127th Annual County and District Clerks' Association of Texas Conference

July 10 - 14, 2022

Waco Convention Center
100 Washington Ave.
Waco, TX 76701

Registration opens Tuesday, March 8 at 8 a.m.

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

Join the County and District Clerks' Association of Texas (CDCAT) for its 127th Annual Conference on July 10-14 at the Waco Convention Center. All meetings and registration will take place at this venue.

County clerks, district clerks and combination clerks can earn continuing education credits to help fulfill their annual CE requirements. An integral part of this meeting will be the opportunity to network with your fellow clerks and exchange ideas that are helpful to you and your county. 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 fall and winter conferences theme: 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.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from exceptional speakers and explore Waco!

Grant Reimbursement Reminder
Elected clerks can submit a form to receive reimbursement for a portion of their travel and lodging expenses.

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

REGISTRATION FEES
SELECT DESCRIPTION Early Registration (by June 9) Registration (after June 9)
  Clerk/Deputy Registration $250 $275
  Retired Clerk Package $100  
  Corporate Attendee $500  
  On-Site Registration (Members) $275  
  One-Day Registration $90  
 
EVENING EVENT TICKETS – AGES 13 & OVER
EVENTS PRICE
Wacky Waco Karaoke Night and Banquet $30

Hotel Information
The host hotels are the Hilton Waco and the Courtyard by Marriott Waco. You must register for the conference before you can receive instructions for booking your hotel room

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. Patti L. Henry, Vice President
District Clerk – Chambers County

Hon. Julie Smith, Treasurer
County Clerk – Potter County

Hon. Velva L. Price, Secretary
District Clerk – Travis County

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

The host hotels are the Hilton Waco and the Courtyard by Marriott Waco. You must register for the conference to obtain hotel reservation information.

Hilton Waco (connected to conference center) (FULL)
113 S. University Parks Dr.
Waco, TX 76701

Room rate: King/queen rooms $165 per night plus tax
Executive rooms $185 per night plus tax

Courtyard by Marriott Waco (across from conference center) (FULL)
101 S. Washington Ave.
Waco, TX 76701

Room rate: King/queen rooms $165 per night plus tax

Overflow Hotels

Hotel Indigo Waco - Baylor, an IHG Hotel (0.4 mile away) (FULL)
211 Clay Ave.
Waco, TX 76706
Reservations: (254) 754-7000

Room rate: King rooms $139 per night plus tax
Double queen rooms $149 per night plus tax

Waco Residence Inn (0.3 mile away)
501 South University Parks Dr.
Waco, TX 76706
Reservations: (254) 714-1386

Room rate: $169 per night plus tax

Aloft Waco Baylor (1.3 miles away)
900 S 11th St.
Waco, TX 76706
Reservations: (254) 870-4644

Room rate: $154 per night plus tax (prices are subject to change)

Element Waco (3 miles away)
2200 Robinson Dr.
Waco, TX 76706
Reservations: (254) 300-5035

Room rate: $145 per night plus tax (prices subject to change)

La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Waco Downtown – Baylor
No room block acquired, rates and availability can change
911 S 10th St
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 756-2929

1700 South 2nd
No room block acquired, rates and availability can change
1700 S 2nd St
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 709-3288

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

Please note: As in years past, CDCAT anticipates that the room block will fill quickly. In the event the block becomes full, a waitlist will be kept on a first-come, first-served basis. To be placed on the waitlist, contact Sam Burke at samb@county.org 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 cancel directly with the hotel. Contact Sam Burke at (800) 456-5974 to cancel your host hotel reservation. This will help move fellow attendees off the waitlist. We kindly request that you not post your reservation on the CDCAT Mobilize, because this action hinders waitlist management.

Parking at Host Hotels
Complimentary self-parking.

Sunday, July 10
6:30-9 p.m. President’s Welcome Reception at Waco Suspension Bridge
Sponsored by iDocket
Wednesday, July 13
6:30 p.m.-midnight BANQUET • OFFICERS SWEARING-IN • CLERKS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Kofile Technologies, Inc.
Entertainment: Clerk Karaoke
DRESS CODE: "Represent your County!" Show your county spirit by wearing County attire! - ex: county shirts, accessories that symbolize your county. Be comfortable in your jeans!
Sunday, July 10
Noon-5 p.m. Registration & Information Desk Open
1-5 p.m. Exhibits Setup
6:30-9 p.m. President's Welcome Reception at Waco Suspension Bridge
*Clerk Nominees Recognized
Rainout Location: Brazos Ballroom, Waco Convention Center
Sponsored by iDocket
Monday, July 11  
7:30-8:30 a.m. Coffee With Vendors
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
8 a.m.-5 p.m. CDCAT Store
8:30-9:15 a.m. Welcome ● Presentation of Colors ● National Anthem ● Invocation ● Pledges of Allegiance ● Recognition of Dignitaries
9:15-10 a.m. Introduction of Retired Clerks, Regional Directors, Past Presidents, Retirees, Sponsors
10-10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break With Vendors
10:30 a.m.-noon Business Session
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1:30-3 p.m. Keynote: Servant Leadership
Ms. Susan Redford, Executive Director, Texas Association of Counties
3-3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break With Vendors
3:30-4:30 p.m. Public Speaking: How Building Your Speaking Skills Opens Doors For You
Professor Hank Sanderson, Lecturer in Communication, Department of Communication, Baylor University
Tuesday, July 12
7:30-8:30 a.m. Coffee With Vendors
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
8 a.m.-5 p.m. CDCAT Store
General Session
8:30-9:30 a.m. Electronic Processes, Citations
Hon. Melissa Miller, Montgomery County District Clerk
Hon. Velva Price, Travis County District Clerk
9:30-10:30 a.m. Definition of Legal Terms and Legal Resources
Hon. Tammy Kneuper, Bandera County District Clerk
Hon. Jennifer Martin, Ector County Clerk
Hon. Clarissa Webster, Ector County District Clerk
10:30-11 a.m. Recognition of Vendors/Sponsors
11-11:30 a.m. Refreshment Break With Vendors
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
General Session
1-2:30 p.m. Arrest, Appoint, Appeal (Arrest to Disposition)
Mr. Mark Parker, Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Chief of Intake and Grand Jury, McLennan County
Mr. Gabe Price, Deputy District Clerk, McLennan County
Roundtable Discussion Breakouts
2:30-3:30 p.m.

District Clerk Roundtable
Room: McLennan Hall 207
Hon. Laura Hinojosa, Hidalgo County District Clerk
Hon. Linda Holman, Colorado County District Clerk
Hon. Velva Price, Travis County District Clerk

County Clerk Roundtable
Room: McLennan Hall 209
Hon. Sylvia Garza-Perez, Cameron County Clerk
Hon. Brenda McKanna, Moore County Clerk
Hon. Julie Smith, Potter County Clerk

Combination Clerk Roundtable
Room: Ranger Room 106
Hon. Kim Blau, Lipscomb County Combo Clerk
Hon. Melissa Mead, Hartley County Combo Clerk

3:30-4 p.m. Refreshment Break With Vendors
4-5 p.m. Breakout Sessions
4-5 p.m.

Breakout 1: District Clerks Room: McLennan Hall 207
All Things Family
Hon. Sara Kate Billingsley, 446th District Judge

Breakout 2: County Clerks Room: McLennan Hall 209
Recording Standards for OPR
Hon. Karren Winter, Archer County Clerk

Wednesday, July 13
7:30-8:30 a.m. Coffee With Vendors
8 a.m.-noon Registration and Information Desk Open
8 a.m.-noon CDCAT Store
General Session
8:30-9:15 a.m. Dispute Resolutions Programs and Fees
Ms. Marisa Quintanilla, Executive Director, El Paso Dispute Resolution Center
Ms. Danette Ross Watson, President-Elect, Texas Association of Mediators
9:15-10:15 a.m. Building Better Relations: Working with the Media
Ms. Ann Harder, Retired Anchor, KXXV-TV, Waco
10:15-10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break With Vendors
10:45 a.m.-noon Appeals and Other Civil Issues
Ms. Stephanie Moreno, Judicial Program Manager, Texas Association of Counties
Noon-6:30 p.m. Lunch and Afternoon on Your Own
6:30 p.m.-midnight BANQUET • OFFICERS SWEARING-IN • CLERKS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Kofile Technologies, Inc.
Entertainment: Clerk Karaoke
DRESS CODE: "Represent your County!" Show your county spirit by wearing County attire! - ex: county shirts, accessories that symbolize your county. Be comfortable in your jeans!
Thursday, July 14
8-11 a.m. Information Desk Open
9-10:30 a.m. HR: What Not to Do
10:30-11 a.m. Drawing of Prizes • Closing Remarks
Drawing — 2023 Conference Registration and Hotel Lodging
Elected clerks will have an opportunity to earn free registration and hotel accommodations for the next annual conference. Five winners will be selected in a random drawing. Must be present to win.

*Agenda is subject to change.

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 additional charge. Cancellation refund requests received in writing (email and fax acceptable) by Friday, June 10, will be granted, minus a $10 administration fee. We are unable to honor refund requests received after June 10.

Please contact Sam Burke for cancellations at samb@county.org 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.

2022 Clerk of Year Nominees

Click on the name of the nominee to learn more about them.

Region 1
Hon. Brenda McKanna, Moore County Clerk
Hon. Melissa Mead, Hartley County Combination Clerk

Region 2
Hon. Kim Carter, Terry County Clerk
Hon. Sandra Roblez, Yoakum County District Clerk

Region 3
Hon. Alison Haley, Midland County Clerk
Hon. Clarissa Webster, Ector County District Clerk

Region 4
Hon. Mary Ann Gonzalez, Schleicher County District Clerk
Hon. Mary Lynn Rusche, Gillespie County Clerk
Region 5
Hon. Cathy Jentho, Eastland County Clerk
Hon. Felicia Pitre, Dallas County District Clerk

Region 6
Hon. Laura Hughes, Kaufman County Clerk
Hon. Terri Willard, Rusk County District Clerk

Region 7
Hon. Schelana Hock, Polk County Clerk
Hon. Linda Holman, Colorado County District Clerk

Region 8
Hon. Diane Gonzales, Atascosa County Clerk
Hon. Anne Lorentzen, Nueces County District Clerk

2022-2023 CDCAT Secretary Candidates

Hon. Shelley Coston, Bell County Clerk (Watch Video)
Hon. Cathy Jentho, Eastland County Clerk (Watch Video)
Hon. John Warren, Dallas County Clerk (Watch Video)

2024 Conference City

Rockwall (Rockwall County)

Voting (June 13-17)

Elected clerks in good standing with their membership dues will receive a virtual ballot on Monday, June 13, at 9 a.m. (CDT). Clerks will be able to vote for a district and a county clerk of the year, a CDCAT secretary candidate, and the 2024 host city. The virtual ballot will remain open until Friday, June 17, at 6 p.m. (CDT). If you did not receive a virtual ballot, please contact Hon. Velva Price, CDCAT secretary, at velva.price@traviscountytx.gov.

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