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Join your colleagues from urban counties to get your required continuing education each year at the Urban Counties Education and Policy Conference.  This event will be January 13-15, 2016 at the La Torretta Lake Resort in Montgomery, TX (about 55 miles North of Houston). This conference will feature quality programs specially designed for commissioners, court members, professional staff, and department heads who lead and manage urban counties.  Sessions will include nationally renowned speakers who will engage attendees on a variety of topics relevant to urban county officials and staff.

Specific sessions will focus on public policy challenges, management techniques and theory, and IT solutions all curated specifically for urban counties; including a special track for those involved in the Urban Counties TechShare program.  All sessions will be approved for county commissioners continuing education credit. In addition to relevant and interesting continuing education, enjoy the opportunity to network with your peers from across the state in a relaxed setting, and participate in discussions about issues and challenges facing urban counties.  Get up to speed on current trends and key legislative developments.


This year’s sessions will focus on how counties are maximizing efficiencies with TechShare solutions to improve workflows, enhance communication, and cut costs. You’ll also have an opportunity to provide input related to software enhancements and system improvements across each of our programs (sounds familiar, right?).

The TechShare tracks on the agenda include:

  • TechShare.Court
  • TechShare.Prosecutor & TechShare.Indigent Defense
  • TechShare.Juvenile
  • Emerging Technologies

A draft agenda is below for travel planning purposes. Please note some times may change slightly; A complete agenda will be released a few weeks prior to the conference. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016                                           

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM    Registration

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM    Welcome Reception

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM    Dinner with Keynote Speaker

Thursday, January 14, 2016

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM     Breakfast

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM    Educational Sessions

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM    Membership Luncheon

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM      Educational Sessions

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM      Sponsor Reception

Friday, January 15, 2016

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM     Breakfast

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM    Keynote Session

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Round Table Open Discussions

12:00 PM  Program End 

It’s quick and easy to register online, or call by calling (512) 476-6174.

Registration fees are as follows:

  • Register before Nov. 20 for $390
  • Register after Nov. 20 for $440
  • Bring a guest to dinner and reception for $120 when you register before Nov. 20 (cost per guest is $140 after Nov. 20)

Questions? Email Robin.Morris@cuc.org, or call (512) 476-6174.