V.G. Young Institute of County Government School for Commissioners Courts

February 21 - 23, 2023

Brazos County Expo Center
5827 Leonard Rd
Bryan, TX 77807

Registration is closed. You may register on-site.

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

We are pleased to announce the V.G. Young Institute of County Government School for County Commissioners Courts in Bryan. The faculty and staff of the Institute are working with the officers and Education Committee of the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas to plan a relevant and effective educational program. We invite you to expand your knowledge with accurate, timely information from well-respected speakers.

Early registration ends Jan. 20, 2023, so be sure to take advantage!

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

Host Hotel (FULL)
The Stella Hotel
4100 Lake Atlas Dr.
Bryan, TX 77807

Overflow properties
Hilton College Station and Conference Center
801 University Dr. E.
College Station, TX 77840

After registering, you will receive an email with the hotel reservation link. The deadline to reserve rooms at the group rate is Jan. 20, 2023, or until 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, the V.G. Young Institute expects 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 21
5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception and Dinner
Brazos County Expo Center
Tuesday, Feb. 21 - Early Bird
8 a.m.-noon County Budgeting
Tuesday, Feb. 21
1-1:15 p.m. Welcome / Introductory Remarks
1:15-2 p.m. Keynote - 4.016 Leadership & Teambuilding
2-2:50 p.m. 3.018 Environmental Issues
  CCAC 2 CCAC 3 Rural Issues CCLA Alumni
3:20-4:10 p.m. 2.001 County Judge 4.003 County Investment Policy Prescribed Fire Dilemmas CCLA Alumni Session
4:15-5:05 p.m. 2.002 County Commissioner 4.004 County Purchasing Ag Laws Affecting Rural Counties CCLA Alumni Session
Wednesday, Feb. 22
8-8:50 a.m. 3.003 Legislative Update
8:50-9:40 a.m. 4.011 Budgeting
9:40-10:10 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:10-11 a.m. 4.023 Grantseeking
11-11:50 a.m. 4.018 Emergency Management
11:50 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch
  CCAC 2 Commissioner Judicial
1:15-2:05 p.m. 2.004 District Clerk County Road Inventory Update  
2:05-2:55 p.m. 2.008 County Attorney The 5 Stage Model on how to Attract & Keep Public Works Employees  
2:55-3:20 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:20-4:10 p.m. 2.011 County Constable TEEX  
4:10-5 p.m. 2.012 County Auditor Commercial Vehicle Inspector- County Vehicle Exemption  
Thursday, Feb. 23
  CCAC 2 CCAC 3 Admin Training
8:20-9:15 a.m. 2.014 Extension Service 4.006 Fees and Revenues 3.007 Civil Rights Issues
9:20-10:10 a.m. 2.018 District Judge 4.001 Bonds & Certificates of Obligation 4.022 Cybersecurity
10:20-11:10 a.m. County Considerations for Groundwater
11:10 a.m.-noon First Amendment Audits

*Agenda is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Contact Jimi Coplen for vendor registration.

(Attendance: Approximately 375 attendees and their personnel)

Continuing Education Type Hours
Commissioners Pending
Judges 4

If a cancellation becomes necessary, please send notification to Jackie Boone or Michele Ewerz. Cancellations received no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2023, 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. Substitutions are accepted.

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