At its recently completed 76th Annual Fall Conference, the Texas Association of County Auditors (TACA) installed a new President and Board of Directors for the 2021-22 term.
COVID-19 safety considerations forced last year’s conference to a virtual format. While still providing a forum for the election of a new board and seminars to complete statutorily required continuing education, the camaraderie of the annual gathering was sorely missed. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this year’s conference saw record attendance, with more than 150 members gathering for the four-day program in Corpus Christi from Oct. 12-15.
Attendees earned continuing education hours in seminars featuring 17 speakers discussing topics ranging from the American Rescue Plan to updated lease accounting standards from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The social and networking aspects of the program included the annual President’s Dinner Banquet, at which the incoming Board of Directors were sworn in and the President’s gavel was passed from Houston County Auditor Melissa Jeter to her successor, Guadalupe County Auditor Kris Klein.
In her final action as TACA President, Jeter delivered closing remarks and offered special commendation to two members for their exemplary performance over the past year. Denton County Auditor Jeff May was Jeter’s selection for the Jerry Ware Award and El Paso County First Assistant Auditor Barbara Franco was her choice for the Denise Linch Award.
We at the Texas Association of Counties congratulate the awardees, President Kris Klein, and the entire new TACA Board of Directors.
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