The Texas Association of Regional Councils welcomes the following organizations as Associate Members. We appreciate their support of regional efforts across the state as they share their ideas, innovations and resources.

Associate Members

Conterra Broadband Services LLC

Mr. Tom Prestwood 
2101 Rexford Road, Suite 200E Charlotte, NC 28211 
(704) 936-1800 
 
tprestwood@conterra.com 

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP

Mr. Steve Bird, Partner 
2700 Via Fortuna Drive, Suite 400 Austin, TX 78735 
(512) 447-6675 
 
steve.bird@lgbs.com 

McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen, P.C.

Ms. Michelle Howell 
PO Box 1269 Round Rock, Texas 78680 
(512) 323-3226 
(512) 323-3205 
mhowell@mvbalaw.com 

Mission Critical Partners, Inc

Mr. David Jones 
502 N. Carroll Ave., Ste. 120 Southlake, TX 76092 
(888) 862-7911 
(814) 217-6807 
DavidJones@mcp911.com 

Pattillo, Brown, & Hill, LLP

Mr. Todd Pruitt 
401 West Highway 6, Waco, TX 76710 
(254) 772-4901 
(254) 772-4920 
tpruitt@pbhcpa.com 

South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER)

Mr. Doug Lewin, Executive Director 
3103 Bee Caves Road, Suite 135 Austin, TX 78746 
(512) 279-0752 
(512) 279-0760 
dlewin@eepartnership.org 

State Association of Fire & Emergency Districts

Mr. Cliff Avery 
PO Box 676 Pflugerville, TX 78691 
(512) 251-8101 
 
safed@texas.net 

Texas Association of Counties

Mr. Gene Terry 
1210 San Antonio St. Austin, Texas 78701 
(512) 478-8753 
 
genet@county.org 

Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)

The Texas A&M University System 
PO Box 40006 College Station, Texas 77842 
(979) 458-6805 
(979) 458-6822 
 

TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool

Ms. Tamara Chafin 
PO Box 149194 Austin, Texas 78714-9194 
(512) 491-2300 
(512) 491-2311 
sepperson@tmlirp.org 

Cooperative Personnel Services HR Consulting

Mr. David Duncan 
241 Lathrop Way, Sacramento, CA 95834 
(916) 263-3614 
(916) 2630-3613 
dduncan@cpshr.us 

Associate Membership Information

The Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC), organized in 1973 by an interlocal agreement among Texas’ 24 regional councils, assists the state’s regional councils by strengthening their capabilities to serve their local government members, providing a forum for the regular exchange of information and ideas, educating government entities and the general public about regional councils, and representing the regional councils before both state and federal agencies and legislative bodies.

More than 2,000 cities, counties and other local governments participate in Texas’ 24 regional councils. They are instrumental in helping local communities address a wide range of issues including: homeland security, aging services, natural resources, transportation, workforce development, economic development, criminal justice, and 9-1-1 communications. Regional councils also work to coordinate efforts among state, federal, and local programs to maximize their impact on communities and eliminate duplication of services.

TARC carries out its mission through a governing Board of Directors and an Executive Directors’ Council alongside policy and program committees and staff associations. The Association holds bi-annual meetings to discuss current issues, provide leadership and staff development training, examine issues facing regional councils statewide, and share innovations in regional services.

Why become an Associate Member?

By becoming an Associate Member of TARC, your organization gains a unique opportunity to interact with the leaders of Texas’ many regions. Your organization will have contact with cities, counties, and other local governments as local leaders work together to face the changes of a growing state. As an Associate Member, you will be better informed about legislative issues and other concerns facing Texas’ regional councils, as well as have the opportunity to help address concerns that directly impact Texans’ lives.

What are the benefits of membership?

  • Insight from local leaders across Texas
  • Recognition for support of Texas’ regional councils
  • Listing on TARC membership list and TARC website

Annual dues are $500.

Complete the Association Membership Application Form (PDF Format)

Send your dues payment to:

Texas Association of Regional Councils
701 Brazos, Suite 780
Austin, Texas 78701

TARC reserves the right to reject any application from an organization that TARC officials or the TARC Board of Directors deems inappropriate or incompatible with TARC standards.

If you have questions, e-mail us or give us a call at (512) 478-4715.