124th Annual County and District Clerks' Association of Texas Conference

June 23 - 27, 2019

​The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380

For more information, contact Luz Hinojosa or Sam Burke or call (800) 456-5974.

Join the County and District Clerks’ Association of Texas at the 124th Annual CDCAT Conference June 23-27 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.

This year’s conference theme is an extension of the fall and winter conferences theme, Piece of the Puzzle, Part of the Whole. Conference sessions and speakers will offer comprehensive information on popular topics, upcoming changes that affect you directly and areas of high interest in the clerk profession.

County clerks, district clerks and combination clerks can earn continuing education credits to help fulfill their annual continuing education requirements.

An integral part of this meeting is the opportunity to network with your fellow clerks and exchange ideas that are helpful to you and your county.

Hotel Accommodations

The host hotel is The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. You must register for the conference to obtain hotel reservation information.

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center (HOTEL FULL)
1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX
Room Rate: $120 per night plus tax.
If you need special accommodations, please contact Luz Hinojosa at (800) 456-5974.

Continuing Education

Application will be made for continuing education credit for county, district and combination clerks. Please check back here for approval updates.

Vendor Information

Information about being a vendor or sponsor can be found on the County Progress website.

Association Officers

Hon. Jennifer Lindenzweig, President
Hunt County Clerk

Hon. Laura Hinojosa, Vice President
Hidalgo County District Clerk

Hon. Stacey Kemp, Treasurer
Collin County County Clerk

Hon. Lisa Johnson, Secretary
Hemphill County Combination Clerk

Hon. Tammy Kneuper, Immediate Past President
Bandera County District Clerk

Room block will open Friday, March 1. You must register for the conference to obtain hotel reservation information.

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center (HOTEL FULL)
1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Room Rate: $120 per night plus tax.
Hotel check-in 4 p.m.
Hotel check-out 11 a.m.

If you need special accommodations, please contact Luz Hinojosa at (800) 456-5974.

Please note: As in years past, CDCAT anticipates the room block to fill quickly. In the event the block becomes full, a wait list will be kept on a first come, first served basis. To be placed on the wait list, contact Sam Burke at (800) 456-5974. You will be contacted when a room becomes available.

Host Hotel Room Cancellations

If you have a room reservation at the host hotel and you need to cancel the reservation, please do not cancel directly with the hotel. Contact Sam Burke at (800) 456-5974 to cancel your host hotel room reservation. This will help move fellow attendees off the wait list. We kindly request that you not post your reservation on the CDCAT listserv, as this hinders the wait list management.

Parking at Host Hotel

Complimentary off-site parking.
Valet parking is available for $26 daily.

Overflow Hotels

The Westin at the Woodlands
2 Waterway Square
The Woodlands, TX
Reservations: (888) 236-2427
Room Rate: $207 per night plus tax

The Woodlands Courtyard by Marriott
1020 Lake Front Circle
The Woodlands, TX
Reservations: (281) 292-3262
Room Rate: $120 per night plus tax

Sunday, June 23
Noon-6 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
1-5 p.m. Exhibits set up
1-2:45 p.m. CDCAT Executive Board Meeting
3-5 p.m. Full Board of Directors Meeting
6:30-9 p.m. President's Welcome Reception (Sponsored by: iDocket)
Goose Acres
21 Waterway Ave. #140 (walking distance from host hotel)
 
Monday, June 24
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast with vendors
Welcome General Session
8:30-9:15 a.m. Welcome
Presentation of Colors
Invocation
National Anthem
Pledge of Allegiance
Recognition of Dignitaries
9:15-10 a.m. Introduction of Retired Clerks, Regional Directors, Past Presidents, Retirees, Sponsors
Hon. Jennifer Lindenzweig, Hunt County Clerk; President; CDCAT
10-10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break with Vendors
10:30 a.m.-noon Business Session
Hon. Jennifer Lindenzweig, Hunt County Clerk; President; CDCAT
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:30-2 p.m. Keynote: Mattress Mack
Mr. Jim McIngvale, Businessman and Philanthropist
2-3 p.m. Lessons Learned from the Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster
Mr. Thomas Kerss, Senior Law Enforcement Consultant, Risk Management Services, Texas Association of Counties
3-3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break with Vendors
3:30-5 p.m. Legislative Updates Panel
Mr. Cary Roberts, Partner, Casteel & Roberts
Hon. Patti L. Henry, Chambers County District Clerk
Hon. Teresa Kiel, Guadalupe County Clerk
7-9 p.m. Clerk of the Year Nominee Reception
 
Tuesday, June 25
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open  
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast with vendors  
General Session
8:30-10 a.m. eFile and ResearchTX Update and Overview - Standards, Rules and What's New
Ms. Tracy Hopper, IT Administrator, Harris County District Clerk's Office
Mr. Casey Kennedy, Director for Information Services, Office of Court Administration
Hon. John Warren, Dallas County Clerk
Hon. Sheri Woodfin, Tom Green County District Clerk
 
10-10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break with Vendors  
10:30 a.m.-noon Signed, Sealed, Delivered — Statutes and Rules Related to Electronic Signatures, Seals and Delivery
Hon. Teresa Kiel, Guadalupe County Clerk
Hon. Sheri Woodfin, Tom Green County District Clerk
 
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch on your own  
Pieces of the Puzzle (Breakout Sessions)
  Breakout 1: County Clerks Breakout 2: District Clerks
1-2:30 p.m. Probate
Hon. Julie Smith, Potter County Clerk
1-1:45 p.m. Protective Orders From Application to Final Order
TBD

1:45-2:30 p.m. "Catch Me If You Can": Forgery — Things to Watch For In Court Records
Ms. Tracy Hopper, IT Administrator, Harris County District Clerk's Office
2:30-3 p.m. Refreshment Break with Vendors  
3-4 p.m. Recording/Vitals
Hon. Stacey Kemp, Collin County Clerk
Jury in General: Jury Plans
Hon. Robyn Flowers, Walker County District Clerk
4-5 p.m. County Clerk Roundtable
Hon. Lisa Johnson, Hemphill County Combo Clerk
Hon. Melissa Mead, Hartley County Combo Clerk
Hon. Brenda McKanna, Moore County Clerk
District Clerk Roundtable
Hon. Clarissa Webster, Ector County District Clerk
Hon. Linda Holman, Colorado County District Clerk
Hon. Tammy Kneuper, Bandera County District Clerk
 
Wednesday, June 26
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast with Vendors
General Session
8:30-9:30 a.m. Employment Law
Hon. Velva Price, Travis County District Clerk
Hon. Sheri Woodfin, Tom Green County District Clerk
9:30-10:30 a.m. Courthouse Security — Active Shooter Plan
Mr. Aristides "Harry" Jimenez, Deputy Chief of the Community Readiness and Intelligence Division, Bexar County Sheriff's Office
10:30-11 a.m. Refreshment Break with Vendors
Sponsored by: Complete Vendor Game Card for prizes and earn up to 1 educatio hour.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Courthouse Security — Active Shooter Plan (continued)
Mr. Aristides "Harry" Jimenez, Deputy Chief of the Community Readiness and Intelligence Division, Bexar County Sheriff's Office
12:30-6:30 p.m. Lunch and afternoon on your own
6:30-11 p.m. Banquet - Officers Swearing in - Clerks of the year (Sponsored by: Kofile Technologies)
Get ready! CDCAT is bringing Las Vegas fun to The Woodlands with a Casino Night. Attendees can try their luck at multiple games including slot machines, black jack, craps tables, roulette and Texas Hold'em poker!
 
Thursday, June 27
8 a.m. Full Board of Directors Meeting (new BOD)
General Session
8:30-11:30 a.m. Managing Performance and Outcomes: Speak So People Listen...Listen So People Speak
Ms. Nancy Baird, President, Training Strategies, Inc.

*Agenda subject to change

Application will be made for continuing education credit for county, district and combination clerks. Please check back here for approval updates.

Conference registration is transferable to another person within your organization to attend without additional charge. Cancellation refund requests received in writing (email and fax acceptable) by Monday, June 3 will be granted, minus a $10 administration fee. We are unable to honor refund requests received after June 3. Please contact Sam Burke for cancellations by fax at (512) 477-1324.

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