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    North and East Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association

    • July 17, 2023 - July 20, 2023
    • 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    • Galveston Island Convention Center
      5600 Seawall Blvd
      Galveston, TX 77551
    • Contact Michele Ewerz or Jackie Boone at (800) 456‑5974.
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    North and East Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association


    Our 2023 conference will focus on providing valuable information to support county government and aid commissioners courts in all they do for Texans. The conference will also highlight pertinent topics such as broadband, solid waste and mental health. In addition, this event will provide a great opportunity for you to get together with fellow judges and commissioners from North and East Texas and from across the state.

    The conference is crafted to include the latest information on hot topics in county government as well as advanced curriculum sessions. However, not all of the learning will take place in the classroom. You may network with other officials during the fishing excursion, cornhole tournament or domino tournament Wednesday afternoon. Other opportunities include the President's Welcome Dinner on Monday and the Host Court Night on Tuesday.

    This year's early bird session, part of the County Administrative Trainings developed by the Texas Association of Counties and the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, will focus on county budgeting. It is designed to provide an in-depth and concentrated learning experience on the county budget. Registration for this workshop is separate from your North and East Texas CJCA Conference registration, so if you would like to attend (at no cost), please register on here.  

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this conference, you will be able to:

    • Demonstrate new leadership skills through knowledge, training and ideas gained from educational sessions.
    • Better understand the duties of other county offices and the role they play in county government.
    • Better understand the legislative issues affecting Texas county government.
    Spouse and Family Activities

    Activities for spouses will be arranged for Tuesday and a family outing Wednesday.

    Education Co-Sponsor

    Special thanks to the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, for serving as the education program co-sponsor for this conference.

    Sponsors and Contributors

    Our sincerest thanks to these businesses and their representatives. Without the participation and support of these folks, the special events presented at this conference would not be possible.

    For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kasey Posey, assistant to the president, at


    For information on vendor registration, go to the County Progress website or contact Jimi Copland.

    Interested in serving on the North and East Texas CJCA board?

    If you are interested in serving on the board of the North and East Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association, please contact First Vice President and Henderson County Judge Wade McKinney, (903) 675-6120. Here is the application and detailed information explaining what serving on the board entails.