Fort Bend County supports bid to host 2016 annual conference in Sugar Land
By Elsa Maxey
Fort Bend County has sent a letter of support on a request by the City of Sugar Land for a proposal to host the 82nd Annual South Texas County Judges’ and Commissioners’ Conference to be held June 2016. County Judge Herbert’s letter extends its full backing to Visit Sugar Land Convention and Visions Services and the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square in their bid for the annual event, which was approved by commissioners court this month.
The annual association’s conference in two years will attract about 300 county judges and commissioners, exhibit booth staff, family and other guests. The event is held in cities throughout south Texas, and is for state-mandated continuing education credits, while also serving as the association’s annual meeting with topics ranging from county budgeting, judicial ethics, fines and fees, legislative changes and others.
“Our rich heritage and destination appeal make us an ideal location for the conference and visitors alike,” said Judge Hebert in his letter to V. G. Young Institute of County Government, Texas A&M AgriLife Extenstion Service in College Station. Calling attention to shopping and dining in Sugar Land Town Square and First Colony, he said they “are mere steps away from the Sugar Land Marriott.” He also mentioned attractions locally that include Constellation Field, home to the Sugar Land Skeeters minor league baseball team, the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, the George Ranch, George Observatory and Brazos Bend State Park.
The decision for the four-day conference will be made by a Conference City Committee with the final selection to be made no later than July 1st at which time interested parties will be informed.
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