100th Annual County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas Conference

October 3 - 6, 2022

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd
Cedar Creek, TX 78612

For more information, contact Michele Ewerz or Sam Burke at (800) 456-5974.

Conference Registration Information

Conference registration will open on May 17 at 9 a.m.
Please contact Sam Burke for more information.

Education That Is Informative

This CJCAT conference will provide valuable information on important topics to assist with your daily operations as an elected official. Plus it's a great opportunity to get to know fellow judges and commissioners.

Tuesday's educational afternoon will provide judges with specific information on current topics, and the commissioners education track will focus on county roads, interlocal agreements and financial accounting.

Presentations on Wednesday and Thursday will center on timely issues, such as an ARPA update; the juvenile justice system; risk management – active shooter; personnel policy – payroll; justice system; and internet – broadband.

Several fun activities will allow plenty of opportunities to network with officials from across the state, including the President's Party and the Exhibitor Appreciation Night. Have a great time at the Bastrop County Host Court Night on Tuesday evening. Wednesday will feature the popular tournament afternoon with domino and golf tournaments followed by a big 100th anniversary party. And don't forget the spouse activities scheduled for Tuesday.

Educational Co-Sponsor

Co-sponsored by the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Continuing Education

The approval of 17 hours of continuing education credit for county commissioners is pending. This includes four hours of credit offered Wednesday afternoon in the Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum session. The County Judges Education Advisory Committee has approved four hours of judicial education credit for Tuesday afternoon's judicial education session. County judges may also obtain up to 16 hours of credit (nonjudicial) toward the Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum by attending designated sessions.

Advanced Curriculum

Learn more about your county offices on Wednesday afternoon by taking advantage of four advanced curriculum courses. County officials will have the opportunity to obtain credits to complete the advanced curriculum and receive certificates during Wednesday's luncheon banquet.

Registration Fees

(Includes tickets to all events including spouse programs)
Member (county is a member of CJCA): Early Registration $275/After Sept. 12 $300
Non-County Government/Corporate: Early Registration $550/After Sept. 12 $600
Additional luncheon tickets (nonspouse):  $60 each         

Scheduled Activities

Several fun activities give you an opportunity to network with officials from across the state, including the President's Party and Exhibitor Appreciation Night. Have a great time at Host Court Night, hosted by Bastrop County. Wednesday is also the popular tournament afternoon and spouse day of activities.

Vendor Information

For information on vendor registration, please go to the Texas County Progress website or contact Sarah Lazarowitz.

Sponsor Information

For information on sponsorship, please contact Johnson County Commissioner Rick Bailey at (817) 202-4101.

Association Officers

Hon. Rick Bailey, President
Johnson County Commissioner

Hon. B. Glen Whitley, First Vice President
Tarrant County Judge

Hon. Jen Crownover, Second Vice President
Comal County Commissioner

Hon. Ben Zeller, Past President
Victoria County Judge

Thank You to Our 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 have been possible.

Please remember to bring a door prize.

Hotel Accommodations
The host hotel is the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. You must register for the conference before reserving your sleeping room. If you need to cancel your room or to be added to the waiting list, please contact Sam Burke at samb@county.org or (800) 456-5974. We kindly request that you not post your reservation on the listserv because this hinders waitlist management. Reservation cancellations must be made seven days prior to arrival.

Host Hotel

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd.
Cedar Creek, TX 78612
Room rate: $209 (single/double) per night, plus tax
Patio king rate: $249 (single/double) per night, plus tax
Patio queen rate: $269 (single/double) per night, plus tax

Cutoff Date:
The cutoff date for accepting reservations into this room block is Sept. 12. All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. 

If special accommodations are needed, please contact Michele Ewerz at (800) 456-5974.

Please email Sam Burke or send a fax to (512) 477-1324 to cancel your conference registration or hotel reservation. This will help move fellow attendees off of the waitlist. We kindly request you do not post your reservation on the listserv as this hinders waitlist management.

Monday, Oct. 3  
4:30-6 p.m. President's Party and Exhibitor Appreciation Night
Tuesday, Oct. 4
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Spouse Event
11:35 a.m.-1 p.m. Past Presidents' Luncheon (by invitation only)
Sponsored by: Allison, Bass & Magee, LLP
6-10 p.m. Host Court Night
Sponsored by: Bastrop County
Wednesday, Oct. 5
11 a.m. Luncheon Banquet and Installation of Officers
1-5 p.m. Bobby Smith Memorial Golf Tournament
1-5 p.m. Domino Tournament
1-5 p.m. Shuffleboard and Cornhole Tournaments
6-10 p.m. 100th Anniversary Dinner and Party
Thursday, Oct. 6
7-7:45 a.m. Prayer Breakfast

*Agenda subject to change

Monday, Oct. 3
1-5:30 p.m. Registration and Information Desk
1-6 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open/Dedicated Time With Exhibitors
1-4:30 p.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
2-5 p.m. Standing Committee Meetings:
Resolutions
Nominations
Site Selection
4:30-6 p.m. President's Party and Exhibitor Appreciation Night
Evening Free Night
Tuesday, Oct. 4
7:30-8 a.m. Welcome Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:30-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
7:30-5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
OPENING GENERAL SESSION
8-8:20 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
8:20-9:10 a.m. Keynote Address
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Spouse Event
9:10-9:55 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
9:55-10:45 a.m. 3.013 Working With the Legislature
10:45-11:35 a.m. 3.003 Lawmaking
11:35-1 p.m. Past Presidents' Luncheon (by invitation only)
Sponsored by: Allison, Bass & Magee, LLP
JUDICIAL EDUCATION
1-2 p.m. Judicial Session
2-3 p.m. Judicial Session
3-3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:15-4:15 p.m. Judicial Session
4:15-5:15 p.m. Judicial Session
COMMISSIONERS EDUCATION
1-1:50 p.m. 3.012 Interlocal Agreements
1:50-2:40 p.m. 4.021 Strategic Planning: Road and Bridge
2:40-3:10 p.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:10-4 p.m. 4.004 County Purchasing: Road and Bridge Materials
4-4:50 p.m. 4.010 Financial Accounting: Investments
6-10 p.m. Host Court Night
Sponsored by: Bastrop County
Wednesday, Oct. 5
7:30-8 a.m. Tournament Day Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Information Desk
GENERAL SESSION
8-8:50 a.m. American Rescue Plan Act Overview and Update
8:50-9:40 a.m. 3.005 Justice System
9:40-10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:30-11 a.m. Association Business Meeting
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Luncheon Banquet and Installation of Officers
1-5 p.m. Domino Tournament
1-5 p.m. Bobby Smith Memorial Golf Tournament
1-5 p.m. Shuffleboard and Cornhole Tournaments
ADVANCED CURRICULUM EDUCATION
1-1:50 p.m. 2.007 County Sheriff
1:50-2:40 p.m. 2.011 Constable
2:40-2:55 p.m. Refreshment Break
2:55-3:45 p.m. 2.012 County Auditor
3:45-4:35 p.m. 2.016 Community Supervision and Corrections
Evening 100th Anniversary Dinner and Party
Thursday, Oct. 6
7-7:45 a.m. Inspirational Prayer Breakfast
7:30-8 a.m. Morning Coffee
7:30-11:30 a.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
CLOSING GENERAL SESSION
8-8:50 a.m. 3.009 Juvenile Justice System
8:50-9:40 a.m. 4.013 Risk Management: Active Shooter
9:40-10:10 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:10-11 a.m. 4.002 Personnel Policy: Payroll
11-11:50 a.m. 4.022 Internet: Broadband

*Agenda subject to change

Continuing Education
Approval for 17 hours of continuing education credit for county commissioners is pending. This includes four hours of credit offered for the Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum session on Wednesday afternoon. The County Judges Education Advisory Committee has approved four hours of judicial education credit for Tuesday afternoon’s Judicial Education Session. County judges may also obtain up to 16 hours of credit (nonjudicial) toward the Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum by attending designated sessions.

Advanced Curriculum
Learn more about your county offices on Wednesday afternoon by taking advantage of four advanced curriculum courses. County officials will have the opportunity to obtain credits to complete the advanced curriculum and receive certificates during Wednesday’s luncheon banquet.

Conference registration forms must be received by Sept. 27. If registering after Sept. 27, please register on-site at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. We will process payments and provide name badges and conference materials.

Registration cancellations must be in writing (fax acceptable) at least 72 hours prior to the conference to receive a refund, minus a $10 processing fee. For more information, please contact the TAC Education and Event Services department at (800) 456-5974 or email Sam Burke.

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