FORT STOCKTON – County commissioners throughout West Texas are invited to a training on Dec. 8 at the Texas AgriLife Extension Center in Ft. Stockton, said Brenda Rue, district administrator for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
County commissioners and judges from Andrews, Brewster, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Ector, El Paso, Glasscock, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Val Verde, Ward and Winkler counties have been invited.
County judges and commissioners from throughout a broader area also may attend to earn continuing education credits as required before the end of the calendar year, said Rue.
The conference is being sponsored by AgriLife Extension’s V.G. Young Institute of County Government.
“This conference is structured to provide continuing education credits and a wealth of information for county commissioners in particular,” she said. “The $25 registration fee includes lunch, conference materials, continuing education fees and refreshments. Six hours of continuing education credit for county commissioners who attend every session of the conference have been approved by the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas in Austin.”
The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and registration. Planned conference topics include: legislative and AgriLife Extension updates, illegal dumping, Chapter 36 of the water code, and reducing the risk of discrimination and retaliation.
The conference also includes time for networking, Rue said.
“County commissioners in the area should mark their calendars for this event,” she added.
For more information on how to register, contact Dolores Luera at the AgriLife Extension District 6 center in Fort Stockton at 432-336-8585, ext. 310.