County Management & Risk Conference

March 22 - 24, 2023

(In-person or online)
Kalahari Resort & Conventions
3301 Kalahari Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665

For more information, contact Deanna Auert or Megan West at (800) 456-5974.

Overview

In response to your feedback, we have again transformed the County Management & Risk Conference (CMRC), scheduled for March 22-24, into a hybrid event. We hear you and understand the demand to expand our services and offer multiple ways for you to connect with us.

Join us as we explore a new way to share important information with you and your county. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to reduce risk and prevent losses throughout your county's operations. Hear the latest about employee wellness and health benefit options that affect your bottom line.

Registration Fees
TAC Pool Member In Person Registration Complimentary
TAC Pool Member Virtual Registration Complimentary
Non- Pool Member In Person Registration $250
Non Pool Member Virtual Registration $250

Please note all participants in person and online must register by Feb. 10, 2023 for the conference giveaway.

What is a hybrid conference?

A hybrid conference combines an in-person event with a virtual component. That means you can join us in person at the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Round Rock, or you can join from your county through a virtual conference platform.

Virtual Registration

Once you have registered for the virtual event, a personalized participation link will be emailed to you a few days before the start of the program.
Note: Event confirmation emails will come from Events@Accelevents.com to the email address that was used to register for the event.

How to access the virtual event platform:
Conference attendees will need to access the internet and use a browser to log in and join the virtual event. While almost all internet browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) should allow the event to be accessed, we've found that it works most smoothly in Google Chrome, as other browsers may experience issues. Internet Explorer is not a supported browser for the event.
Google Chrome is a free download; however, some county information technology departments may require county staff to get approval before downloading new software.

Special Services

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

Members of TAC's pools can be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred for this conference. A maximum of two people per county can be reimbursed. If more than two from a single county register, reimbursements will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. TAC will reimburse the following:

  • A TWO-night stay at the Kalahari Resort Hotel, up to $174 per night for single/double occupancy.
  • Travel expenses:
    • Driving: Actual mileage, car rental fee, or actual fuel expenses.
    • Flying: Airfare not to exceed $450 without prior approval and shuttle/cab/rideshare to and from airport.

Note: No reimbursement for meals. Most meals will be provided during the conference.

Receipts for lodging and airfare are required.
Note: Only members of the TAC Risk Management Pool, TAC Health and Employee Benefits Pool or the TAC Unemployment Compensation Group Account Fund are eligible for reimbursement.

Kalahari Resort and Conventions
3001 Kalahari Blvd.
Round Rock, TX
(877) 525-2427

Please call the hotel directly at (877) 525-2427 to reserve your room and refer to the "Texas Association of Counties" room block. You can also book your room online.

Single/double rate: $174 (plus tax)

The conference room rate is offered, based on the hotel’s availability, through Feb. 28, 2023. Reservations made after this date are subject to the hotel’s prevailing rate. One night deposit required (plus tax) at the time the reservation is made.

Self-parking is complimentary.

To cancel a hotel room and avoid paying a $25 cancellation fee, please email Megan West. We will release your room to someone on the wait list.

HOTEL CANCELLATION POLICY
Reservations canceled 72 hours or more prior to the date of arrival receive a refund of the deposit, minus a $25 cancellation fee. Reservations canceled within 72 hours of the date of arrival forfeit the entire deposit of the first night's room and tax.

For any questions regarding individual reservations, please call Kalahari Reservations Department at (877) 525-2427.

PLEASE NOTE HOTEL POLICY ON CHECKS: Per Guests are required to mail the county/company check at minimum two (2) weeks prior to arrival (personal checks are not accepted). They are to be sent to Kalahari Round Rock (3001 Kalahari Blvd Round Rock, TX 78665), attn: Maribeth Galarpe - Finance with reservation confirmation numbers, first/last name, and payment instructions. We welcome prepayment with Purchase Orders as well.

PLEASE NOTE HOTEL POLICY ON LOA and TAX EXEMPT: Per our policy at Kalahari Resorts, we do not accept completed Letters of Authorization forms, Tax Exemption forms, nor Purchase Orders to be submitted to us at the hotel check-in. We have a dedicated team that approves these forms to ensure validity prior to attachment to the reservations prior to check-in. These forms should be submitted no later than 7 days in advanced to us at dellscallcenterfax@kalahariresorts.com or fax them to 608-254-6116. We highly suggest that the attendees submit these forms at minimum two weeks in advanced prior to the hotel check in so our team can process them in a timely manner. Failure to follow this procedure may result in full room and tax charges to the attendees on their personal cards; since our Front Desk will not accept these forms at check-in. If you have any questions at all, I am attaching a link to our website that will bring you to our general policy page. for the entire resort, that explains our policies in full detail. (Link: https://www.kalahariresorts.com/pennsylvania/help/faq/)."

Session names and speakers will be added as they are confirmed. Please check back for updates.

Wednesday, March 22
10 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Registration Open
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1-1:30 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
1:30-5 p.m. General Session & Breakouts
5:15-6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
6:30-9 p.m. Awards Banquet (by invitation only)
Thursday, March 23
6:30-7 a.m. Morning Fitness Activity
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Open
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. General Session & Breakouts
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
6-9:30 p.m. Evening Event and Activities (dinner provided)
Friday, March 24
7:30-noon Registration Open
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast (provided)
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. General Session & Breakouts

Note: Agenda is subject to change.

Application has been made for continuing education hours. Check back for approval updates.

CE hour table for TAC programs
Continuing Education Type Virtual Hours In-Person Hours
Attorneys (MCLE) Not Approved by State Bar of Texas MCLE Division Not Approved by State Bar of Texas MCLE Division
CPA/Auditors Pending Pending
Commissioners
(*Please note that authorization of online attendance must be approved by commissioners court order. Online attendance cannot be used for the mandatory education hours by a new commissioner in the first year of service.)
Pending Pending
County and District Clerks Pending Pending
County Judges Not Approved by Texas Judicial Academy Not Approved by Texas Judicial Academy
Justices of the Peace Not Approved by Texas Justice Courts Training Center Not Approved by Texas Justice Courts Training Center
PHRs and SPHRs
Reviewed on individual basis; self-report to HRCI
Pending Pending
Purchasing Agents
Self-report to Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
Pending Pending
Sheriffs and Constables (TCOLE) Pending Pending
Tax Assessor-Collectors Pending Pending
Treasurers Pending Pending

Please email Megan West to cancel your conference registration.

If a registration fee has been paid, all cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing (fax or email acceptable) by March 8 (less $10 administrative fee). Cancellations and refund requests after March 8 will be subject to an administrative fee equal to one-half of the registration fee. No refund requests will be honored after March 24.

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