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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Yantis Receives TCMA Assistant of the Year Award


 The City of Taylor is pleased to announce Assistant City Manager Tom Yantis has been selected as the Assistant of the Year Award in Memory of Valerie Bradley by the Texas City Management Association (TCMA). The award will be presented during the TCMA Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 21, in South Padre Island.

The award recognizes a TCMA member who is an assistant/deputy city manager who exhibits a fierce advocacy for advancing ethical local government leadership and the mentorship of young professionals. Yantis was nominated by Taylor Deputy City Manager Jeff Jenkins. 

“Since he came to the City of Taylor, Tom has been an exceptional leader, not only in his own role as Assistant City Manager, but also as a mentor for up-and-coming professionals. He has created a strong development services team on a foundation of dedication to customer service. He also led the development of the Envision Taylor Comprehensive Plan, which will serve as a solid roadmap for future City leaders. This recognition is a testament to Tom’s hard work and dedication to ethical local governance,” said Jenkins, “The City of Taylor celebrates this well-deserved honor and we appreciate his continued leadership.”

Yantis has been with the City of Taylor since 2018. In his role, he oversees the Development Services Department, Main Street Program, and Internal Services Department, and leads the Taylor Project Team, which reviews the Samsung construction permitting and development. He has spent over 20 years in both public and private sectors helping cities create quality, sustainable places. Yantis’ accolades also include recognition by numerous organizations including the American Planning Association’s STAR Division and the Texas APA chapter award for comprehensive planning. 

TCMA is an organization of local government professionals dedicated to promoting the highest standards of governance, service, leadership, ethics, and education while embracing individual and regional diversity for the benefit of members and cities of Texas. For more information about TCMA and the Professional Awards, please visit

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