V.G. Young Institute of County Government School for Commissioners Courts

February 22 - 24, 2022

Brazos County Expo Center
5827 Leonard Rd
Bryan, TX 77807

For more information, contact the V.G. Young Institute of County Government at (979) 845-4572.

We are pleased to announce the V. G. Young Institute School for County Commissioners Courts in Bryan, Texas. The faculty and staff of the Institute are working with the CJCAT officers and education committee to plan a relevant and effective educational program. We invite you to expand your knowledge with accurate, timely information from well-respected speakers.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. on Nov. 1. Early bird registration ends on January 21, so be sure to take advantage!

You must register before receiving the hotel link to book a room.

Host Hotel (Full)
Stella Hotel
4100 Lake Atlas Dr.
Bryan, TX

Overflow properties
Embassy Suites
201 University Dr. E.
College Station, TX

The George
180 Century Court
College Station, TX

Cavalry Court
200 Century Court
College Station, TX

After registering, you will receive an email with the hotel reservation link. The deadline to reserve rooms at the group rate is Feb. 7 or until the block fills up. All reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis and at the prevailing hotel rates.

Please note: As in years past, the V.G. Young Institute expects the room block to fill quickly. In the event the block becomes full, a waitlist will be kept on a first-come, first-served basis. To be placed on the waitlist, contact V.G. Young at vgyi@ag.tamu.edu or (979) 845-4572. You will be contacted when a room becomes available.

Tuesday, Feb. 22
5 p.m. Welcome Reception and Dinner
Brazos County Expo Center
Tuesday, February 22
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Open
8 a.m.-noon Early Bird Session - 4 CE’s
8 a.m.-noon Exhibitor Show Set-Up
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Exhibitor Show Open
1-1:15 p.m. Opening General Session-Call to Order
1:15-2 p.m. Keynote Address: 4.016 Leadership/Team Building: Texas 2036
Tom Luce, 2036 Founder - 1 CE
2-2:50 p.m. Federal Policy Affecting Counties
Matta Chase, CEO and Executive Director, NACo - 1 CE
2:50-3:20 p.m. Refreshment Break
  CCAC Phase 2 CCAC Phase 3 Rural Issues CC Leadership Alumni Session
3:20-4:10 p.m. 2.006 Tax Assessor Collector - 1 CE 4.025 Tax Abatement Issues - 1 CE Feral Hog Damage - 1 CE Dealing with Conflict in Public Service - 2 CE
4:15-5:05 p.m. 2.010 Justice of the Peace - 1 CE 4.026 Indigent Healthcare - 1 CE Shifting Populations - 1 CE Dealing with Conflict in Public Service-Cont.
(CCLA Alumni Only)
5 p.m. Welcome Reception and Dinner
Brazos County Expo Center
Wednesday, February 23
8 a.m.-noon Registration Open
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Exhibitor Show Open
8-8:50 a.m. 3.003 Lawmaking: Legislative Updates
Jim Allison, Allison, Bass & Magee, LLP - 1 CE
8:50-9:40 a.m. Commissioners Court Authority Over Other Elected Officials - 1 CE
9:40-10:10 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:10-11 am 4.012 Personnel: County Retirement - 1 CE
11-11:50 a.m. 4.017 Communications: Rural Broadband - 1 CE
11:50 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
  CCAC Phase 2 Commissioner Session County Judges Judicial Training
1:15-2:05 p.m. 2.005 County Treasurer - 1 CE Texas Dam Safety Program - 1 CE Sentencing in DWI Cases
2:05-2:55 p.m. 2.009 District Attorney - 1 CE Considerations for Paving County Roads - 1 CE Contested Probate Cases
2:55-3:20 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:20-4:10 p.m. J2.015 Juvenile Probation - 1 CE Texas A&M Public Works Response Team - 1 CE Defendants with Mental Health, Competency and Bond Issues
4:10-5:00 p.m. 2.017 County Court at Law Judge - 1 CE Planning County Road Improvements - 1 CE Ethics
Thursday, February 24
8-11:30 a.m. Registration Open
  CCAC Phase 2 CCAC Phase 3 Judges and Commissioners Administrative Training
8:20-9:15 a.m. 2.013 County Health Officer - 1 CE 3.014 Specialized Districts - 1 CE 3.006 Personnel Policies - 1 CE
9:20-10:10 a.m. 2.003 County Clerk - 1 CE 4.014 Ethics - 1 CE Documenting for Liability - 1 CE
10:10-10:20 a.m. Break
10:20-11:10 a.m. 3.019 Subdivision Regulations - 1 CE
11:10 a.m.-noon 3.004 Regulations and Legal Issues: Lawsuits and Litigation - 1 CE


Agenda is subject to change.

For vendor information please go to www.countyprogress.com/conferences. For questions regarding exhibitor opportunities please contact Sarah Lazarowitz.

Contact Natalie Hejl for sponsor registration.

(Attendance: Approximately 375 attendees and their personnel)

Click here to access the sponsorship packet.

Continuing Education Type Hours
Commissioners 16
Judges 4

Commissioners can earn an additional 4 hours of Continuing Education at the Early Bird Sessions on Tuesday, February 22.

If a cancellation becomes necessary, please send notification to jackieb@county.org. Cancellations received no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 1 will receive a refund minus an $85 administrative fee. The administrative fee is due for all cancellations, regardless of whether your payment has been received or not. Substitutions are accepted.

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