longview. Childers earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tulsa and a Masters of Public Administration degree from Texas Tech University. He is recognized by the International City/County Management Association as a credentialed manager.Childers is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Longview and the East Cotton Church of Christ. He is married with four adult children.Mr. Childers is prepared to lead the association into the future by encouraging young people to choose local government as a profession and by supporting current members who are in transition. Childers says, ?It is my goal to visit each region of our state to encourage our members to adhere to the high ethical standards and professionalism which are the pillars of our profession.?

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