June 28 – July 1 * Cameron County
Conference Site: South Padre Island Convention Center
The South Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association members will convene in Cameron County June 28-July 1 for their 87th Annual Conference. This year’s education lineup includes an early bird session titled Planning and Communicating Your County Budget from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 28.
Meeting Location, Host Hotel
Conference activities will take place at the South Padre Island Convention Center, 7355 Padre Blvd. The host hotel is the Isla Grand, 500 Padre Blvd. As of press time, the host hotel was full. For information on overflow hotels, please go to https://bit.ly/3ceeOX2.
The preregistration fee for elected and other county officials is $250 and is due by May 28. Regular registration after May 28 is $275. The early registration fee for the Spouses’ Program and other guests is $30 for both the spouse and each additional family member or guest. The onsite fee for spouses and guests is $40. You may register online or print out a registration form at https://bit.ly/3ceeOX2.
Pending approval, this conference will offer 13 continuing education hours for County Commissioners during the regular conference sessions and four additional continuing education hours for the early bird session. Four judicial education credit hours for Judges have already been approved.
College scholarships in the amount $1,000 will be awarded to three applicants during the Annual Conference.
To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must be a child, grandchild, or under the legal guardianship of a current Judge or Commissioner. Each of the applicants must be a current resident of a county within the 63-member county region. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from the class of 2021 or must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a four-year university.
Applications will be judged on the following criteria:
- Personal resume
- Letters of reference (3)
- Official transcript
- Completed application form
The scholarship’s funds are not derived from tax dollars collected from member dues. Instead, funding comes from previous conference proceeds, not at taxpayer expense.
All entries are to be received or postmarked by May 21, 5 p.m. Please mail entries to Jen Crownover, County Commissioner, Comal County, 150 N. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130.
The scholarship application is available for download at https://bit.ly/30is6Mp.
If you are interested in serving on a future South Texas Association committee, please contact President Jen Crownover, Comal County Commissioner, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Committees include Nominations, Scholarship, Resolutions, and Conference City.
South Texas Association Board
If you are interested in serving on the South Texas Association Board, please contact Nueces County Commissioner Joe Gonzales at 361-888-0296. The Association will be selecting a Commissioner to serve as the 2021-2022 Second Vice President.
Each county is required to bring at least one door prize. Items unique to individual counties add special interest to the prize drawings.