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Texas Interagency Coordinating Group

Texas Interagency Coordinating Group LogoIn 2009, the Texas Legislature passed legislation creating an Interagency Coordinating Group (ICG) of state agencies charged with improving the working relationship between faith-based and community organizations and state government. In 2011, the ICG was expanded to include even more state agencies. The head of each agency, in consultation with the Office of the Governor, designated a high-level liaison to serve on the Interagency Coordinating Group. ICG meetings are posted in the Texas Register and are open to the public. 

View ICG and Task Force Reports to the Legislature below. 

H.B. 1965 (82R)

Interagency Coordinating Group Report December 2020

Interagency Coordinating Group Report December 2019

Interagency Coordinating Group Report December 2018

Interagency Coordinating Group Report December 2017

Interagency Coordinating Group Report December 2016

Interagency Coordinating Group Report December 2015

Interagency Coordinating Group Report December 2014

Interagency Coordinating Group Report December 2013

Interagency Coordinating Group Report December 2012

Interagency Coordinating Group Report December 2011

Task Force Report: Improving Relations with Nonprofits 2012

H.B. 492 (81R)

Interagency Coordinating Group Report December 2010

Task Force Report: Texas Nonprofit Support Infrastructure Study November 2011

For more information on working with state agencies, please see our pages on Partnering with State Agencies and the Texas Faith-Based and Community Initiative.


State Agency Faith & Community Liaisons serving on the Interagency Coordinating Group

Department of Agriculture
Catherine Wright-Steele, Governmental Affairs Director

Department of Family and Protective Services
Anna Blake, Director Faith Based and Community Engagement

Department of Information Resources
John Hoffman, Chief Technology Officer

Department of State Health Services
Ricardo "Ricky" Garcia, Center for Policy and External Affairs

Health and Human Services Commission
Kim Schenck, Deputy Associate Commissioner at Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Office of the Attorney General
Amanda Sanders, Outreach Director

Office of Secretary of State
Vincent Houston, Director of Administrative Services

Office of State-Federal Relations
Thomas W. “Wes” Hambrick, Office of the Governor

Institution of Higher Education
Dr. Molly Beth Malcolm, Vice President Community Engagement and Public Affairs – Austin Community College

Office of the Comptroller
Herman Mason, Tax Policy Division, Indirect Taxes, Manager

Office of the Governor
Gregory S. “Greg” Davidson, Executive Clerk & Director of Constituent Communications

Public Utility Commission of Texas
Chris Burch, Director, Customer Protection

Texas State Commission on National and Community Service
Chris Bugbee, CEO – OneStar Foundation

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Trenton Davis, Procurements

Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Dr. Michael Rutledge, Deputy Director of Rehabilitation Programs Division

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Elizabeth Yevich, Director – Housing Resource Center

Texas Department of Insurance
Kenisha Schuster, Government Relations Specialist

Texas Department of Public Safety
Nim Kidd, Assistant Director – Emergency Management

Texas Education Agency
Joanna Warren, Governmental Relations Specialist

Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Preston Streufert, Director of Stakeholder Relations

Texas Veterans Commission
John L. Wilson, Community & Faith Based Partner Coordinator-Veteran Mental Health Department

Texas Workforce Commission
Tom McCarty, Director External Relations, Texas Workforce Commission