Alicia Richardson, TRMC, City Secretary/Chief Governance Officer, North Richland Hills, was elected vice president of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Inc., at its annual business meeting held on October 20, 2022.
The Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Inc., (TMCA) is a statewide association with over 1,100 members. The Association operates the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program (TMCCP) located at the University of North Texas, Denton. The Certification Program is recognized and endorsed by §22.074 of the Local Government Code, Vernon's Annotated Civil Statutes. TMCA publishes the Texas Municipal Election Law Manual, the Texas Municipal Law and Procedure Manual and the Texas Municipal Clerks Handbook.
Richardson will be charged with the responsibility of accomplishing the goals and objectives of TMCA. Since 1952 the Association has been dedicated to serving the demands of excellence in Texas' local government and public problem solving. Its principal missions are to motivate Texas city clerks and city secretaries to become leaders in their fields of governance and to provide an educational program for the beginning and career city clerk and city secretary.
Richardson is an instructor for her city secretary peers at TMCCP’s educational events and she has co-authored TMCA’s guide to the city secretary profession, the Texas Municipal Clerks Handbook. Richardson holds TMCCP’s Texas Registered Municipal Clerk certification and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) Certified Municipal Clerk designation. She is active in local, state, and international municipal clerk organizations including TMCA, the North Texas Chapter of TMCA, IIMC, Association of Records Managers and Administrators International, and ARMA Fort Worth.
She was nominated by her peers for TMCA’s Texas Municipal Clerk of the Year in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022.
The City Secretary, a statutory position required by State Law and the City Charter, is appointed by the City Council. Alicia was appointed in May 2014. Her previous experience with the City of North Richland Hills includes eight years as Assistant City Secretary from 1998 - 2006.