75th Annual Texas Association of County Auditors Fall Conference

October 20 - 23, 2020

Wyndham El Paso Airport
2027 Airway Blvd.
El Paso, 79925

For more information contact Luz Hinojosa or Sam Burke​ at (800) 456-5974.

The 75th Annual Fall Conference of the Texas Association of County Auditors is designed to keep members informed about the issues that are important to you and your counties. This four-day conference in El Paso is a convenient way to earn continuing education credits during education sessions, as well as an opportunity to network with your peers.

Registration is scheduled to open Wednesday, July 1.

Check back often for conference updates.

Registration Fees

Full conference registration includes all education sessions and evening events.

Conference Registration Fees Registration by Sept. 28
County auditor (full conference) $275
County auditor assistants /staff $275
Retired county auditor $150
Guest Tickets Cost
Wednesday: Off-site steak dinner (currently Cattleman's Steakhouse but subject to change) $30
Thursday: President’s Banquet (guest) $50
Guest Pass (includes both the off-site dinner and the President's Banquet) $75

Continuing Education

The conference offers continuing education credits for county auditors. Please check back for updates on the exact hours offered.

Vendor Information

For information about vendors and sponsorships, contact Wood County Auditor Terri Sellars at (903) 763-2921.

Payment Information

Please make checks payable to Texas Association of Counties.

Mail checks to:
Texas Association of County Auditors
c/o Texas Association of Counties
P.O. Box 2711
San Antonio, TX 78299

Important Information For Those Traveling By Air

Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.

Check for the star. REAL ID-compliant cards are marked with a star at the top of the card. If you’re not sure, contact your state driver’s license agency on how to obtain a REAL ID compliant card.

For detailed information, please visit the Real ID webpage.

Special Services

To ensure that our conference is ADA accessible to all, please contact Sam Burke or Luz Hinojosa at (800) 456-5974 if you need assistance.

Wyndham El Paso Airport
2027 Airway Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925
(915) 701-3202
Room rate: $97 per night, plus tax

For reservations, click on the link above or call (877) 999-3223. Ask for the Texas Association of County Auditors room block.

The deadline to reserve rooms at the special rate is Sept. 28, or when the block is full. We encourage you to make reservations early. Group rates are available for the nights of Oct. 17–24.

Parking Rates

Self-parking is free.

Tuesday, Oct. 20
6-8 p.m. Welcome Reception
Wednesday, Oct. 21
6-10 p.m. Cattleman's Steakhouse (subject to change)
Thursday, Oct. 22
6-9:30 p.m. President's Dinner Banquet and Entertainment
Entertainment: Fungi Mungle
Monday, Oct. 19
1-5 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibitors set up
Tuesday, Oct. 20
7-8 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registrations and Information Desk open
8-8:50 a.m. COVID-19/Disaster Finance
8:50-9:40 a.m. Post SB 346 - Cut to the Chase
9:40-9:55 a.m. Break with exhibitors
9:55-10:45 a.m. Auditing for Dummies (One Step at a Time)
10:45-11:35 a.m. Excel Turbo Charged
11:35 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Lunch
12:50-2:30 p.m. Cybersecurity / Malware Awareness
2:30-2:50 p.m. Break with exhibitors
2:50-4:10 p.m. Economic Update
4:10-5 p.m. Open Government/Open Records
6-8 p.m. Welcome Reception
Wednesday, Oct. 21
7-8 a.m. Breakfast with exhibitors
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
8-8:15 a.m. Welcome
Hon. Linda Chew, Administrative District judge, 327th District Court, El Paso County
Hon. Ricardo Samaniego, El Paso County Judge
8:15-9:55 a.m. How to Conduct an HR Audit
9:55-10:10 a.m. Break with exhibitors
10:10-11:50 a.m. GASB update
11:50 a.m.-1 p.m. Working lunch (TACA Business Meeting)
1-1:30 p.m. Commemorating Establishment of the County Auditor, 1905 to the Present
1:30-2:45 p.m. Falsification of Government Documents
2:45-3 p.m. Break with exhibitors
3-4:15 p.m. Cybersecurity Case Study – The Phishing Attack
5 p.m. Buses depart to Cattleman's Steakhouse
6-10 p.m. Cattleman's Steakhouse (subject to change)
Fabens, TX
Thursday, Oct. 22
7-8 a.m. Breakfast with exhibitors
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
8-9:40 a.m. Legislative Panel
9:40-10:30 a.m. District Judge's Perspective of the County Auditor Role
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break with exhibitors
10:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Basics of Purchasing
12:05-1 p.m. Lunch
1-1:50 p.m. Professionalism, Diversity and Valuing Differences in the Workplace
1:50-2:40 p.m. TCDRS: Impact on Counties
2:40-3 p.m. Break with exhibitors
3-4:15 p.m. County Roundtables (Large/Medium/Small)
6-9:30 p.m. President's Dinner Banquet and Entertainment
Entertainment: Fungi Mungle
Friday, Oct. 23
7-8 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
8-8:50 a.m. Records Management Training
8:50-9:40 a.m. Emergency Preparedness and Response
9:40-9:55 a.m. Refreshment break
9:40-9:55 a.m. New Board of Directors Meeting
9:55-10:45 a.m. The Purchasing Toolbox
10:45-11:35 a.m. Texas Motor Vehicle Fraud
11:35-11:45 a.m. Closing Remarks

*Agenda is subject to change

Upon approval, the number of continuing education hours will be posted. Please check back often for updates.

Continuing Education Type Hours
County Auditors Pending

Conference Cancellation

Conference fees are fully transferable to other participants, upon request. All conference registration refund requests must be received in writing before Oct. 1 to receive a full refund. Please send an email to Sam Burke at samb@county.org or fax notice of your cancellation to (512) 477-1324.

Hotel Cancellation

If you must cancel a room reservation, please notify Sam Burke. In the event of a waitlist, this allows others an opportunity to stay at the host hotel.

Interested in sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities for this conference?

Please contact Wood County Auditor Terri Sellars at (903) 763-2921.

Please click on the Agenda tab to view the schedule of events for the conference.

Exhibit Setup and Teardown

Exhibitors at the TACA conference can set up Monday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. They can tear down the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 22.

The busiest time for the Exhibit Hall will be before and after conference sessions and during the scheduled conference breaks.

Texas Association of County Auditors Sponsorship Levels

$4,000 Diamond Sponsor

1. Booth space in exhibitor’s area, if desired.
2. Four admissions to all May institute or fall conference sessions.
3. Four admissions to all May institute or fall conference social events.
4. Name recognition as a Diamond Sponsor, including an announcement at the scheduled social event.
5. Recognition in County Auditor’s Comments (quarterly newsletter).

$3,000 Platinum Sponsor

1. Booth space in exhibitor’s area, if desired.
2. Four admissions to all May institute or fall conference sessions.
3. Two admissions to all May institute or fall conference social events.
4. Name recognition as a Platinum Sponsor, including an announcement at scheduled social events.

$2,000 Gold Sponsor

1. Booth space in exhibitor’s area, if desired.
2. Two admissions to all May institute or fall conference sessions.
3. Two admissions to all May institute or fall conference social events.
4. Name recognition as a Gold Sponsor.

$1,500 Silver Sponsor

1. Booth space in exhibitor’s area, if desired.
2. Two admissions to all May institute or fall conference sessions.
3. Two admissions to one social event.
4. Name recognition as a Silver Sponsor.

$1,000 Bronze Sponsor

1. Booth space in exhibitor’s area, if desired.
2. One admission to all May institute or fall conference sessions.
3. One admission to one social event.
4. Name recognition as a Bronze Sponsor.

For additional information about the exhibit hall for the conference, contact:

Terri Sellars
Wood County Auditor
P.O. Box 389
Quitman, TX 75783
(903) 763-2921

Remit payment to:

Tracy Barrera
Texas Association of County Auditors
Atascosa County Auditor
1 Courthouse Circle Dr., Ste. 105
Jourdanton, TX 78026

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