TAC's Counties at the Capitol Day is around the corner. County officials will gather in Austin on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to hear from key stakeholders in the Legislature and TAC's Legislative Services team members about the big issues important to county government. Attendees also will learn how they can get involved in the legislative process.
Online registration is still open. But hurry! It closes at noon Monday, Feb. 6. Walk-in registration will be available onsite on Feb. 7.
TAC is hosting parts of Counties at the Capitol virtually. If you choose to register for the virtual event, a personalized participation link will be emailed to you before the start of the program.
Event confirmation emails will come from Events@Accelevents.com to the email address that you used to register for the event.
8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Welcome (virtual and in person)
The program will begin with opening remarks and a reading of the TAC Way by Tom Green County Auditor and TAC Board President Nathan Cradduck. TAC Executive Director Susan Redford will welcome attendees and introduce Legislative Services Director Noe Barrios, who will bring you up to speed on working with the Legislature.
8:30-10:30 a.m. Working With the Legislature (virtual and in person)
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 session. You’ll also learn about the relevant issues for each county office and how TAC's Core Legislative Group can help you participate in the legislative process.
Tuesday Afternoon (in person only)
(Texas Capitol) In-Person Meetings With Legislators
Make sure to schedule appointments with your legislators and their staff 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.
4:30-6:30 p.m. Legislative Reception (in person only)
Invite your legislators and their staff to the TAC Legislative Reception in the TAC building. This in-person, informal event will provide you with an opportunity to engage with your legislators and their staff 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.
The TAC building is located at 1210 San Antonio St. Free parking is available in TAC's parking garage, located on 13th Street between San Antonio and Nueces streets.
If you have any questions, please contact Amy Ruedas at (800) 456-5974.