4th Annual County and District Clerks' Association of Texas Fall Conference

September 8 - 10, 2021

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
3001 Kalahari Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665

County clerks, district clerks and combination clerks can earn continuing education credits to help fulfill their annual requirements.

An integral part of this in-person meeting is the opportunity to network with your fellow clerks and exchange ideas that are helpful to you and your county.  

Registration for the conference will open Tuesday, June 15, at 8 a.m.

You must register for the conference to obtain hotel reservation information.

Join the County and District Clerks’ Association of Texas at the Fourth Annual CDCAT Conference on Sept. 8-10 at the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions.

This year’s conference theme is “CDCAT, a Community in Service.” Conference sessions and speakers will offer comprehensive information on popular topics, upcoming changes that affect you directly and areas of high interest in the clerk profession.

County clerks, district clerks and combination clerks can earn continuing education credits to help fulfill their annual requirements.

An integral part of this meeting is the opportunity to network with your fellow clerks and exchange ideas that are helpful to you and your county.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from great speakers and enjoy this new venue that has the largest indoor water park in the nation!

Registration Fees

Full conference registration includes all education sessions, meals and breaks.

Description Early Registration by Aug. 8
 
Registration after Aug. 8
 
Clerk/Deputy Registration $200 $225
Retired Clerk Package $100  
Corporate Attendee $500  
On-Site Registration $225  
One-Day Registration $90  

HOST HOTEL

The host hotel is the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions. You must register for the conference to obtain hotel reservation information.

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
3001 Kalahari Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665
Room rate: $146 per night plus tax

Registration and all meetings will take place at this hotel. If you have a reservation at the host hotel and need to cancel it, please contact Sam Burke at (512) 478-8753 or (800) 456-5974.

Parking at Host Hotel
Self-parking is complimentary.

Continuing Education
Application will be made for continuing education credit for county, district and combination clerks. Please check back here for approval updates. 

Vendor Information
For information on vendor registration and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Lazarowitz, Zachary Publications events director, at (325) 673-4822 ext.121.

Payment Information
Please make checks payable to the Texas Association of Counties.

Mail checks to:
CDCAT Annual Fall Conference
c/o Texas Association of Counties
P.O. Box 2711
San Antonio, TX 78299

The host hotel is the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions. You must register for the conference to obtain hotel reservation information.

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
3001 Kalahari Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665
Room rate: $146 per night plus tax

Check-in time: 4 p.m.
You can check in at 10 a.m. and begin using the water park. Staff will text when your room is ready after 4 p.m.

Checkout time: 11 a.m.

Host Hotel Room Cancellations

If you need to cancel a room reservation, please do not cancel directly with the hotel. Contact Sam Burke at (800) 456-5974 to cancel your host hotel room reservation. This will help move fellow attendees off the waitlist. We kindly request that you not post your reservation on the CDCAT listserv because this hinders waitlist management.

Parking at Host Hotel
Complimentary self-parking.
Valet parking available.

Overflow Hotels
Coming soon.

If you need special accommodations, please contact Luz Hinojosa at (800) 456-5974.

Tuesday, September 7
5:30 p.m. Executive Board of Directors Meeting (In-person)
 
Wednesday, September 8
General Session
Moderator: Hon. Lisa Johnson, Hemphill County Combination Clerk ; President, County and District Clerks’ Association of Texas
9-11 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting
Noon-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
Noon-5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Opens
Welcome General Session
12:30-12:45 p.m. Welcome and Announcements
Hon. Lisa Johnson, Hemphill County Combination Clerk, CDCAT President
12:45-1:15 p.m. Public Service
Ms. Rhita Koches, County Relations Officer, Texas Association of Counties
1:15-2 p.m. Kahoot Game
Education Committee
Don’t miss out on this fun trivia session! Do you Kahoot!? Kahoot! is an interactive quiz game, so bring your A-game and compete against your fellow clerks from across the state. In addition to bragging rights, the top five winners will receive cool prizes. More information will be sent out closer to conference time so make sure you download the free application to your phone, computer or other device and help us make learning fun.
2-3 p.m. Keynote: Laugh More, Stress Less
Mr. Lyndy Phillips, Speaker. Humorist. Magician.
Attendees will learn how stress affects the body and mind, the dangers of chronic stress, the importance of reducing stress, and ways to reduce stress with an emphasis on laughter
3-3:30 p.m. Break with Vendors
3:30-4:30 p.m. Legislative Updates
Panel
What a year! Join CDCAT legislative chairs and their team to discuss the success and results archived at the Capitol this year. This session will provide an in-depth look at the new laws and what they mean for the association moving into the future
4:30-5 p.m. Transfer Bill Review
Hon. Patti L. Henry, Chambers County District Clerk
Hon. Sharena Gilliland, Parker County District Clerk
5 p.m. Adjourn for day
5-6 p.m. Grab N’ Go-McAllen Border Butter Milk in Hospitality Suite
Hosted by McAllen CVB and Hidalgo County Host Committee
Come get a “taste” of what McAllen has to offer! CDCAT will have the 2023 Annual Conference in McAllen and the host committee in Hidalgo County has partnered with the Visit McAllen team to treat you!
 
Thursday, September 9
Breakout Sessions
8 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk open
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9 a.m.-noon Education Session Breakouts
 
  District Clerk Breakout Sessions County Clerk Breakout Sessions
9-10 a.m. Non-disclosure/Expunctions
Hon. Felicia Pitre, Dallas County District Clerk
All Things Misdemeanor
10-10:30 a.m. Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30-11:30 a.m. Appeals Non-disclosure/Expunctions
Mr. Paul Quinzi, Attorney, Travis County
11:30 a.m.-noon Probate: Appeal from County Clerk
Hon. Anthony Monico, Tom Green County District Clerk
Marriage License
Hon. Laura Hughes, Kaufman County Clerk
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch (Election luncheon for clerks with election duties)
Hon. Heather H. Hawthorne, Chambers County Clerk
Mr. Chris Davis, Elections Administrator, Williamson County
1:30-3 p.m. IV-D Cases/Tax Suits
Hon. Margaret E. Littleton, Atascosa County District Clerk
Probate Appeals
Hon. Teresa Kiel, Guadalupe County Clerk
3-3:30 p.m. Break in Exhibit Hall
3:30-5 p.m. Roundtable Discussions

County Clerks Roundtable

Hon. Heidi Easley, Victoria County Clerk
Hon. Brenda McKanna, Moore County Clerk
Hon. Mark Staples, Anderson County Clerk

District Clerks Roundtable
Hon. Heather Marks, San Patricio County District Clerk
Hon. Anthony Monico, Tom Green County District Clerk
Hon. Beverly Walker, Fort Bend County District Clerk
Hon. Edith Harrison, Lampasas County District Clerk

Combo Clerks Roundtable
Hon. Mary Ann Gonzalez, Schleicher County Combo Clerk
Hon. Laura Rogers, Sherman County Combo Clerk
5:30-8:30 p.m. BINGO Night and Scholarship Fundraiser
Sponsored by Kofile
 
Friday, September 10
Breakout Sessions
8 a.m.-noon Registration and Information Desk open
8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m.-noon Education Session Breakouts
 
  District Clerk Breakout Sessions County Clerk Breakout Sessions 
9-10:30 a.m. 9-9:45 a.m. Receiverships-Structured Settlements (early distribution)
Mr. Matt Garcia, Managing Member, Barnett Garcia, PLLC

9:45-10:30 a.m. Inmate Correspondence (Jail Mail)
Fee Changes
Hon. Patti L. Henry, Chambers County District Clerk
10:30 a.m.-noon Fee Changes
Hon. Patti L. Henry, Chambers County District Clerk
10:30-11:15 a.m. Receiverships-Structured Settlements (early distribution)
Mr. Matt Garcia, Managing Member, Barnett Garcia, PLLC

11:15 a.m.-noon Inmate Correspondence (Jail Mail)
10:30 a.m.-noon Adjourn conference

Application will be made for continuing education credit for county, district and combination clerks. Please check back here for approval updates. 

Continuing Education Type  Hours
County, District and Combination Clerks Pending

Conference registration is transferable to another person within your organization without an additional charge. Cancellation refund requests received in writing (email and fax acceptable) by Monday, Aug. 16, will be granted, minus a $10 administration fee. We are unable to honor refund requests received after Aug. 16. 

Please contact Sam Burke for cancellations or by fax at (512) 477-1324. 

Please contact Sarah Lazarowitz, events director with County Progress magazine, for questions about exhibitor or sponsor opportunities at (325) 673-4822, ext. 2121.

You can also visit the County Progress conference page for exhibitor registration details.

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