The City's Intergovernmental Relations Department is responsible for monitoring state and federal governmental activities, developing legislative programs approved by City Council, managing the City's federal and state consultants, and coordinating legislative activities with other public and private-sector entities and municipal advocacy organizations, such as the National League of Cities and Texas Municipal League. Through coordination with City departments, staff performs several intergovernmental relations functions including:
- Keeping the Mayor and City Council informed on current developments in the Texas Legislature & the United States Congress that might affect the City of Corpus Christi.
- Building and maintaining relationships between the City of Corpus Christi and elected/appointed officials.
- Leading the lobbying efforts in the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress on behalf of the City.
- Coordinating with City departments to develop legislative proposals that will enhance the City's ability to better serve its citizens.
- Promoting regional cooperation on issues impacting local governments throughout the Coastal Bend area.
- Work with the City departments on matters before state and federal agencies.
- Managing the City's federal and state consultants.
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Tom Tagliabue, Director of Intergovernmental Relations
Tom Tagliabue joined the City of Corpus Christi as Director of Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) in June 2012. The City’s IGR Department is responsible for monitoring state and federal governmental activities, developing legislative programs approved by City Council, managing the City’s federal and state consultants, and coordinating legislative activities with other public and private sector entities and municipal advocacy organizations, such as the National League of Cities and the Texas Municipal League. Tom serves on the Corpus Christi Aquifer Storage and Recovery Conservation District (April 2013-present), the Coastal Bend Council of Governments, on three Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Committees (Infrastructure, Government Relations and South Texas Military Facilities Task Force), and on the National League of Cities Military Communities Council.
He is a native of Corpus Christi and earned his Journalism degree from Texas A&M University in 1986. Tom completed the Governor’s Executive Development Program (Class 22) in 2004. He has long been interested in public service. As a high school student, he served two years on the City’s Human Relations Commission. He has almost 25 years of state legislative experience, including 10 years in the Texas House of Representatives working for two members and two committees, more than six years with the Texas General Land Office, and more than six years with the Texas Water Development Board. He moved back home to Corpus Christi in 2010 joining the Texas Department of Transportation as Public Information Officer for the Corpus Christi District.
Tom and his husband Brad Snyder, an advertising agency owner, live in Corpus Christi with their four dogs, Haole, Koa, Bina and Migo.