As a county official, winning your first election or being appointed to office can be a lot like buying the latest electronic gadget, and you may be asking, “Where’s the manual?”
The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) can help guide you through your first few weeks in office and continue as a resource throughout your career in public service.
TAC was created by counties for counties. We provide services to all Texas counties and all county officials.
County Officials Survival Kit
After your election or appointment, we'll send you a kit with the following information to help you start off on the right foot. Or, follow the links below to access a digital copy of the materials.
Additional Legal Resources
- Legal Publications - These guides will help you become familiar with the basic regulations that apply to government business, which are often very different from the rules that apply to the private sector.
- Open Government Training Information - Elected and appointed public officials are required by state law to receive training in Texas open government laws. Information on this training including free video training courses, available online at The Office of the Attorney General website.
Do you want a box of printed resources?
NEO Box Request
Preparing to Take Office Workshops
In December of even-numbered year TAC holds free, one-day workshops at multiple locations around the state. These sessions are created specifically with you in mind. Check our Calendar of Events for the schedule.