40th Annual V.G. Young Institute School for County Tax Assessor-Collectors

November 29 - December 1, 2022

Moody Gardens Hotel
7 Hope Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554

For more information, contact the V.G. Young Institute of County Government at (979) 845‑4572.

We invite county tax assessor-collectors and their staffers to expand their knowledge with accurate, timely information from well-respected speakers. The V.G. Young Institute is excited to work with the TACA Board and its members to plan this event to meet the needs of all 254 counties.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. on Aug. 9. Early bird registration ends on Oct. 15, so be sure to take advantage!

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
7 Hope Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77554

You must register before receiving the hotel link to book a room.

Singles: $179 per night (plus tax)

You must register for the conference first before booking a hotel room. After registering, you will receive an email with the hotel reservation link.

The deadline to reserve rooms at the group rate is Monday, Nov. 7, or whenever the block fills up. All reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis and at the prevailing hotel rates.

Please note: As in years past, V.G. Young anticipates the room block to 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 the V.G. Young Institute at vgyi@ag.tamu.edu or (979) 845-4572. You will be contacted when a room becomes available.

Monday, Nov. 28
3-6 p.m. TACA Board Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 29
4:45-5:30 p.m. Vendor Appreciation Reception
8:30-10:30 p.m. Bingo
Wednesday, Nov. 30
12:10-1:30 p.m. Tax Assessor-Collector of the Year Luncheon
Monday, Nov. 28
3-6 p.m. TACA Board Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 29
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Opens
8 a.m.-noon Extended Learning: Lawmaking
8:30-11:30 a.m. Orientation for New Tax Assessor-Collectors
9-11 a.m. Title Fraud Training (Limited to 75 registrants, must preregister)
9:30-10:30 a.m. TACA Committee Meetings (2)
10:30-11:30 a.m. TACA Committee Meetings (2)
12:50-2:15 p.m. Opening General Session
2-5:30 p.m. Exhibitor Show Opens
2:15-2:45 p.m. Refreshment Break
2:45-3:45 p.m. General Session: Active Shooter
3:45-4:45 p.m. General Session: Digital Records Retention
4:45-5:30 p.m. Vendor Reception
5:30-6:30 p.m. TACA Committee Meetings (2)
8:30-10:30 p.m. Pajama Bingo!
Wednesday, Nov. 30
7:30-8 a.m. TACA Committee Meetings (2)
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration Opens
8-9 a.m. General Session: EEOC-HR
9-4:30 p.m. Exhibitor Show Opens
9-10 a.m. General Session: Elections and Chapter 19
10-10:20 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:20-11:10 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
  1. Ethics (Part 1)
  2. Web Dealer for Smaller Counties
  3. Special Inventory Tax Update
11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  1. Ethics (Part 2)
  2. Hiring and Retention of Employees
  3. Life of a Delinquent Account
12:10-1:30 p.m. Tax Assessor-Collector of the Year Luncheon
1:30-2:30 p.m. General Session: Legislative Update
2:30-3:30 p.m. General Session: TIADA/TADA
3:30-4 p.m. Refreshment Break
4-5 p.m. General Session: TxDMV Update
Thursday, Dec. 1
9-10 a.m. Property Tax Roundtables
  • Population under 40,000
  • Population between 40,001 and 200,000
  • Population over 200,001
10-11 a.m. DMV Roundtables
  • Population under 40,000
  • Population between 40,001 and 200,000
  • Population over 200,001
11 a.m.-noon Closing General Session: Texas Comptroller
Noon Adjourn

*Agenda subject to change

Contact Sarah Lazarowitz for vendor registration.

Booth fee: $700/$600 state agency

Attendance: Approximately 350 county tax assessor-collectors and their personnel

Continuing Education Type Hours
Tax Assessor-Collectors and Staff Pending

If a cancellation becomes necessary, please email Megan West. Cancellations received no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 18 will receive a refund minus an $85 administrative fee. The administrative fee is due for all cancellations, regardless of whether your payment has been received or not. Substitutions are accepted.

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