Texas Association of County Auditors' January On-the-Road Area Training

January 16 - 17, 2020

Kemah Boardwalk
8 Kemah Waterfront St.
Kemah, TX 77565

For more information, contact Kristin Bulanek, Galveston County First Assistant County Auditor, at (409) 770-5408.

Galveston County Auditor’s Office is proud to host the Texas Association of County Auditors’ 2020 January On-the-Road Area Training in Kemah!  This two-day conference 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 Monday, Nov. 4.

Check back often for conference updates.

Registration Fees

Registration includes all education sessions and evening events. 

Registration Fees Registration by Dec. 25
County auditor $100
County auditor assistants /staff $100
Guest Tickets Cost
Thursday: Dinner Cruise aboard the FANTASEA (guest) $154.58

Continuing Education

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

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

Special Services

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

Holiday Inn Kemah (Near Boardwalk)
805 Harris Ave.
Kemah, TX 77565
(877) 666-3243
Rate: $119 a night plus taxes
Group Code: TAC

For reservations, visit the hotel website link or call (877) 666-3243. Ask for the Texas Association of County Auditors room block with code TAC.

The deadline to reserve rooms at the special rate is Dec. 25, or until the block is full. We encourage you to make reservations early. Group rates are available for the nights of Jan. 15–18, 2020.

Parking Rates

Complimentary daily self-parking

Wednesday, Jan. 15
3-5 p.m. TACA Board of Directors Meeting
5-7 p.m. Conference Registration
Thursday, Jan. 16
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch at The Flying Dutchman
Sponsored by: Tyler Technologies, TexPool and Kofile
6-8:30 p.m. Dinner Cruise aboard the FANTASEA
Sponsored by: Perdue Brannon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP, Patillo, Brown & Hill, LLP

Enjoy a 2.5 hour dinner cruise through Clear Lake and Galveston aboard the Boardwalk FantaSea luxury yacht. The state-of-the-art yacht is a unique floating restaurant surrounded by an ever-changing view of beautiful waterfront homes, picturesque lighthouses and the thrilling Kemah Boardwalk. The luxury yacht is climate controlled on all decks to maximize comfort in all areas of the ship. Outfitted with two full service bars and a dance floor, the Boardwalk FantaSea offers fun for all. Featuring large glass windows and doors, the panoramic view can be seen from all positions aboard the ship.  The cruise will include a full dual entrée dinner buffet and open bar.
Wednesday, Jan. 15
3-5 p.m. TACA Board of Directors Meeting
5-7 p.m. Conference Registration
Thursday, Jan. 16
7:15-8 a.m. Breakfast buffet
Sponsored by: Prosperity Bank
8 a.m.-4:40 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
8-8:10 a.m. Opening Remarks/Welcome
8:10-9 a.m. How to Promote Teamwork
9-9:50 a.m. Building Your Continuous Monitoring Program
9:50-10:10 a.m. Refreshment break
10:10-11:30 a.m. What to Expect with TNT Changes
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch at The Flying Dutchman
Sponsored by: Tyler Technologies, TexPool and Kofile
1-2:40 p.m. Active Shooter in the Office
2:40-3 p.m. Refreshment break
3-3:50 p.m. Phishing and Social Engineering
3:50-5 p.m. GASB 84: What Do I Need To Do?
6-8:30 p.m. Dinner Cruise aboard the FANTASEA
Sponsored by: Perdue Brannon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP, Patillo, Brown & Hill, LLP
Boarding starts at 5:30 p.m. Attendees set sail at 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 17
7:30-8:15 a.m. Breakfast buffet
8:15-9:30 a.m. Recent Ransomware Attacks
9:30-10:20 a.m. Auditing A-Z Part 1
10:20-10:40 a.m. Refreshment break
10:40-11:30 a.m. Auditing A-Z Part 2
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch on your own
1-1:50 p.m. Cybersecurity Fraud
1:50-2:40 p.m. What is Happening in Today's Market
2:40-2:50 p.m. Refreshment break
2:50-3:40 p.m. Personal Motivation
3:40-3:50 p.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 Jan. 1, 2020 to receive a full refund. Please email Sam Burke or fax notice of your cancellation to (512) 477-1324.

Hotel Cancellation
If you must cancel a room reservation, please cancel directly with the hotel.

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