125th Annual County and District Clerks' Association of Texas Conference

May 31 - June 4, 2020

Waco Convention Center
100 Washington Ave.
Waco, TX 76701

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 125th Annual CDCAT Conference May 31-June 4 at the Waco Convention Center.

This year's conference theme is an extension of the fall and winter conference themes, "Deeply Rooted in History," in honor of the Association's 125th anniversary. 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.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from great speakers and explore Waco!

Registration Fees

Full conference registration includes all education sessions, meals and breaks.

Description Early Registration (postmarked on or before April 1) Registration (postmarked after April 1)
Clerk/Deputy Registration $225 $275
Retired Clerk Package $100  
Corporate Attendee $500  
On-site Registration
(Members)
$275  
One-Day Registration $90  
 
Evening Event Tickets - Ages 13 & Over
Events Price
Casino Night and Banquet $50
 
Evening Event Tickets - Ages 12 & Under
Events Price
Casino Night and Banquet $30

The host hotels are The Hilton Waco and Courtyard Marriott. You must register for the conference to obtain hotel reservation information.

Hilton Waco (FULL)
113 S. University Parks Dr.
Waco, TX
Room Rate: King/queen $165 per night plus tax

Courtyard by Marriott Waco (FULL)
101 Washington Ave.
Waco, TX

Room Rates

King/Queen: $159 per night plus tax
King Suite: $179 per night plus tax
Queen Suite: $189 per night plus tax

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 need to cancel a room 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 Hotels

Complimentary self-parking.

Overflow Hotel

Hotel Indigo (0.6 mile from Waco Convention Center)
211 Clay Ave.
Waco, TX
Reservations: (254) 754-7000
Room Rate: $150 per night plus tax

Ask for the County and District Clerks' Association group block.

Nearby Hotels (hotels below do not have group rate room block-rates can vary and change)

Residence Inn by Marriott (.7 mile from Waco Convention Center)
501 S. University Parks Dr.
Waco, TX
Reservations: (254) 714-1386
Current Room Rate: King Suite: $141 per night plus tax

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Waco Baylor Downtown (1.5 miles from Waco Convention Center)
911 S. 10th St.
Waco, TX
(888) 312-2399

Sunday, May 31
6:30-9 p.m. President's Welcome Reception at Indian Spring Park
Sponsored by: iDocket
Monday, June 1
7-9 p.m. Off-site Event: TBD
Sponsored by: Kofile Technologies, Inc.
Tuesday, June 2
5-8 p.m. Event: Bingo Night
Sponsored by: Data Preservation Solutions
Wednesday, June 3
6:30 p.m.-midnight Banquet

Officers Swearing-In

Clerks of the Year
Sunday, May 31
Noon-6 p.m. Registration & Information Desk open
1-5 p.m. Exhibits set up
3-4 p.m. CDCAT Executive Board Meeting
4-5 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
6:30-9 p.m. President's Welcome Reception at Indian Spring Park
*Clerk Nominees Recognized
Sponsored by: iDocket
 
Monday, June 1
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
8:30-9:15 a.m. Welcome

Presentation of Colors
Local High School

National Anthem

Pledges of Allegiance

Recognition of Dignitaries
9:15-10 a.m. Introduction of Retired Clerks, Regional Directors, Past Presidents, Retirees, Sponsors
10-10:30 a.m. Refreshment break with vendors
10:30 a.m.-noon Business Session
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:30-2:15 p.m. Keynote: Laugh More, Stress Less
Mr. Lyndy Phillips, Speaker, Humorist, Magician.
2:15-3 p.m. Ethics
Mr. Paul Miles, Associate General Counsel, Texas Association of Counties
3-3:30 p.m. Refreshment break with vendors
3:30-5 p.m. Registry of the Court
Hon. Sharena Gilliland, Parker County District Clerk
7-9 p.m. Off-site Event: TBD
Sponsored by: Kofile Technologies, Inc.
 
Tuesday, June 2
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
8:30-9:30 a.m. Adobe Tools
Ms. Isabel Garcia, Founder and Owner, Double Click Trainers
9:30-10:30 a.m. Electronic Procedures
Hon. Clarissa Webster, Ector County District Clerk
10:30-11 a.m. Refreshment break with vendors
11 a.m.-noon Paupers Affidavits and Pro Se Filings
Hon. Jon Gimble, McLennan County District Clerk
Hon. Velva Price, Travis County District Clerk
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
General Session
1:30-2:30 p.m. Arrest, Appoint, Appeal (Arrest to Disposition)
Mr. Mark Parker, Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Chief of Intake and Grand Jury
Mr. Gabe Price, Assistant Criminal District Attorney
Roundtable Discussion Breakouts
2:30-3:30 p.m. District Clerk Roundtable
Hon. Loretta Cammack, Nacogdoches County District Clerk
Hon. Tammy Robinson, Taylor County District Clerk
Hon. Casie Walker, Burnet County District Clerk
County Clerk Roundtable
Hon. Beth Rothermel, Washington County Clerk
Hon. Julie Smith, Potter County Clerk
Hon. Karren Winter, Archer County Clerk
Combination Clerk Roundtable
Hon. JoAnna Blanco, Castro County Combo Clerk
Hon. Cheri Hawkins, Shackelford Combo Clerk
Hon. Bena Hester, Briscoe County Combo Clerk
3:30-4 p.m. Refreshment break with vendors
4-5 p.m. Breakout 1: District Clerks
Child Protective Services
Breakout 2: County Clerks
Eminent Domain

Hon. Linda Holman, Colorado County District Clerk
7-9 p.m. Event: Bingo Night
Sponsored by: Data Preservation Solutions
 
Wednesday, June 3
8 a.m.-noon Registration and Information Desk open
8:30-9:15 a.m. Copyright Presentation
Mr. Michael Pichinson, General Counsel, Texas Association of Counties
9:15-10:15 a.m. Building Better Relations: Working with the Media
Ms. Ann Harder, Anchor, Retired News Channel 25 KXXV, Waco
10:15-10:45 a.m. Refreshment break with vendors
10:45 a.m.-noon Expunctions/Non-Disclosures
Mr. Michael Pichinson, General Counsel, Texas Association of Counties
Noon-6:30 p.m.            Lunch and afternoon on your own
5-8 p.m. Banquet
Sponsored by: Kofile Technologies, Inc.
Back by popular demand!
Get ready! CDCAT is bringing Las Vegas fun to a wild-in-Waco Casino Night. Attendees can try their luck at multiple games including slot machines, blackjack, craps, tables, roulette and Texas Hold'em poker!

Not a gambler? No problem! Put on your bling and boots to dance the night away!

Officers Swearing-In

Clerks  of the Year
 
Thursday, June 4
8-11 a.m. Information Desk open
8:30-10:30 a.m. Generational Dynamics
Mr. J. Mark Warren, Training Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
10:30-11 a.m. Drawing of Prizes • Closing Remarks

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

Continuing Education Type Hours
County, District and Combination Clerks Pending

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, May 4, will be granted, minus a $10 administration fee. We are unable to honor refund requests received after May 4.

Please contact Sam Burke for cancellations by fax at (512) 477-1324.

Please contact Sarah Lazarowitz, Events Director with County Progress, for questions about exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, at (325) 673-4822 Ext. 2121.

You can also visit the County Progress CDCAT Conference Page for exhibitor registration details.

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