Tax Assessor-Collectors Association Annual Conference

June 7 - 11, 2020

Renaissance Hotel Austin
9721 Arboretum Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759

For more information, contact Amy Lawson or Megan West or call (800) 456-5974.

You must register before booking a hotel room. After registering, you will receive an email with a link to book a hotel room.

Registration will open on 9 a.m. on March 2. To take advantage of the early bird rate of $250 per person, you must register by May 15.

Only elected officials will be allowed to book a hotel room at the Renaissance Hotel on March 2. Non-elected officials who book a room at the Renaissance Hotel on this day will have their hotel reservation cancelled. Hotel reservations for non-elected officials will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4.

This year's conference theme is 2020 Vision: Preparing for the Future. It is impossible to know exactly what the future holds. All we can do it prepare the best we can for the changes that come around each turn. We must keep our commitments to our communities, counties, local governments and, most importantly, to our constituents.

Bingo

Bingo will take place on Tuesday evening since we’ll be off site together Wednesday. Get your “Bingo!” voice ready. It’s sure to be a fun night with great prizes.

Advanced Course

This year the advanced certification course will be conducted Sunday prior to the start of the conference.  Check out the draft program below for times. The topic of this year’s session is leadership.

Lunch

Come to the Tuesday’s lunch to show your appreciation for our sponsors, honor friends who have passed and congratulate those who receive an awards and education certificates.

Vendor and Sponsor Information

Information about being a vendor or sponsor can be found on the County Progress website.

Make checks payable to the Texas Association of Counties. Mail checks to: Tax Assessor-Collectors Association of Texas, c/o Texas Association of Counties, P.O. Box 2131, Austin, TX 78768. For more information, please contact Amy Lawson in the TAC Education Department at (800) 456-5974.

Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759
(888) 236-2427

Parking Rates

Self-parking: $10
Valet parking:  $18/night

Reservations and Hotel Rates

Single/Double: $149/night

Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Renaissance Hotel and requesting a room in the Tax Assessor-Collectors Association room block to receive the special group rate. The deadline to reserve rooms at the group rate is May 15 or until the block is full. Please make your reservations early. All reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis only and at the prevailing hotel rates.

Please note: As in years past, TACA 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 Megan West at (800) 456-5974. You will be contacted when a room becomes available.

To cancel your conference registration or hotel reservation, please email Megan West. This will help move fellow attendees off the wait list. We kindly request that you not post your reservation on the TACA listserv, as this hinders wait list management.

Reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or first night's full deposit.

Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to 3 p.m. on the day of arrival or the cost of the first night’s room plus tax will be charged to the credit card on file.

Hotel check-in time is 1 p.m.; checkout is 11 a.m.

Overflow Hotels

Hyatt House
10001 North Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 342-8080
Room rate: $119

TownePlace Suites
10024 North Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 231-9360
Room rate: $139

Other Hotels that offer shuttle service. TACA does not have room blocks at any of these hotel except for the ones listed above.

 

Sunday, June 7
1-5 p.m. Advanced Program: Leadership
Monday, June 8
  Free evening
Tuesday, June 9
12:15-1:45 p.m. Sponsor and Memorial Luncheon
7:30-9:30 p.m. Bingo!
Wednesday, June 10
6-9 p.m. Off-site Event and Installation of Officers
Saturday, June 6
3-6 p.m. Board Meeting
Sunday, June 7
Noon-1 p.m. Program Committee
1-5 p.m. Registration and TACA Store Open
1-5 p.m. Advanced Program — Leadership
4-6 p.m. Site Committee
5-6 p.m. Devotional Service
7:30-9:30 p.m. Karaoke Kickoff
Monday, June 8
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and TACA Store Open
7:30-8:30 a.m. Committee Meetings

By-Laws

Security

Awards

Election
8-9 a.m. Contintental Breakfast
9-10:15 a.m. Welcome and Greetings
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. Motor Vehicle Theft Panel
11:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting and Drawing
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1-1:50 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Fraudulent Incidents


Training New Hires
1:50-2:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Break and (PTAD) Interactive Help Desk
2:30-3:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Secretary of State and Voter Registration

Saying Goodbye — Wrapping up Your Office in a Bow

Security and Surveillance
3:20-3:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Break and (PTAD) Interactive Help Desk
3:45-5 p.m. Ransomware and Cyber Security
5:15-6 p.m. Legislative Committee
Tuesday, June 9 (Wear Your Favorite Sports Team Shirt Day!)
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and TACA Store Open
7:30-8:30 a.m. Committee Meetings

Education

Comptroller Liaison

Technology

Historical
7:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
7-8 a.m. Contintental Breakfast
8-9:30 a.m. TxDMV Update
9:30-10:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Break and (PTAD) Interactive Help Desk
10:15-11:15 a.m. Roundtables

Under 40,000 — Best Practices - TxDMV

Over 40,000 — Best Practices - Property Tax
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Roundtables

Under 40,000 — Best Practices - Property Tax

Over 40,000 — Best Practices - TxDMV
12:15-1:45 p.m. Sponsorship, Memorial, and Certificate Lunch
1:45-2:45 p.m. General Session
2:45-3:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Break and (PTAD) Interactive Help Desk
3:15-4:15 p.m. Hiring for Attitude
4:15-5 p.m. DMV Liaison Committee
7:30-9:30 p.m. Bingo!
Wednesday, June 10 (Wear Your TACA Shirt Day!)
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m.-noon TACA Store Open
7:30-8:30 a.m. Past-Presidents' Breakfast
8:30-11:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
8-9 a.m. Contintenal Breakfast
9-10 a.m. Deputy Session

Working through PTSD and Other Issues
9-10:30 a.m. TACA Business Meeting
10-10:30 a.m. DEPUTY Exhibit Hall Break
10:30-11 a.m. Exhibit Hall Break and (PTAD) Interactive Help Desk
10:30 a.m.-noon Deputy Session

Working through PTSD and Other Issues
11 a.m.-noon TACA Business Meeting (continued)
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30-2 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Having Fun in the Lobby

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
2-2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Investigative Unit Panel


Having Fun in the Lobby
2:45-3 p.m. Exhibit Hall Break and (PTAD) Interactive Help Desk
3-3:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Calculating Tax Rate for School Districts


Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission
3:45-4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Calculating Tax Rates for School Districts


Texas Veterans Commission

Social Media Communications
4:30-6 p.m. President's Reception
6 p.m. Off-site Event — Texas State Capitol

Busses Depart for the Offsite Event at the Texas State Capitol: TAC Photo, Board Installation & Awards in the House Chambers

 
7 p.m. Installation of Officers, Presentations and Awards
9 p.m. Busses Depart for Hotel
Thursday, June 11
7:30-8:45 a.m. New Board Meeting and Breakfast
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration Open
8-9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9-10 a.m. Legislative 101
10-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Ethics for County Tax Assessor-Collectors (TACA advanced program course approved)

SIT Funds (TACA advanced program course approved)

Truth-in-Taxation Refresher
12:15 p.m. Adjourn

*Agenda is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Applications for continuing education credit will be made for the Tax Assessor-Collector SB546 mandate, TACA designations and Comptroller/TDLR for attendees who may not be covered under SB546.

Cancellations and all refund requests must be received in writing (email acceptable) by May 15. Refunds will not be given without a written request. After May 15, an administrative fee of $50 will be charged to offset guarantees given by TACA.

Please email cancellations to Megan West.

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