Tax Assessor-Collectors Association Annual Conference

June 9 - 13, 2019

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

For more information, contact Randy Riggs, TACA Secretary/Treasurer at (254) 757-5130 or Amy Lawson in the TAC Education Department at (800) 456-5974.

In order to take advantage of the early bird rate of $250 per person, you must register by May 9.

This year's conference theme is Waves of Progress. We have seen many changes to the way we do business, but we still get the same result: Service to our communites, counties, local governments, and most importantly, our constituents. We will continue to see progess in the way in which we do business.

Bingo

Bingo will take place on Tuesday evening since we’ll be offsite together on Wednesday. Get your “Bingo!” voice ready. It’s sure to be a fun night with great prizes.

Advanced Course

This year the advanced certification course will be held Sunday prior to the conference beginning.  Check out the draft program below for times. This year’s session is Team Building.

Lunch

Show your appreciation for our sponsors by attending Monday’s sponsor appreciation luncheon. Honor our friends at the memorial luncheon on Tuesday. Awards and education certificates will also be presented during the lunch on Tuesday.

Vendor and Sponsor Information

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

Make checks payable to the Texas Association of Counties.
Mail checks to:
Tax Assessor-Collectors Association of Texas
c/o Texas Association of Counties
P.O. Box 2131
Austin, TX 78768.

For more information, please contact Amy Lawson in the TAC Education Department at (800) 456-5974.

Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center
7 Hope Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77554
(888) 388-8484

Parking Rates

Self parking: Complimentary
Valet parking:  $20/night

Reservations and Hotel Rates 

Single/Double: $182/night

Hotel reservations can be made by calling Moody Gardens Hotel and request a room in the Tax Assessor-Collectors Association room block to receive the special group rate. The deadline to reserve rooms at the group rate is May 18 or until the block is full. Please make your reservations early. All reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis only and at the prevailing hotel rates.

Please note: As in years past, TACA 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 Megan West at meganw@county.org or (800) 456-5974. You will be contacted when a room becomes available.

To cancel your conference registration or hotel reservation, please email Megan West or fax to (512) 477-1324. This will help move fellow attendees off the wait list. We kindly request that you not post your reservation on the TACA listserv, as this hinders the wait list management.

Reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or first night's full deposit.

Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to 3 p.m. on the day of arrival or the first night’s room and tax will be charged to the credit card on file.

Hotel check-in time is 3 p.m.; checkout is noon.

List of overflow hotels

Sunday, June 9
1-5 p.m. Advanced Program: Team Building
Monday, June 10
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsor Appreciation Luncheon
Free evening  
Tuesday, June 11
8-11 p.m. Bingo!
Wednesday, June 12
6-9 p.m. Offsite Event and Installation of Officers
Saturday, June 8
3 p.m. Board Meeting
 
Sunday, June 9
1-5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. NEW Tax Assessor-Collector Orientation Class
10-10:30 a.m. First-Time Conference Attendee — What to Expect
10 a.m.-noon Site Committee
11 a.m.-noon Program Committee
1-5 p.m. Advanced Program: Team Building
Registration required; $45 fee to be added to registration cost
2:30-3 p.m. Still in My First Term... What Questions Do You Have Since Taking Office?
5-6 p.m. Devotional Service
7:30-10 p.m. Mix and Mingle
 
Monday, June 10
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7:30-8:30 a.m. By-Laws Committee
7:30-8:30 a.m. Security Committee
7:30-8:30 a.m. Awards Committee
7:30-8:30 a.m. Election Committee
9-10:15 a.m. Welcome and Greetings
10:15-10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. General Session
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsor Appreciation Luncheon
1-3:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
1-2:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2:15-3 p.m. Exhibit Hall Break
3:30-5 p.m. General Session
5-6 p.m. Legislative Committee
Free Evening  
 
Tuesday, June 11
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7:30-8 a.m. Technology Committee
7:30-8:30 a.m. Education Committee
7:30-8:30 a.m. Comptroller Liaison Committee
8-8:30 a.m. Historical Committee
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9-10 a.m. General Session
10-10:45 a.m. Exhibit Hall Break
10:45 a.m.-noon Roundtable Breakout Sessions (by county size)
Noon-1:30 p.m. Memorial Luncheon
1:30-2:45 p.m. Roundtable Breakout Sessions (by county size)
2:45-3:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Break
3:15-4:30 p.m. Roundtable Breakout Sessions (by county size)
4:30-5:15 p.m. DMV Liaison Subcommittee - Steering
5:15-6 p.m. DMV Liaison Committee
8-11 p.m. Bingo!
 
Wednesday, June 12 - Wear Your TACA Shirt Day
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7:30-8:45 a.m. Past Presidents Breakfast
8:30-11:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9-10:45 a.m. TACA Business Meeting
9-10:15 a.m. General Session for Deputies (No TACs Allowed!)
10:15-10:45 a.m. Exhibit Hall break (Deputies)
10:45-11:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall break (TACs)
10:45 a.m.-noon General Session for Deputies (continued)
11:15 a.m.-noon TACA Business Meeting (continued)
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30-2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2:30-3 p.m. Refreshment Break
3-4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
6-9 p.m. Off-site Event: Installation of Officers and Awards Presentation
 
Thursday, June 13
7:30-8:45 a.m. New Board Meeting
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
9-10 a.m. General Session
10-10:15 a.m. Refreshment break
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Two of these sessions are courses that count toward TACA's Professional Designation Certification Program
12:15 p.m. Adjourn

Agenda subject to change prior to conference. Please check back for updates.

Applications for continuing education credit will be made for the Tax Assessor-Collector SB546 mandate, TACA designations and Comptroller/TDLR for attendees who may not be covered under SB546.

Cancellations and all refund requests must be received in writing (fax or email acceptable) by May 9. Refunds will not be given without a written request. After May 9, an administrative fee of $50 will be charged to offset guarantees given by TACA.

Please email or fax cancellations to Amy Lawson at (512) 477-1324.

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