Third Annual County and District Clerks' Association of Texas Fall Conference

September 13 - 17, 2020

Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center
177 Joe Routt Blvd.
College Station, TX 77843

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 Third Annual County and District Clerks' Association of Texas Fall Conference Sept. 13-17 at the Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center in College Station.

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 conference 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 attend excellent events. Here are 5 reasons we want to see you in College Station!

Registration Fees

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

Description Early Registration
(postmarked on or before Aug. 3)
Registration
(postmarked after Aug. 3)
Clerk/Deputy Registration (Members and Deputies) $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 hotel is the Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center in College Station. You must register for the conference to obtain hotel reservation information.

Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center (HOTEL FULL)
177 Joe Routt Blvd.
College Station, TX 77843
Room Rate: Single rate $98 per night plus tax
Double rate $108 per night plus tax

Parking

Parking garage-$6 per day.

Overflow Hotels

The George (1.7 mile from Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center)
180 Century Ct.
College Station, TX
Reservations: (844) 599-3871
Room Rate: $98 per night plus tax
Includes breakfast
Free overnight parking

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

Cavalry Court (1.7 mile from Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center)
200 Century Ct.
College Station, TX
Reservations: (844) 313-7337
Room Rate: $98 per night plus tax
Includes breakfast
Free overnight parking

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

Special Accommodations

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.

Sunday, Sept. 13
6:30-9 p.m. President's Welcome Reception
Monday, Sept. 14
7-9 p.m. Off-site Event: TBD
Tuesday, Sept. 15
7-9 p.m. Off-site Event (Details coming later)
Sponsored by: Data Preservation Solutions
Wednesday, Sept. 16
6:30 p.m.-Midnight Banquet, Officers Swearing-In, Clerks Of The Year
Sunday, Sept. 13
Noon-6 p.m. Registration & Information Desk open
1-5 p.m. Exhibits set up
3-5 p.m. Full Board of Directors Meeting
6:30-9 p.m. President's Welcome Reception
TBD

Clerk Nominees Recognized
Monday, Sept. 14
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
8-8:45 a.m. Welcome, National Anthem, Presentation of Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, Recognition of Dignitaries
8:45-9:30 a.m. Introduction of retired Clerks, regional directors, past presidents, retirees, sponsors
9:30-10 a.m. Refreshment break with vendors
10-11:30 a.m. Business session
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch on your own
1-2:15 p.m. Keynote: Laugh More, Stress Less
Mr. Lyndy Phillips, Speaker. Humorist. Magician.
2:15-3 p.m. Conflicts of Interest, Nepotism, and 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
 
Tuesday, Sept. 15
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
8-9:15 a.m. Adobe Tools
Ms. Isabel Garcia, Founder and Owner, Double Click Trainers
9:15-10:30 a.m. Citation by Pub. and Database Protective Orders
Mr. Casey Kennedy, Director of Information Services, Office of Court Administration
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
  Breakout 1: District Clerks Breakout 2: County Clerks Breakout 3: County Clerks
1:30-2:30 p.m. TBD Brands
Mr. Hal Dumas, Special Ranger, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Mr. Bryan Yates, Sr. Software Systems Analyst, Collin County
Election Processes
Hon. Heather Hawthorne, Chambers County Clerk
Ms. Christina Worrell Adkins, Legal Director,  Elections Division at Texas Office of the Secretary of State
2:30-3:30 p.m. Eminent Domain
Hon. Linda Holman, Colorado County District Clerk
Ms. Shae Keefe, Attorney, Winstead PC
Clerk Responsibilities in the County Criminal Appeals Process
Hon. Julie Smith, Potter County  Clerk
Election Processes
continued
3:30-4 p.m. Refreshment break with vendors
4-5 p.m. District Clerk Roundtable County Clerk Roundtable Combination Clerk Roundtable
7-9 p.m. Event: TBD
Sponsored by:
 
Wednesday, Sept. 16
8 a.m.-Noon Registration and Information Desk open
8-8:45 a.m. Copyright Presentation
Mr. Michael Pichinson, General Counsel, Texas Association of Counties
8:45-9:45 a.m. Tips for Improving Virtual Meetings
Ms. Leslie Rhode, Communications Consultant
9:45-10:15 a.m. Refreshment break with vendors
10:15-11:30 a.m. Expunctions/Non-Disclosures
Mr. Michael Pichinson, General Counsel, Texas Association of Counties
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch on your own
1-2 p.m. Legislative Session Updates
Panel
2-3 p.m. Texas State Library And Archives Commission: Records Management Programs
6:30 p.m.-Midnight Banquet, Officers Swearing-In, Clerks Of The Year
Thursday, Sept. 17
8-11 a.m. Information Desk open
8:30-10:30 a.m. Uphill Both Ways: Values, Beliefs, Behaviors and Motivation Between Boomers, X-ers and Echoes in the Workplace
Mr. J. Mark Warren, Training Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
10:30-11 a.m. Drawing of prizes and 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, Aug. 3, will be granted, minus a $10 administration fee. We are unable to honor refund requests received after Aug. 3.

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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