Susan C. Rocha Memorial Scholarship

TCAA, in conjunction with the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA), is proud to continue the Susan C. Rocha Memorial Scholarships for the 2023 IMLA Annual Conference.

In Susan’s memory, TCAA will provide four scholarships to in-house city or assistant city attorneys to the 2023 IMLA Annual Conference. Two will be from the eight largest cities (Arlington, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, or San Antonio), and two will be from the remaining cities. The conference will be in La Quinta, California September 27 through October 1, 2023. For more details about the conference, go to

The winners will receive up to a $2,000 reimbursement for expenses that your city would have otherwise provided for attendance at the conference, including registration, travel, meals, and lodging at the conference hotel. The winners will be drawn from lots. There can only be one winner per city, and winners from previous years are not eligible.

To apply, send an email indicating your interest along with your full name and contact information to The deadline to apply for the drawing is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2023.


Susan Rocha served as an assistant city attorney for the City of San Antonio early in her career, and went on to be a trailblazer in municipal law. She served as president of both the Texas City Attorneys Association and the International Municipal Lawyers Association, and was a mentor and role model for many attorneys in the field due to her hard work, many achievements, and – of course- irrepressible personality.