County and District Clerks' Association of Texas Winter Conference

February 1 - 4, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
3100 Town Center Trail
Denton, TX 76201

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

Join the County and District Clerks’ Association of Texas at its 2021 Winter Conference, scheduled for Feb. 1-4, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center in Denton. County clerks, district clerks and combination clerks can earn continuing education credits to help fulfill their annual education requirements. The opportunity to network with your fellow clerks and exchange ideas that are helpful to you and your county is an integral part of this meeting. 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. 

This year's conference theme is an extension of the CDCAT virtual business meeting theme, "Preserving Our Past, Embracing Our Future." It is such a fitting theme as we adjust to new ways of communicating and providing education for our members, even during a pandemic. Preserving our history and embracing new technologies have allowed us to work with one another to make good decisions for our offices and the Association.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from great speakers and discover Denton.

Registration Fees

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

Description Early Registration
by January 10
after January 10
Clerk/Deputy Registration $200 $225
Retired Clerk Package $100  
Corporate Attendee $500  
On-Site Registration $200  
One-Day Registration $100  
Guest Ticket for Banquet/Casino Night $50  

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

Association Officers

Hon. Stacey Kemp, President
County Clerk — Collin County

Hon. Lisa Johnson, Vice President
Combination Clerk — Hemphill County

Hon. Patti L. Henry, Treasurer
District Clerk — Chambers County

Hon. Julie Smith, Secretary
County Clerk — Potter County

Hon. Laura Hinojosa, Immediate Past President
District Clerk — Hidalgo County

The host hotel is the Embassy Suites by Hilton. You must register for the conference to obtain hotel reservation information.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
3100 Town Center Trl.
Denton, TX
Room rate: King/queen $149 per night plus tax

Overflow Hotels

Coming soon

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

Please note: As in years past, CDCAT expects the room block to fill quickly. If it does, a waitlist will be kept on a first-come, first-served basis. To be placed on the waitlist, contact Sam Burke at or (800) 456-5974. You will be contacted when a room becomes available.

Host Hotel Room Cancellations

If you need to cancel a room reservation, please do not do it through the hotel. Contact Sam Burke at (800) 456-5974 to cancel your 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

Monday, Feb. 1
Tuesday, Feb. 2
Wednesday, Feb. 3
6:30-10 p.m. Denim & Diamonds Dinner and Casino Night
Monday, Feb. 1
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open

10:30-11:30 a.m.

CDCAT Executive Board Meeting

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Clerk User Group Meeting – Clerk Networking by Case Management System (CMS)
Attendees will divide into groups based on their individual CMS interests. Join your fellow clerks for an interactive discussion of topics specific to each system. A panel of seasoned clerks who use each system will share their knowledge and experiences, and they will answer questions.

3:30-3:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:45-4:45 p.m.

General Session: Jury and Court Proceedings, Virtual and In-Person

Tuesday, Feb. 2
8-8:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Silent Auction
8:30-9 a.m.

Welcome and Vendor Appreciation
Presentation of Colors
National Anthem

Pledge of Allegiance/Texas Pledge 

9-10 a.m.

Media Relations

10-10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break With Vendors

10:30 a.m.-noon

Escheating Funds

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Adobe Tools: Tips and Tricks
Ms. Isabel Garcia, Founder and Owner, Double Click Trainers

2:30-3:30 p.m.


3:30-4 p.m.

Refreshment Break With Vendors

4-5:30 p.m.

Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) and National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) — Reporting for Mental Assessments
Mr. Craig Lopez, CJIS Auditor III, Texas Department of Public Safety

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Breakout 1: District Clerks


Breakout 2: County Clerks

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Archive Plan
Hon. Jennifer Lindenzweig, Hunt County Clerk

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Archive Plan
Hon. Patti L. Henry, Chambers County District Clerk

9:30-10 a.m.

Refreshment Break With Vendors

9:30-10:30 a.m.


10-11 a.m.

Cattle Brands
Mr. Bryan Yates, Senior Software Systems Analyst, Collin County 
Mr. Scott Williamson, Executive Director, Law Enforcement, Brand and Inspection Services, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association 
Mr. Pat Yonkin, Senior System Administrator, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers

10:30-11 a.m.

Refreshment Break With Vendors

11 a.m.-noon


11 a.m.-noon

Cash Bonds and Registry

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Keynote: Laugh More. Stress Less.
Mr. Lyndy Phillips, Speaker. Humorist. Magician.

2:30-3 p.m.

Refreshment Break With Vendors

3-4:30 p.m. District Clerk Roundtable County Clerk Roundtable Combination Clerk Roundtable
6:30-10 p.m.

Get ready! CDCAT is bringing Las Vegas fun to North Texas with a Denim & Diamonds in Denton Casino Night. Attendees can try their luck at multiple games, including slot machines, blackjack, craps tables, roulette and Texas Hold ’em poker!

Not a gambler? No problem! Put on your bling and boots to dance the night away!

Thursday, Feb. 4
8-11 a.m.

Information Desk Open

8:30-10 a.m.

Managing (and Working With) the Generations
Mr. J. Mark Warren, Training Consultant, Texas Association of Counties

10-11 a.m.

HR: Virtual Impact on Your County

11 a.m.-noon

Office of Court Administration Database
Ms. Kimberly A.F. Piechowiak, Domestic Violence Resource Attorney, State Office of Court Administration

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. Refund requests received in writing (email and fax acceptable) by Sunday, Jan. 10, will be granted, minus a $10 administration fee. We are unable to honor refund requests received after Jan. 10. 

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

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

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

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