98th Annual County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas Conference

October 5 - 8, 2020

Abilene Convention Center
1100 N 6th St
Abilene, TX 79601

For more information, contact Michele Ewerz or Rachel Kucera at (800) 456-5974.

Education that is Informative

This year's conference offers up-to-date information and how officials can best support their counties.

Educational Co-Sponsor

Co-sponsored by the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Continuing Education

Approval of continuing education credit hours for county commissioners is pending. This includes four hours of credit offered Wednesday afternoon in the Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum session. The County Judges Education Committee has approved four hours of judicial education credit for the Tuesday afternoon Judicial Education session.

Advanced Curriculum

Learn more about your county offices. On Wednesday afternoon, take advantage of four advanced curriculum courses. County officials have the opportunity to obtain credits to complete the advanced curriculum. We will present certificates during Wednesday's luncheon banquet to those who have completed the curriculum.

Conference Registration Information

Conference registration will open on April 15 at 8 a.m. Please contact Rachel Kucera  for more information.

Registration Fees

(Includes tickets to all events including spouse programs)
Member (county is a member of CJCA): Early Registration $225/After Sept. 14 $250
Non-County Government/Corporate: Early Registration $500/After Sept. 14 $550
Additional luncheon tickets (non-spouse): $60 each

Scheduled Activities

Several fun activities give you an opportunity to network with officials from across the state, including the President's Party and Exhibitor Appreciation night. Have a great time at Host Court Night, hosted by Taylor County. Wednesday is also the popular tournament afternoon and spouse day of activities.

Vendor Information

For information on vendor registration, please go to the County Progress Website or contact Sarah Lazarowitz.

Sponsor Information

For information on sponsorship please contact Taylor County Commissioner, Chuck Statler or call (325) 669-6266.

Association Officers

Hon. Chuck Statler, President
Taylor County Commissioner

Hon. Ben Zeller, First Vice President
Victoria County Judge

Hon. Rick Bailey, Second Vice President
Johnson County Commissioner

Hon. Robert Johnston, Immediate Past President
Anderson County Judge

Thank you to our Sponsors and Contributors

Our sincerest thanks to these businesses and their representatives. Without the participation and support of these folks, the special events presented at this conference would not have been possible.

Please remember to bring a door prize.

Hotel Accommodations

You must register for the conference before reserving your sleeping room. Once registered for the conference you will receive hotel reservation instructions including links and special codes in your confirmation email.

Accommodations have been made at the following hotels:

Courtyard by Marriott Abilene Northeast (FULL)
2141 Scottish Road
Abilene, TX 79601
Room Rate: $129

TownePlace Suites Abilene Northeast (FULL)
2141 Scottish Road
Abilene, TX 79601
Room Rate: $129

Home2 Suites by Hilton Abilene
2109 Scottish Road
Abilene, TX 79601
Room Rate: $129

Residence Inn by Marriott Abilene
1641 Musgrave Blvd.
Abilene, TX 79601
Room Rate: $119

Cut-off date

Cut-off date for accepting reservations into these room blocks is Sept. 5. All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.
Reservations cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to arrival.

If special accommodations are needed, please contact Michele Ewerz at (800) 456-5974.

Please email Rachel Kucera or send a fax to (512) 477-1324 to cancel your conference registration or hotel reservation. This will help move fellow attendees off of the wait list. We kindly request you do not post your reservation on the listserv as this hinders the wait list management.

Monday, Oct. 5
4:30-6 p.m. President's Party and Exhibitor Appreciation Night
Tuesday, Oct. 6
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Spouse Event
11:35 a.m.-1 p.m. Past Presidents' Luncheon (by invitation only)
Sponsored by: Allison, Bass & Magee, LLP
6-9 p.m. Host Court Night
Sponsored by: Taylor County
Wednesday, Oct. 7
11 a.m. Luncheon Banquet and Installation of Officers
1-5 p.m. Bobby Smith Memorial Golf Tournament
1-5 p.m. Domino Tournament
Thursday, Oct. 8
7-7:45 p.m. Prayer Breakfast

*Agenda is subject to change

Monday, Oct. 5
1-5:30 p.m. Registration and Information Desk
1-6 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open/Dedicated Time with Exhibitors
1-4:30 p.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
2-5 p.m. Standing Committee Meetings:
Resolutions
Nominations
Site Selection
4:30-6 p.m. President's Party and Exhibitor Appreciation Night
Evening Free Night
Tuesday, Oct. 6
7:30-8 a.m. Welcome Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:30-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
7:30-5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Opening General Session
8-8:20 a.m. Welcome and Greetings
8:20-9:10 a.m. 4.016 Leadership / Team Building: Keynote Address
9:10-9:55 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Professional Associations
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Spouse Event
9:55-10:45 a.m. 3.013 Working with the Legislature
Moderator: Mr. Jim Allison, General Counsel, County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas
Speakers: Area Legislators
10:45-11:35 a.m. 3.003 Lawmaking
Moderator: Mr. Jim Allison, General Counsel, County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas
Speakers: Area Legislators
11:35 a.m.-1 p.m. Past Presidents' Luncheon (by invitation only)
Sponsored by: Allison, Bass & Magee, LLP
Judicial Education
1-2 p.m. Session
2-3 p.m. Session
3-3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:15-4:15 p.m. Session
4:15-5:15 p.m. Session
Commissioners Education
1-1:50 p.m. 3.016 County Road Panel
1:50-2:40 p.m. 3.018 Environmental Issues Roundtable Discussion
2:40-3:10 p.m. Refreshment in the Exhibit Hall
3:10-4 p.m. 3.019 Subdivision Regulations
4-4:50 p.m. 4.024 Redistricting
6-9 p.m. Host Court Night
Sponsored by: Taylor County
Wednesday, Oct. 7
7:30-8 a.m. Morning Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall
7:30 a.m-noon Exhibt Hall Open
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
General Session
8-8:50 a.m. 3.005 Justice System: Indigent Defense
8:50-9:40 a.m. 4.012 Personnel: County Retirement
9:40-10:30 a.m. Refreshment in the Exhibit Hall
10:30-11 a.m. Association Business Meeting
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Luncheon Banquet and Installation of Officers
1-5 p.m. Domino Tournament
Coordinated by: Hon. J.D. Johnson, Tarrant County Commissioner
Sponsored by: LaSalle Corrections


Bobby Smith Memorial Golf Tournament
Advanced Curriculum Education
1-1:50 p.m. 2.001 County Judge
Speaker: Hon. Tramer Worytek, Judicial Resource Liaison, Texas Association of Counties; Former Lavaca County Judge
1:50-2:40 p.m. 2.013 County Health Officer
2:40-2:55 p.m. Refreshment Break
2:55-3:45 p.m. 2.014 Extension Service
3:45-4:35 p.m. 2.018 District Judge
Evening Free Night
Thursday, Oct. 8
7-7:45 p.m. Prayer Breakfast
7:30-8 a.m. Morning Coffee
7:30-11:30 a.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
Closing General Session
8-8:50 a.m. 4.009 Financial Accounting Basics
8:50-9:40 a.m. 4.006 Fees and Revenue
9:40-10:10 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:10-11 a.m. 4.018 Emergency Management: Local Powers
11-11:50 a.m. 4.023 Grantseeking: CARES Act & County Road Repair Grants

*Agenda is subject to change

Continuing Education

Approval of continuing education credit hours for county commissioners is pending. This includes four hours of credit offered Wednesday afternoon in the Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum session. The County Judges Education Committee has approved four hours of judicial education credit for the Tuesday afternoon Judicial Education session.

Advanced Curriculum

Learn more about your county offices. On Wednesday afternoon, take advantage of four advanced curriculum courses. County officials have the opportunity to obtain credits to complete the advanced curriculum. We will present certificates during Wednesday’s luncheon banquet to those who have completed the curriculum.

Conference registration forms must be received by Sept. 29. If registering after Sept. 29, please register onsite at the Abilene Convention Center. We will process payment and provide name badges and conference materials.

Registration cancellations must be in writing (fax acceptable) at least 72 hours prior to the conference to receive a refund, minus a $10 processing fee. For more information, please contact the TAC Education Department at (800) 456-5974 or email Rachel Kucera.

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