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Preparing to Take Office

December 6, 2016
December 15, 2016

All the Tools You Need to Succeed


The campaign is over and on Jan. 1, you will be a county official. Now what? The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is here to help you. 
“Preparing to Take Office” is a one-day workshop for all newly elected county officials that educates you on basic issues and gives you the information necessary to avoid making mistakes that result in embarrassment, or worse, legal problems. There are many unfamiliar statutes and rules you must understand before officially taking office. A faculty of Association staff and specialists will explain the basics of important subjects such as nepotism, discrimination, purchasing, open meetings, open records, budgeting and general employment law.

Who Should Attend?

All new and newly elected officials (including those appointed since February 2015):
Judges, Commissioners, Tax Assessor-Collectors, Treasurers, County Clerks, District Clerks, County/District Clerks, Constables, Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs and Attorneys, Auditors

Registration Fees

This workshop is provided free to new and newly-elected officials, and lunch is provided for all registrants. 

Dates and Locations
All sessions are closed to online registration, but you may still sign up onsite.

Dec. 6, Lubbock
Overton Hotel
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, 79401
(806) 776-7000

Dec. 6, Tyler 
Holiday  Inn Select
5701 South Broadway
Tyler, 75703
(903) 561-5800

Dec. 8, Midland  
Hilton Garden Inn
1301 North Loop 250 West
Midland, 79706
(432) 689-0022

Dec. 8, Lufkin 
Courtyard by Marriott
2130 S First St
Lufkin, 75901
(936) 632-0777

Dec. 13, McAllen
Renaissance Casa De Palmas Hotel
101 North Main Street
McAllen, 78501
(956) 631-1101

Dec. 13, Abilene
MCM Elegante Suites
4250 Ridgemont Dr.
Abilene, 79606
(325) 698-1234

Dec. 15, San Antonio
Omni at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Blvd.
San Antonio, 78230
(210) 691-8888

Dec. 15, Waco
Hilton Waco
113 South University Parks Drive
Waco, 76701
(254) 754-8484