New Treasurers’ Seminar

December 7 - 10, 2020

MCM Elegante Suites
4250 Ridgemont Dr.
Abilene, TX 79606
(325) 698-1234

For more information, contact Deanna Auert or Nino Miranda at (800) 456-5974.

In-Person Event Safety Guidelines

CTAT is committed to providing a clean and safe experience when attending meetings and events, and prioritizes the safety and social wellbeing of all attendees, guests and staff. We continue to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Local Health Authorities (LHAs) and state and local governments for regulations and guidelines. physical distancing and safety measures have been put into place for currently planned conferences and events.

From registration to meeting rooms, exhibit halls and meals, the Education and Event Services team has developed detailed plans, processes and procedures to help you feel safe.

Due to possible capacity limitations, some conferences may have to limit the number of attendees to accommodate physical distancing guidelines. For more information, please contact Deanna Auert or visit the facility's website for specific safety guidelines pertaining to venues.

How Event Staff Are Keeping You Safe

Event staff will wear protective face coverings and gloves in all public areas of the meeting venue.

Event staff will practice physical distancing with Plexiglas shields and/or face shields at registration desk; place floor markers at registration area, meeting rooms, exhibit halls and food and beverage stations.

Event staff will clean and sanitize frequently touched surfaces and provide hand sanitizer for all attendees.

Event staff will conduct a daily symptom assessment of themselves.


Find the full list of guidelines and processes here*.

Newly elected county treasurers from around the state will gather for this all-important conference — an essential step in taking office. The New Treasurers Seminar will cover the basic core duties of the office of county treasurer, examining responsibilities such as depository contracts and public fund investments. Sessions will also delve into human resource issues and the resource materials available to treasurers taking office for the first time. This three-day conference was planned, in large part, by experienced county treasurers, who will serve as presenters at many of the sessions and will be present to talk informally with attendees. These veterans welcome questions and the chance to share their experiences in office.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this conference, you can expect to:

  • Better understand the duties of the county treasurer and the role you play in county government.
  • Be familiar with the online County Treasurers' Resource Guide.
  • Know the proper record-keeping for the Fair Labors Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Identify the laws of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and workers’ compensation.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of depository contracts.

Registration Fees

Conference Registration Fees Early Fee After Nov. 22
County Official or Employee $150 $175

Payment

Make checks payable to Texas Association of Counties
Mail to:
Texas Association of Counties
C/O Education Dept.
P.O. Box 2711
San Antonio, TX 78299

Special Services

To ensure that our conference is ADA-accessible, please contact Deanna Auert or Nino Miranda at (800) 456-5974 if you need assistance.

Hotel Accommodations

MCM Elegante Suites
4250 Ridgemont Dr.
Abilene, TX 79606
(325) 698-1234

The host hotel is the MCM Elegante Suites. Call (325) 698-1234 for room reservations. Ask for the “County Treasurers' Association” room block to receive the conference rate.

The conference rate is $96 per night, single/double, plus taxes. Hotel reservations must be secured by Nov. 22. After Nov. 22, all rooms are subject to availability and a price increase.

The room rate includes a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly manager’s reception.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: Noon

Monday, Dec. 7
2-5 p.m.

Registration

Tuesday, Dec. 8
8-5 p.m.

General Sessions

Noon-1 p.m.

Lunch (tbd)

Wednesday, Dec. 9
8-5 p.m.

General Sessions

Noon-1 p.m.

Lunch (tbd)

Thursday, Dec. 10
8-Noon

General Sessions

Agenda is subject to change.

Continuing Education

This conference is an introductory course on the performance of the duties of county treasurer, and successful completion is required by Texas Local Government Code Chapter 83.003.

Cancellation Policy

All registration refund requests must be received in writing before Dec. 5 to qualify for a full refund, less a $50 administrative fee. Refund requests received after that date will be subject to an administrative fee equal to half of the registration fee. No refund requests will be honored after Dec. 12. Please send an email to Nino Miranda or fax notice of your cancellation to (512) 477-1324.

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