TAC's Counties at the Capitol event on Feb. 7 will dig into the big issues facing county government in the 88th Legislature. TAC Legislative Services' new and returning team members will be there to assist.
For more information contact Amy Ruedas with TAC Legislative Services at (800) 456‑5974.
Mark your calendar and make plans to come to Austin.
Shortly after the Texas Legislature convenes, county officials will gather in Austin for TAC's Counties at the Capitol day. The event will get attendees up to speed on the most significant issues facing county government in the 88th legislative session. The day-long program offers ample opportunity for county officials to connect with their legislators and their staffs.
We also are hosting parts of this event virtually.
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.
Please 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:
Members 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.
For members attending virtually, if you need assistance before or during the meeting, contact Deanna Auert at (512) 615‑8979.
No special arrangements are made for overnight accommodations for this one-day meeting.
|Tuesday, Feb. 7
TAC Fourth Floor Events Center
||Breakfast and Welcome (available in person and virtually)
TAC's Legislative Services staff brings you up to speed on the most pressing issues counties and county officials face during the 88th legislative session. Discuss your concerns and priorities. A hot breakfast will be available for in-person attendees.
||Working with the Legislature (available in person and virtually)
Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) and Rep. Lynn Stucky (R-Denton) will join the gathering to talk about the state budget and provide an overview of the 88th legislative session. You'll also learn more about the relevant issues for each county office and how TAC's Core Legislative Group can help you participate in the legislative process.
(Texas Capitol Building)
|In-Person Meetings with Legislators
Make sure to schedule appointments with your legislators and their staffs in advance so that you can meet with them during the afternoon regarding issues of importance to you and your county. This will be an individual activity.
Personally invite your legislators to the TAC Legislative Reception being held at the Texas Association of Counties building. This in-person, informal event will provide you with an opportunity to engage with your legislators and their staffs in a relaxed atmosphere, as well as network with legislators from across the state. Please be sure to invite your legislator even if you are unable to attend.
*Agenda subject to change. Check back later for updates to the topics and speakers as they are confirmed.