Budgeting, personnel policies, and county-related legislation are among the many topics to be covered at the Annual West Texas Conference April 19-22 in Tarrant County.
Pending approval, Commissioners who attend every class will receive 14 continuing education hours; an additional four credit hours will be offered on Tuesday morning during the early bird session. Four credit hours for County Judges have been approved.
The agenda will include 11 hours of Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum coursework, as designated by the blue logo on the accompanying agenda.
Meeting Registration and Other Important Information
The most convenient way to register for the conference is online at www.county.org. Click on Calendar of Events at the top right, and scroll down to the 93rd Annual West Texas Conference. The online registration deadline is April 13. Following that date, please register onsite at the conference. Other information available on this website includes hotel accommodations and the cancellation policy.
Opportunities to visit with your peers and meet new officials include the Welcome Reception and Host Court Night on Tuesday, the Dinner and Dance on Wednesday, and the Installation Luncheon on Thursday. The popular golf, domino, 42, and pool tournaments are set for Thursday afternoon.
Naming the County Official of the Year and the Distinguished Service Award recipients is always a highlight of the West Texas Conference. Nominations for these awards may be emailed to Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Scholarship Applications
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 1. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be a child, grandchild, or individual under the legal guardianship of a current West Texas County Judge or Commissioner, be a graduating senior of the class of 2021 from a high school within the 118-county West Texas region, and be a current resident within the region. The application is available for download at https://bit.ly/3JJ0yoW.
Activities for spouses will be arranged for Wednesday. More details will be available in next month’s issue of County Progress.