Judges, Commissioners Celebrate Association’s 100 Years of Service

CJCAT marks milestone conference while looking ahead to next year’s legislative session.

October 27, 2022

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The County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas (CJCAT) met in Bastrop County in early October for its annual conference. This year’s meeting marked a very special milestone – it was the association’s 100th gathering. Judges, commissioners and county staff enjoyed educational forums, networking and discussion of policy issues pertinent to the upcoming legislative session.

Sen. Sarah Eckhardt (D-Austin) discusses the importance of partnership between
local and state governments during a speech at the County Judges and
Commissioners Association’s annual conference in Bastrop County in early
October. Eckhardt formerly served as Travis County Judge. (Credit: Aurora Flores)

Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi), Rep. Andy Murr (R-Junction) and Sen. Sarah Eckhardt (D-Austin) gave legislative updates from the past session and spoke on the challenges facing the 88th Legislature. Eckhardt stressed the importance of partnership between local and state government. The curriculum also included sessions on the American Rescue Plan Act, the juvenile justice system and a panel on broadband. The 1,270 active members of CJCAT will meet again in 2023 in Abilene.

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Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi) offers a legislative update while speaking
to the County Judges and Commissioners Association in Bastrop County.
(Credit: Aurora Flores)
Rep. Andrew Murr (R-Junction) addresses the County Judges and Commissioners
Association’s conference in Bastrop County in early October. He gave attendees a
glimpse at next year’s legislative session. (Credit: Aurora Flores)