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TAC to Provide Video Conferencing Software to Counties

April 03, 2020| TAC News

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) will soon offer counties videoconferencing software free for 90 days. This software will allow counties to conduct remote open meetings that conform to the recently adjusted provisions to reduce face-to-face interaction in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Counties working hard to serve Texans during COVID-19 crisis

April 01, 2020| TAC News

State leaders and the President praise the role counties play in the health and safety of a nation under siege from a deadly foe.

TAC ready to assist counties on the front lines of COVID-19 control

March 18, 2020| TAC News

As your Association, the Texas Association of Counties is doing our part to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus disease. We have asked most of our employees to work from home for the next 21 days. To protect you and our employees, we have also requested that staff postpone all non-essential work-related travel until April 6.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Background & Additional Information

March 10, 2020| TAC News

The following information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) was provided to TAC by the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Helping counties prepare for election season

February 15, 2020| TAC News

February has been a busy month for TAC as we prepare for a time of the year I like to refer to as "conference season." I want to give a special thank you to all of our members who participate in developing curriculum and planning for the many educational conferences we are proud to participate in.

Best Practices Awards: Hidalgo County

January 15, 2020| TAC News

New initiative engages community, supports public safety

AGRiP Award

January 15, 2020| TAC News

TAC RMP receives AGRiP award for Best Practices

TAC looking forward to dynamic year

January 10, 2020| TAC News

January is a time for exciting new beginnings. Last year, TAC resolved to accomplish many things over a two-year timeframe, and I am delighted to say we continue to make excellent progress.

TAC is making progress on strategic goals

December 18, 2019| TAC News

December 2019 marks the end of my first year as Executive Director at TAC. It is so true — time really does fly when you are having fun. It has truly been an honor to serve Texas counties this year in my role.

TAC is on Top

December 01, 2019| TAC News

The Texas Association of Counties heads into its next 50 years as the best in Austin. The Austin American-Statesman has selected TAC the 2019 Top Midsize Workplace in the greater Austin metro area.

Best Practices Awards Spotlight: Midland County

December 01, 2019| TAC News

RECOGNITION PROGRAM CELEBRATES COUNTY EMPLOYEES, BOOSTS MORALE

Texas Counties are "Stepping Up" to Reduce Mental Illness in Jails

December 01, 2019| TAC News

12 Texas counties join groundbreaking initiative.

In Memoriam

December 01, 2019| TAC News

TAC remembers the county officials who recently passed away. They were each dedicated to their office and community.

Texas Counties are "Stepping Up" to Reduce Mental Illness in Jails

December 01, 2019| TAC News

12 Texas counties join groundbreaking initiative.

County government key to protecting citizens

November 15, 2019| TAC News

Winter holidays are here, but — in honor of Veterans Day — I wanted to take a minute to thank all of the veterans who leave military service and choose to work for county government in Texas, either as elected officials or as county law enforcement, firefighters, and other staff.

Legislative Session examined important issues to counties

October 16, 2019| TAC News

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our annual Legislative Conference in September. Did you realize that your presence broke attendance records for this event?

Best Practices Awards Spotlight: Collin County

September 26, 2019| TAC News

Creative Initiative Connects Residents to Local Government

County Investment Academy Class of 2019

September 15, 2019| TAC News

More than 220 county officials and staff attended the second session in the 2019 Basics of County Investments Course series.

Rail Safety Week

September 13, 2019| TAC News

Rail Safety Week is Sept. 22-28. Get resources from Operation Lifesaver to help spread the word and save lives.

Exciting Opportunities for TAC, Counties this Month

September 01, 2019| TAC News

September brings about my favorite time of the year — fall and football. This year, September is even more special! We begin the month with a Sept. 3 groundbreaking in downtown Austin on two new investment properties under development by the TAC Risk Management Pool.

Best Practices Awards Spotlight: Washington County

August 02, 2019| TAC News

Creative Initiative Connects Residents to Local Government

Informing and Supporting Counties during Challenging Times

August 01, 2019| TAC News

July was a busy month for the Texas Association of Counties. Early in the month I traveled with members of the TAC Board and other county officials to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference.

Strategic Planning to Guide TAC

July 01, 2019| TAC News

As we make our way into the next 50 years of serving counties, we have begun strategic planning to map out the future of your Association. The department directors and I have identified five strategic goals for TAC.

Regional Workshops: HR Tools for Managers and Supervisors

June 04, 2019| TAC News

Joe Bontke with EEOC to Speak at One-Day Training

Regional Workshops: HR Tools for Managers and Supervisors

June 04, 2019| TAC News

Joe Bontke with EEOC to Speak at One-Day Training


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