The curtain rose this week on the 2023 legislative session and come Feb. 7, county officials will gather for TAC's Counties at the Capitol event. Participants will hear from key stakeholders in the Legislature and TAC's Legislative Services team members about the big issues important to county government. They also will learn how they can get involved in the legislative process.
Registration is now open. Mark your calendar and make plans to come to Austin for this important day.
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 a few days 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.
The program at a glimpse:
8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Welcome
TAC's Legislative Services staff brings you up to speed on the most pressing issues counties and county officials face during the 88th legislative session. Discuss your concerns and priorities. A hot breakfast will be available for in-person attendees.
8:30-10:30 a.m. Working With the Legislature
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.
(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
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.