97th Annual County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas Conference

October 7 - 10, 2019

Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center
Seven Hope Blvd
Galveston, 77554

For more information, contact Michele Ewerz or Rachel Kucera at (800) 456-5974.

Education that is Informative

This year's conference offers up-to-date information about how officials can best support their counties.

Education Co-Sponsor

Co-sponsored by the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Continuing Education

17 hours of continuing education has been approved for county commissioners. This includes four hours of credit offered Wednesday afternoon in the Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum session. The County Judges Education Committee has approved four hours of judicial education credit for the Tuesday afternoon Judicial Education session.

Advanced Curriculum

Learn more about your county offices. On Wednesday afternoon, take advantage of four advanced curriculum courses. County officials have the opportunity to obtain credits to complete the advanced curriculum. We will present certificates during Thursday's luncheon banquet to those who have completed the curriculum.

Conference Registration Information

Conference registration will be opening soon. Please contact Rachel Kucera for more information about the conference or registration.

Registration Fees

(Includes tickets to all events including spouse programs)
Member (county is a member of CJCA): Early Registration $225/After Sept. 12 $250
Non-County Government/Corporate: Early Registration $500/After Sept. 12 $550
Additional luncheon tickets (non-spouse): $60 each

Scheduled Activities

Several fun activities give you an opportunity to network with officials from across the state, including the President’s Party and Exhibitor Appreciation Night. Have a great time at Host Court Night. Wednesday is also the popular tournament afternoon and spouse day of activities.

Vendor Information

For information on vendor registration, please go to the County Progress website or contact Sarah Lazarowitz.

Sponsor Information

For information on sponsorship, please contact Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston at (903) 723-7406.

Association Officers

Hon. Robert Johnston, President
Anderson County Judge

Hon. Chuck Statler, First Vice President
Taylor County Commissioner

Hon. Ben Zeller, Second Vice President
Victoria County Judge

Hon. Alma Moreno, Immediate Past President
San Patricio County Commissioner

Please remember to bring a door prize.

Hotel Accommodations

The host hotel is The Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center. You must register for the conference before reserving your sleeping room.

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
7 Hope Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77554
 

Room Rate

$139 per night under the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas room block.

Cut-off date for accepting reservations into this room block is Sept. 13. All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Reservations cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to arrival.

If special accommodations are needed, please contact Michele Ewerz at (800) 456-5974.

Please email Rachel Kucera or send a fax to (512) 477-1324 to cancel your conference registration or hotel reservation. This will help move fellow attendees off of the wait list. We kindly request you do not post your reservation on the listserv, as this hinders the wait list management.

Monday, Oct. 7
4:30-6 p.m. President's Party and Exhibitor Appreciation Night
Tuesday, Oct. 8
7:30-8:20 a.m. Welcome Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Spouse Event
11:35 a.m.-1 p.m. Past Presidents' Luncheon (by invitation only)
6-9 p.m. County Judges and Commissioners Association Dinner
Wednesday, Oct. 9
7:30 a.m. Tournament Day Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
11 a.m. Luncheon Banquet and Installation of officers
1-5 p.m. Bobby Smith Memorial Golf Lunch and Tournament
1-5 p.m. Domino Lunch and Tournament
Thursday, Oct. 10
7-7:45 a.m. Prayer Breakfast
7:30-8 a.m. Morning Coffee

*Agenda is subject to change
Monday, Oct. 7
1-5:30 p.m. Registration and Information Desk
1-6 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open/Dedicated Time with Exhibitors
1-4:30 p.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
2-5 p.m. Standing Committee Meetings:
Resolutions
Nominations
Site Selection
4:30-6 p.m. President's Party and Exhibitor Appreciation Night
Evening Free Night
 
Tuesday, Oct. 8
7:30-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
7:30-5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
7:30-8 a.m. Welcome Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
Opening General Session
8-8:20 a.m. Welcome and Greetings
8:20-9:10 a.m. 4.017 Phones - Communications: Emergency Management Communications
9:10-9:55 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
9:55-10:45 a.m. 3.013 Working with the Legislature
10:45-11:35 a.m. 3.003 Lawmaking
11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Spouse Event
11:35 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
11:35 a.m.-1 p.m. Past Presidents' Luncheon (by invitation only)
Judicial Education
1-2 p.m. Session
2-3 p.m. Session
3-3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:15-4:15 p.m. Session
4:15-5:15 p.m. Session
Commissioners Education
1-1:50 p.m. 3.019 Subdivision Regulations
1:50-2:40 p.m. 4.020 Negotiating Technology Contracts
2:40-3:10 p.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:10-4 p.m. 3.016 County Roads: Speed and Weight Limits and Traffic Control
4-4:50 p.m. 4.023 Grantseeking
6-9 p.m. County Judges and Commissioners Association Dinner
 
Wednesday, Oct. 9
7:30 a.m. Tournament Day Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:30 a.m.-noon Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk
General Session
8-8:50 a.m. 4.024 Redistricting
8:50-9:40 a.m. 3.017 Public Information Act
9:40-10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:30-11 a.m. Association Business Meeting
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Luncheon Banquet and Installation of Officers
1-5 p.m. Domino Lunch and Tournament
1-5 p.m. Bobby Smith Memorial Golf Lunch and Tournament
Advanced Curriculum Education
1-1:50 p.m. 2.005 County Treasurer
1:50-2:40 p.m. 2.010 Justice of the Peace
2:40-2:55 p.m. Refreshment Break
2:55-3:45 p.m. 2.011 Constable
3:45-4:35 p.m. 2.009 District Attorney
Evening Free Night
 
Thursday, Oct. 10
7-7:45 a.m. Prayer Breakfast
7:30-8 a.m. Morning Coffee
7:30-11:30 a.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
Closing General Session
8-8:50 a.m. 4.008 County Tax Rate
8:50-9:40 a.m. 4.011 Budgeting
9:40-10:10 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:10-11 a.m. 4.018 Terrorism Prevention: Courthouse Security and Cybersecurity
11-11:30 a.m. 4.009 Financial Accounting: Basics

*Agenda is subject to change

Continuing Education

17 hours of continuing education has been approved for county commissioners. The County Judges Education Committee has approved four hours of judicial education credit for the Tuesday afternoon Judicial Education session.

Advanced Curriculum

Learn more about your county offices. On Wednesday afternoon, take advantage of four advanced curriculum courses. County officials have the opportunity to obtain credits to complete the advanced curriculum. We will present certificates during Thursday’s luncheon banquet to those who have completed the curriculum.

Conference registration forms must be received by Oct. 1. If registering after Oct. 1, please register onsite at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center. We will process payment and provide name badges and conference materials.

Registration cancellations must be in writing (fax acceptable) at least 72 hours prior to the conference to receive a refund, minus a $10 processing fee. For more information, please contact the TAC Education Department at (800) 456-5974 or email Rachel Kucera.

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