In October 2022, the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas will conduct its 100th Annual State Conference. Texas County Judges and Commissioners, known for their servant leadership, have joined together for a century to not only educate themselves as required by law, but to also learn and grow from one another’s experiences.
As the Official Publication of the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas, County Progress has been privileged to record the history of hundreds of regional and state meetings along with county news from across the Lone Star State.
For the next year, we will continue to celebrate a Century of Service with glimpses into each decade. This month, we take a glance back at the 1980s!
County Judges And Commissioners Association Of Texas
“This Association shall uphold the principles of good government in Texas.
This Association shall sponsor and co-sponsor educational conferences, seminars, and other programs for county officials and county employees to study information relative to county affairs and assist those officials in need of Continuing Education credits, as required by law.
Each County Judge and County Commissioner of Texas shall be eligible for membership in this Association, and each such member shall be eligible to vote in this Association on any question that may arise requiring a vote of its members.” – Excerpt, CJCAT Constitution
Excerpt From July 1989 Issue of County Progress
North and East Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association 1989 Resolutions
Resolution No. 6 – Funding of State Mandated Services
“WHEREAS the Honorable Bill Clements, Governor of Texas, has stated his position that he will veto any Legislation which mandates Texas Counties to provide additional services unless said Legislation also provides for a means of the State of Texas to fund said additional services,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the North and East Texas County Judges and Commissioners respectfully urge the Governor to continue his support of this position.”