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This Tuesday: Counties at the Capitol

County officials should plan to gather in Austin this Tuesday, Jan. 29, for TAC’s Counties at the Capitol event. The day’s activities will prep attendees on the most significant issues of the 83rd Legislative Session and offer opportunities to connect with legislators and their staff members. RSVP today to save your spot for the day’s events.

The day will kick off with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast, during which officials will hear from Rep. Todd Hunter, Chair of the House Calendars Committee about the most pressing issues being considered at the Capitol. They’ll also get a chance to discuss their county’s concerns and priorities. The breakfast will be held at the Texas Association of Counties building at the corner of 13th and San Antonio.

Next, members of TAC’s Core Legislative Group will huddle for a Legislative Boot Camp that will include committee hearing and social media training, a mock committee hearing and a Q&A with legislative advocacy experts. The boot camp is only open to 50 Core Legislative Group members. There are only a few spots left, so RSVP today! If you aren’t a member, complete the form on the TAC website and get signed up.

Officials can share concerns with their legislators and staff members in face-to-face meetings, which should be arranged ahead of time.

To close out the day’s events, officials will return to the TAC building for the Legislative Reception, scheduled from 5-7 p.m. “Don’t forget to invite your legislator to attend the TAC Legislative Reception that evening,” said Paul Sugg, TAC legislative director. “This is the perfect opportunity for county officials to engage with legislators and their staff members in an informal setting.”