74th Annual Texas Association of County Auditors Fall Conference

October 15 - 18, 2019

Horseshoe Bay Resort
200 Hi Circle North
Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657

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

The 74th Annual Fall Conference of the Texas Association of County Auditors is designed to keep members informed of issues that are important to you and your constituents. This four-day conference in Horseshoe Bay is a convenient way to earn continuing education credits during education sessions, as well as an opportunity to network with your peers.

Registration Fees

Full conference registration includes all education sessions and evening events.

Conference Registration Fees  Registration by Sept. 30
County auditor (full conference)  $275
County auditor assistants /staff  $275
Retired county auditor  $150
 
Guest Tickets  Cost
Wednesday: Party by the Bay (Dinner and Drinks)  $25
Thursday: President's Banquet  $50

Continuing Education

The conference offers continuing education credits for county auditors. Please check back for updates on the exact hours offered.

Vendor Information

For information about vendors and sponsorships, contact Eastland County Auditor Loretta Key at (254) 629-1082.

Payment Information

Please make checks payable to Texas Association of Counties.

Mail checks to:
Texas Association of County Auditors
c/o Texas Association of Counties
P.O. Box 2711
San Antonio, TX 78299

Special Services

To ensure that our conference is ADA accessible to all, please contact Sam Burke or Luz Hinojosa at (800) 456-5974 if you need assistance.

Horseshoe Bay Resort

200 Hi Circle North
Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657
(877) 611-0112
Rate: $165 per night or Austin GSA (whichever is lower)*

*The Austin GSA for October is not available at the time of conference registration opening date. The final rate charged will be the lower between $169 per night and the Austin GSA rate in October.

For reservations call (877) 611-0112. Ask for the Texas Association of County Auditors room block.

The deadline to reserve rooms at the special rate is September 30, or until the block is full. We encourage you to make reservations early. Group rates are available for the nights of Oct. 14–17. 

Parking Rates

Self-parking is included in the daily resort fee.

Resort Fee

There will be an additional resort fee of $10 per room, per night. This fee will provide the following:

  • Complimentary Unlimited Wi-Fi Internet Access in Hotel Guest Rooms
  • Tennis Courts and Racquet Usage
  • Self-Parking
  • Local and Long Distance Telephone Calls
  • Lobby Daily Newspapers
  • Access to Golf Practice Facilities
  • Self-Service Laundry Facilities
  • Access to Hotel Paseo and Yacht Club Pools (each with towel services)
  • One-time Bicycle Rental for Two
  • Transport Service to Resort Amenities
  • In-Room Coffee and Tea
  • 24-Hour Use of Fitness Center
  • Access to Select Horseshoe Bay Resort Private Facilities Including Yacht Club Beaches on Lake LBJ
*Agenda is subject to change
Tuesday, Oct. 15
8 a.m.-noon Board of Directors Meeting
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors set up/Exhibit Hall open
1-1:50 p.m. Llano History and Financial Challenges
1:50-3:05 p.m.    Dealing With FEMA in the Aftermath of a Disaster
3:05-3:20 p.m. Break
3:20-4:10 p.m. Legislative Updates Panel
Paul Sugg, Deputy Director, Texas Association of Counties
Chuck Rice, Legislative Consultant, The Chuck Rice Group
4:10-5 p.m. Get to Know TACA
TACA Board of Directors
6 p.m. Welcome Reception and Golf Tournament (Whitewater Patio and Putting)
 
Wednesday, Oct. 16
7-8 a.m. Breakfast with vendors
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
8-8:15 a.m. Welcome
District Judge
8:15-9:30 a.m. What We Want to Know and When
9:30-10:20 a.m. CPS Trends, Costs, Who Gets An Attorney
10:20-10:35 a.m. Break with vendors
10:35 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Reporting Requirements and Reconciliation
11:50 a.m.-1:05 p.m. Business Meeting and Lunch
1:05-1:55 p.m. TFID Reporting Detail and Surviving An Audit
1:55-3:10 p.m. TFID — Discretionary Grants and New Innovations
3:10-3:25 p.m. Break with vendors
3:25-4:40 p.m. Professional Development
6-8 p.m. Party by the Bay (Aster Lawn)
 
Thursday, Oct. 17
7-8:15 a.m. Breakfast with vendors
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
8:15-9:05 a.m. Payroll — Who's Job Is It?
9:05-9:55 a.m. Tips From the Inside
9:55-10:10 a.m. Break with vendors
10:10-11:50 a.m. Lessons Learned on Design Build Contracts
11:50 a.m.- 6 p.m. Afternoon on your own
6:30-9:30 p.m. President's Dinner Banquet
Entertainment by: Ray Johnston Band
 
Friday, Oct. 18
7-8 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
8-9:15 a.m. Critical Risks and Critical Budgets
Todd Kisel, Risk Management Consultant, Risk Management Services, Texas Association of Counties
9:15-10:05 a.m. Self Defense in the Workplace — Know Your Surroundings
10:05-10:20 a.m. Refreshment break
10:05-10:20 a.m. New Board of Directors Meeting
10:20-11:35 a.m. Unemployment
Cynthia Brannen, Unemployment Fund Program Specialist, Health and Benefits Services, Texas Association of Counties
11:35-11:45 a.m. Closing remarks/Adjourn

Upon approval, the number of continuing education hours will be posted. Please check back often for updates.

Conference Cancellation

Conference fees are fully transferable to other participants, upon request. All conference registration refund requests must be received in writing before Oct. 1 to receive a full refund. Please send an email to Sam Burke or fax notice of your cancellation to (512) 477-1324.

Hotel Cancellation

If you must cancel a room reservation, please notify Sam Burke. In the event of a waitlist, this allows others an opportunity to stay at the host hotel.

Interested in sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities for this conference? Please contact Eastland County Auditor Loretta Key at (254) 629-1082.

View the schedule of events for the conference here.

Exhibit Set Up and Tear Down

Exhibitors at the TACA conference can set up Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 8 a.m. They can tear down Thursday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m.

The busiest time for the exhibit hall will be before and after conference sessions and during the scheduled conference breaks.

Texas Association of County Auditors Sponsorship Levels

$4,000 Diamond Sponsor
1. Booth space in exhibitor's area, if desired;
2. Four admissions to all May Institute or Fall Conference sessions;
3. Four admissions to all May Institute or Fall Conference social events;
4. Name recognition as Diamond Sponsor, including an announcement at scheduled social event; and
5. Recognition in County Auditor’s Comments (quarterly newsletter).

$3,000 Platinum Sponsor
1. Booth space in exhibitor's area, if desired;
2. Four admissions to all May Institute or Fall Conference sessions;
3. Two admissions to all May Institute or Fall Conference social events; and
4. Name recognition as Platinum Sponsor, including an announcement at scheduled social events.

$2,000 Gold Sponsor
1. Booth space in exhibitor's area, if desired;
2. Two admissions to all May Institute or Fall Conference sessions;
3. Two admissions to all May Institute or Fall Conference social events; and
4. Name recognition as Gold Sponsor.

$1,500 Silver Sponsor
1. Booth space in exhibitor's area, if desired;
2. Two admissions to all May Institute or Fall Conference sessions;
3. Two admissions to one social event; and
4. Name recognition as Silver Sponsor.

$1,000 Bronze Sponsor
1. Booth space in exhibitor's area, if desired;
2. One admission to all May Institute or Fall Conference sessions;
3. One admission to one social event; and
4. Name recognition as Bronze Sponsor.

For additional information, about the exhibit hall for the Auditors Fall Conference, contact:
Loretta Key
Eastland County Auditor
100 Main St., Suite 205
Eastland, TX 76448
(254) 629-1082

Remit Payment To:
Kris Klein
Texas Association of County Auditors
Guadalupe County Auditor                    
307 W. Court, Suite 205                        
Seguin, TX 78155

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