73rd Annual County Treasurers' Association of Texas Conference

September 13 - 16, 2021

The Bevy a Doubletree by Hilton
101 Herff Road
Boerne, TX 78006
(830) 816-5606

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

CTAT Region 7 cordially invites you to Boerne to attend the 73rd Annual Conference of the County Treasurers’ Association of Texas, which runs Sept. 13-16.

The 73rd Annual Conference will provide the most recent and relevant information to enhance your knowledge and to assist you in performing your official duties. This is also a great opportunity to get together with fellow treasurers from across the state.

The region has a great conference planned with many special events that you will not want to miss.

Who Should Attend

The CTAT Annual Conference is open to all county treasurers and assistant county treasurers.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees Early Fees After Aug. 12
County officials and employees $150 $175
Spouse/Guests (per person) $100 $100

Payment

Make checks payable to Texas Association of Counties

Mail to:

Texas Association of Counties
c/o CTAT/Education Dept.
P.O. Box 2711
San Antonio, TX 78299

Silent Auction

Everyone is invited to participate in the silent auction on Wednesday during the Installation Banquet. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund of the County Treasurers’ Association of Texas.

Sponsors and Vendors

For information on sponsorships and vendor registration, please click here or contact Hon. Tracy Soldan, Kerr County Treasurer, at (830) 792-2276.

Special Services

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

Host Hotel

The Bevy Hotel (ROOM BLOCK FULL)
101 Herff Road
Boerne, TX 78006
(830) 816-5606

Host Hotel Room Cancellations

If you have a room reservation at the host hotel and you need to cancel the reservation, please do not cancel directly with the hotel. Contact Deanna Auert or Nino Miranda at (512) 478-8753 to cancel your host hotel room reservation. This will help move fellow attendees off of the wait list. We kindly request you do not post your reservation on the listserv, as this hinders the wait list management.

Parking

Complimentary self-parking.

Check-in: 4 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.

Overflow Hotel 

Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio Boerne (2.6 miles from host hotel; 6 minute drive)
6 Cascade Caverns Road, Boerne, TX 78006
P: (830) 368-4167

Rate:
$139 plus tax for double queen suite

Hotel room rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast.

Mention you are with the County Treasurers’ Association of Texas to secure rate.

Monday, Sept. 13
5:30-9 p.m. Offsite Event - Kerrville Hill Winery

Enjoy a great relaxing evening with your fellow treasurers at Kerrville Hill Winery. Sitting at the highest point in Kerr County, overlooking the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Kerrville Hills Winery (KHW) was the first winery established in Kerrville. Tours of the winery will be available, along with dinner and entertainment. Transportation also provided and requires preregistration.

Tuesday, Sept. 14
5:30-10 p.m. Death of a Gangster, a 1920s Mafia Marriage Murder Mystery

Lucky you! You’ve been invited to the Dunn Speakeasy for the wedding of the year! In this “married to the mob” event, you’ll never know whom to trust. With the two families merging, someone is bound to lose power, meaning someone else will lose their life! Get on the trolley and solve this case with your fellow detectives.

Dress like the cat’s meow for this mafia wedding! Flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras are all appropriate. Traditional wedding attire is nifty too! Prepare yourselves for a night of mystery. Join your fellow treasurers for dinner and entertainment honoring CTAT’s immediate past president, Hon. Tracy Soldan and current president Hon. Mitzi Baker. Transportation also provided and requires preregistration.

Wednesday, Sept. 15
5:30-6 p.m. Silent Auction

Proceeds from the silent auction benefit the CTAT college scholarship fund, so please bring lots of cool and unique items. Our treasurers (and even some of our vendors) love to get into bidding wars, and it’s for a great cause!

6-9:30 p.m. Installation Banquet Honoring the Incoming CTAT President

Wear your cocktail attire and enjoy enjoy an awesome celebration of CTAT rich with tradition, followed by great entertainment.

Note: To attend the special events, you must SIGN UP in advance on the registration form or a ticket will not be issued.

*Agenda is subject to change

Monday, Sept. 13
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration (Menger Ballroom Foyer)
12-1 p.m. Past President’s Luncheon (The Bevy Restaurant)
1-2 p.m. Legislative Committee Meeting
2-2:30 p.m. Fundraising Committee Meeting
2:30-3 p.m. Education Committee Meeting
3-5 p.m. CTAT Board Meeting
5:30-9 p.m.

Offsite Event – Kerrville Hills Winery
Enjoy a great relaxing evening with your fellow treasurers at Kerrville Hill Winery. Sitting at the highest point in Kerr County, overlooking the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Kerrville Hills Winery (KHW) was the first winery established in Kerrville. Tours of the winery will be available, along with dinner and entertainment. Transportation also provided and requires preregistration.       
Buses will depart from the front of the Bevy Hotel at 5:30 p.m.
Buses will return to the Bevy Hotel at 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 14
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration and Information Desk (Menger Ballroom Foyer)
7:30 a.m. Coffee and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors (Menger Ballroom Foyer)
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Hours (Menger Ballroom Foyer)
(Closed during lunch)
Menger Ballroom
8-8:30 a.m.
Welcome, Call to Order and Announcements

Presentation of Colors and Invocation
Kendall County Sheriff’s Department
 
8:30-9:30a.m.
Meet Your Inner Leader: How a Good Leadership Model Informs Your Entire Life
There are persistent myths about leadership that keep us from being the leaders we naturally are. (And that instant “no, not me!” reaction is one of them!) Let’s kick the myths to the curb and see what it means to meet, recognize, and welcome our inner leader.
Ms. Grace Judson, Trainer, Speaker, Coach, Consultant
 
9:30-10:20 a.m.
$$$ Session TBD
Mr. Ken Couch, National Director, Client Advisory Services, Texas Fixed Income Trust (“TX FIT”)
 
10:20-10:40 a.m. Break with Exhibitors (Menger Ballroom Foyer)
10:40-11:30 a.m.
Legislative Update
Hear a timely update on issues at the 87th session of the Legislature and how possible outcomes could affect your office.
Mr. Jason McElvaney, McElvaney Public Affairs
Ms. Aurora Flores, Legislative Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
 
11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. Business Meeting and Lunch (Menger Ballroom)
1:30-2:20 p.m.
Payroll and the IRS
Making sure we have a good understanding of the IRS rules with respect to payroll is important to avoid fines, added fees and penalties.  During this session we will highlight any changes the IRS has made in the last few years.  We will also learn about proper classifications of employees.  We will discuss the importance of self-auditing payroll processes and policies.  We will review fringe benefit issues and changes that have been made recently. We will also go over properly paying election workers and give best practice tips for K9 officers.
Ms. Michele Arseneau, Senior Human Resources Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
 
2:20-2:50 p.m. Break with Exhibitors (Menger Ballroom Foyer)
2:50-3:40 p.m.
$$$ What’s Up with the Banks?
Besides the historically low rates, there are several current forces affecting the banks positively and negatively and which ripple through to your available services and your funds’ safety.  Understanding them helps to structure your relationship to your advantage and assure it is an equal business relationship.  This session looks at the forces in play and what you can do because if them.
Ms. Linda Patterson, President, Patterson & Associates
 
3:40-4:30 p.m.
Session TBD
Hon. Kristen Cohoon, Kendall County District Judge
 
5:30 p.m.
Offsite Event - Death of a Gangster, a 1920s Mafia Marriage Murder Mystery
Lucky you! You’ve been invited to the Dunn Speakeasy for the wedding of the year! In this “married to the mob” event, you’ll never know whom to trust. With the two families merging, someone is bound to lose power, meaning someone else will lose their life! Get on the trolley and solve this case with your fellow detectives.

Dress like the cat’s meow for this mafia wedding! Flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras are all appropriate. Traditional wedding attire is nifty too! Prepare yourselves for a night of mystery. Join your fellow treasurers for dinner and entertainment honoring CTAT’s immediate past president, Hon. Tracy Soldan and current president, Hon. Mitzi Baker. Transportation also provided and requires reregistration.
Buses will depart from the front of the Bevy Hotel at 5:30 p.m.
Buses will return to the Bevy Hotel at 9 and 9:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday, Sept. 15
7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration and Information Desk (Menger Ballroom Foyer)
7:30 a.m. Coffee and Breakfast with Exhibitors (Menger Ballroom Foyer)
7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Hours (Menger Ballroom Foyer)
(Closed during lunch, 11:50 a.m.-1 p.m.)
 
Menger Ballroom
8-9:40 a.m.
Advanced Presentation Skills
From Presentations to Public Speeches, your effectiveness as
Treasurer and your career both hinge on your ability to
command attention and transform every talk into credible and
compelling presentations.  Take control of the room with ease
by using your own style and energy to turn your speeches into
rewarding experiences.
Ms.  Reesa Woolf, PhD, TED Talk Trainer
 
9:40-10:10 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors (Menger Ballroom Foyer)

10:10-11 a.m.

FEMA Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Funding
FEMA Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Funding is a brief overview of the policies and procedures for FEMA funding. General requirements and current funding opportunities will be discussed.
Ms. Daniella Scott, Unit Chief, Texas Division of Emergency Management

11-11:50 a.m.
$$$ TBD
Mr. Sam Vaughan, Financial Consultant, Montandon & Associates
 
11:50 a.m.-1 p.m. Luncheon (Menger Ballroom Foyer)
1-1:50 p.m.
TCDRS: Doing Retirement Right
Learn about the three key features that make TCDRS unique among public pension plans. We’ll show you how one of those features - flexibility and local control - is helping two employers keep their plan rates affordable and stable. Plus, you’ll get an overview of how the plan works to provide county employees a secure retirement benefit.
Ms. Amy Campbell, Manager of Employer Services, Texas County & District Retirement System
 
1:50-2:20 p.m. Break with Exhibitors (Menger Ballroom Foyer)
2:20-3:10 p.m.
$$$ Outlook of Treasury Management
Ms. Leslie Lucas, Regents
 
3:10-4 p.m.
Session TBD
 
Menger Ballroom
5:30-6 p.m.
Reception and Silent Auction
Drop off silent auction item after 5pm.
Proceeds from the silent auction benefit the CTAT college scholarship fund, so please bring lots of cool and unique items. Our Treasurers (and even some of our vendors) love to get into bidding wars and it’s for a great cause!
 
6-10 p.m.
Installation Banquet honoring incoming CTAT President
Wear your cocktail attire and enjoy an awesome celebration of CTAT rich with tradition, followed by great entertainment.
 
Thursday, Sept. 16
7:30-11 a.m.
Registration and Information Desk (Menger Ballroom Foyer)
 
7:30 a.m.
Coffee and Continental Breakfast (Menger Ballroom Foyer)
 
Menger Ballroom
8-8:50 a.m.
Session TBD
Hon. Al Auxier, Kendall County Sheriff
 
8:50-9:40 a.m. $$$ Session TBD
9:40-10 a.m.
Break (Menger Ballroom Foyer)
 
10-10:50 a.m.
Session TBD
 
10:50-11:40 a.m.
Common-sense Approach to the Bail Bond/Cash Bond Posting Fee
This session will cover a common-sense approach to the bail bond and cash bond posting fee. Get questions answered and address other regulatory issues, as well as changes that took place during the 87th legislative session.
Mr. Roger Moore, Attorney at Law
Hon. Cindy Yeatts Brown, Denton County Treasurer
 
11:40 a.m.
Closing Remarks
 
11:45 a.m.
CTAT Board Meeting (The Connectivity, IACC Room)
 

*Each attendee must SIGN UP in advance on the registration form for special events or a ticket will not be issued.

*Agenda is subject to change

Applications have been made for approval of continuing education credit hours for county treasurers and assistant county treasurers, for Public Funds Investment Act compliance and for County Investment Academy members.

All conference cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing (fax or email acceptable). Refunds requested before Aug. 12 are subject to a $50 processing fee. No refund requests will be honored after Aug. 12. Please email Nino Miranda at ninom@county.org or fax at (512) 477-1324 to cancel your conference registration.

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