Commissioners Court Administrative Training

March 21 - June 10, 2019

For more information, contact Adrienne Bethke at (800) 456-5974.

The Commissioners Court Administrative Training program is designed to provide County Judges and County Commissioners an in depth and concentrated learning experience on the issues associated with the budgeting process. Attendees will receive four hours of instruction and hands on training regarding issues associated with the budgeting process. Those who participate will leave with a better understanding of the county budgeting process, public notices and best practices for using a budget calendar. Training will be provided to help county judges and commissioners calculate and set tax rates, exemptions and utilize tax incentives. Tips will also be provided to improve communication with constituents regarding the budget process and demonstrate the public benefit of county expenditures.

There is no cost to attend the Commissioners Court Administrative Training.

Topics

Overview of County Budgeting
Budget Calendar, Statutory Requirements and Public Notices

Setting Tax Rates
Calculating Rates, Exemptions and Tax Rates, Effective Tax Rates and Roll Back

Demonstrating the Public Benefit of County Expenditures
Communicating with Constituents, Op-Ed Submissions and Speaking the Language

*Agenda subject to change. Agenda is based on specific location. Please check location for start and end times. The topics covered will be:

Topics

Overview of County Budgeting
Budget Calendar, Statutory Requirements and Public Notices

Setting Tax Rates
Calculating Rates, Exemptions and Tax Rates, Effective Tax Rates and Roll Back

Demonstrating the Public Benefit of County Expenditures
Communicating with Constituents, Op-Ed Submissions and Speaking of the Language

 

*If you would like to register for an Administrative Training that is on the agenda at the West Texas Judges and Commissioners Annual Conference (Amarillo), North and East Judges and Commissioners Annual Conference (College Station), or South Texas Judges and Commissioners Annual Conference (San Antonio) WITHOUT registering for the entire conference, please email or call Allyssa Lee at (800) 456-5974.

Dates Locations Registration Link
Longview
March 21
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Holiday Inn Longview - North
Infinity Center
300 Tuttle Cir.
Longview, TX
Online registration has closed, but you may still register onsite.
Lubbock
March 26
1-5:10 p.m.
Overton Hotel & Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Ln
Lubbock, TX
Online registration has closed, but you may still register onsite.
Stephenville
April 4
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
1129 N. US Hwy 281
Stephenville, TX
Register Today
Amarillo
April 23
8:30 a.m.-noon
Amarillo Civic Center
401 S. Buchanan St.
Amarillo, TX
Click here to register for the West Texas Judges and Commissioners Conference and choose the “Early Bird” session option. 
College Station
May 13
10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
The George
180 Century Ct.
College Station, TX
Click here to register for the North & East Judges and Commissioners Conference and choose the “Early Bird” session option.
Monahans
May 23
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ward County Event Center
1525 E. Monahans Pkwy
Monahans, TX
Register Today
San Antonio
June 10
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Hill County
9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
San Antonio, TX
Please visit the V.G. Young Institute of County Government to register.

Education Sponsor

Special thanks to the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, for serving as the education program co-sponsor.

Commissioner Hours

Each location has been approved for four hours of continuing education for county commissioners. You must attend all sessions to earn the four hours.

Judges Hours

This program does not provide any judicial education credit.

To cancel your registration, please contact Adrienne Bethke at (800) 456-5974.

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