Hundreds Attend 77th Annual JPCA Conference in Denton

July 29, 2021

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The Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas (JPCA) met in Denton during June 21-25 for its 77th annual conference. Over 400 registrants attended the conference, participating in education classes by day and experiencing Denton nightlife after dark — including a concert by Incognito.

The welcome reception with state Reps. Lynn Stucky (R-Denton) and Jared Patterson (R-Frisco) was one of the highlights of the conference. The lawmakers presented the 2021 awards for Judge of the Year to Justice of the Peace Nicholas Chu (Travis County Precinct 5), for Constable of the Year to Constable Adam Crawford (Johnson County Precinct 2), for Deputy of the Year to Chief Deputy Matt Carpenter (Collin County Precinct 3), and for Clerk of the Year to Crystal Kaderka (Williamson County Precinct 3).

During the installation banquet, Constable Matt Wylie (Johnson County Precinct 1) was sworn in as the new president of the JPCA. Other executive board members and the district directors were also sworn in.

TAC congratulates the association's new officers, and we look forward to providing our continued support to the organization and its members.

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Newly installed executive board members, from left to right, are Constable Larry Gallardo (sergeant-at-arms), Constable Chad Jordan (secretary/treasurer), Constable Matt Wylie (president), Justice of the Peace Holly Williamson (third vice president), Justice of the Peace Sergio De Leon (president-elect) and Constable Christopher Bates (second vice president).

From left to right: Rep. Lynn Stucky, Justice of the Peace Nicholas Chu and Rep. Jared Patterson.

New JPCA President and Johnson County Constable Matt Wylie and Immediate Past President and Brazos County JP Rick Hill enjoy an ice cream cone at the kid's table of Denton's famous Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream.