The V.G. Young Institute of County Government, a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, serves as the education program co-sponsor for this conference.
Our 2017 conference will provide valuable information on road and bridge matters, DPS on the border and its impact on the counties, legislative updates and other timely topics that affect your daily operations as an elected official. This event also offers a great opportunity to get together with fellow judges and commissioners from West Texas and across the state.
The conference agenda was crafted to include the latest information on hot topics in county government, as well as advanced curriculum sessions. But not all of the learning will take place in the classroom. You may also choose to network with other officials during the golf, domino or pool tournaments on Thursday afternoon or during events such as the Exhibitor Appreciation Reception and the Dinner and Dance on Tuesday and the Installation Luncheon on Thursday, among others.
This year, the West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association will offer some early bird sessions on the morning of Tuesday, April 25, that include important topics such as county budgeting and an advanced curriculum course.
Also offered on Tuesday will be a License to Carry course ($60). Please check back for more information regarding these courses.
Naming the County Official of the Year and the Distinguished Service Award recipients is always a highlight of the conference. Nominations for these awards may be sent to the West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association: President , Lubbock County Commissioner, PO Box 10536, Lubbock, TX 79408-3536.
Another tradition of this Association is the annual scholarship program. College scholarships in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000 and $750 will be awarded to three applicants during the conference. The application deadline is April 3. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must be a child, grandchild or individual under the legal guardianship of a current West Texas County judge or commissioner. All applicants must also be a current resident of a county in the West Texas region, as well as a graduating senior of the class of 2017 from a high school within the 118-county West Texas region. Download an application for the scholarship program.
Activities for spouses will be arranged for Wednesday. More details, when final, can be found on the Scheduled Activities
An application is pending approval for 13 continuing education hours for commissioners. Four judicial education credit hours for judges have been approved. Three additional hours will be offered on Tuesday, April 25, during the early bird session.
Please remember to bring a door prize.
For information on sponsorship opportunities please contact the Lubbock County or call (806) 775-1335.
If special accommodations are needed, please contact at (800) 456-5974.
Hon. Bill McCay, President
Lubbock County Commissioner
Hon. Sherri Harrison, First Vice President
Bailey County Judge
Hon. Tim Addison, Second Vice President
Yoakum County Commissioner
Hon. Kim Halfmann, Past-President
Glasscock County Judge
Hon. Rex Fields
Eastland County Judge
Hon. John Nanny
Irion County Commissioner
Hon. Glen Whitley
Tarrant County Judge