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May 2022 TAGD Regular Business Meeting, GCD Boot Camp, and PFIA Training

  • 17 May 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • 18 May 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Sheraton Arlington Hotel

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This registration type is open to all TAGD members registering by May 6, 2022.
  • Complete this registration type for any TAGD members NOT attending the business meeting but wishing to attend the GCD Boot Camp and/or the PFIA training. If you're uncertain how you should register, contact Julia.
  • This registration is open to all non-TAGD members registering by May 6, 2022.
  • Our generous sponsors support TAGD's fun happy hour reception with complimentary drinks and light bites. Includes sponsor representative attendance at reception, but meeting registration is separate.
  • Our generous sponsors support TAGD's fun happy hour reception with complimentary drinks and light bites. Includes sponsor representative attendance at reception, but meeting registration is separate.
  • This registration type is for invited speakers.
  • This registration is open to all TAGD members registering after May 6, 2022.
  • This registration is open to all non-TAGD members registering after May 6, 2022.

Registration is closed

May 2022 Regular Business Meeting
*Add-ons: GCD Boot Camp, PFIA Training, Rangers Game*
May 16-18, 2022

PLEASE LOOK OVER THE SCHEDULE AND THE FOLLOWING DETAILS CAREFULLY. THE REGISTRATION FORM WILL ALLOW YOU TO REGISTER FOR THE BUSINESS MEETING AND ALL ASSOCIATED EVENTS AT ONE TIME. IT WOULD BE BEST TO KNOW WHO YOUR ATTENDEES ARE AND WHAT ADD-ONS THEY'LL BE DOING BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH REGISTRATION. IF YOU HAVE READ ALL OF THE INFO BELOW AND ARE UNCERTAIN ON HOW YOU SHOULD REGISTER, CONTACT JULIA STANFORD.


  • Click HERE to view the schedule of events. View the full agenda HERE.


  • ***If you want to attend the baseball game, please register by April 26. Our final headcount for the game is due and we will not be able to accommodate ticket purchases after that.***



Click below for a visual of the various events.

The GCD Boot Camp and Business Meeting will be in-person only, with no virtual participation available. We will update here if that changes. PFIA Training will be offered virtually as well as in-person. Just register as you normally would (following guidelines below) and instead of selecting a lunch, you'll choose virtual attendance.

REGISTRATION TIPS

  • If you are attending the business meeting (member)
    • Select the member rate, registration option A
    • You can add on the baseball game, GCD Boot Camp, and PFIA Training
    • To register more than one business meeting attendee, click "ADD GUEST" at the bottom of the registration page. You'll be able to select any add-ons for them as well
    • You can add one additional PFIA attendee not attending the business meeting on your registration (to add more PFIA or GCD Boot Camp participants that aren't also attending the business meeting, complete this registration and then see the next category) 
  • If someone is NOT attending the business meeting but wants to attend GCD Boot Camp and/or PFIA Training
    • Select registration option AA and select your add-ons
    • Remember that one additional PFIA attendee can be added to a business meeting registration - for example, if a GM is attending the business meeting and a board member wants to attend PFIA only, the GM can add the board member to their business meeting registration in the PFIA add-on section
  • If you are NOT a member
    • Select registration option B to register for the business meeting
    • If you're interested in attending PFIA Training or GCD Boot Camp, contact julia@texasgroundwater.org 

Click HERE to reserve a room in the TAGD room block at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Who needs to complete PFIA Training? 
    • TAGD is proud to offer a Public Funds Investment Act Training, taught by Greg Ellis, that focuses on the requirements and challenges faced by groundwater conservation districts. The Public Funds Investment Act requires the designated investment officer of a district governed by Chapter 36 or Chapter 49 of the Texas Water Code to attend six hours of initial training within twelve months after taking office or assuming duties and four hours of renewal training every two years thereafter. Not sure who should take it? Consult your district's legal counsel.

  • What is the GCD Boot Camp?
    • Are you a new board member? District employee trying to learn it all? GCD manager with less than 5 years of experience? Just need a refresher on the essentials? TAGD is proud to offer a GCD Boot Camp where participants will learn the ropes of how GCDs operate and manage groundwater resources throughout the state. Topics and speakers TBA soon, but will likely include employment/HR considerations and some other operational basics.

  • What is the baseball game outing?
    • Several members expressed interest in a group outing to a Texas Rangers baseball game on May 16, the evening before the business meeting starts. TAGD Past President Zach Holland offered to take the lead on planning this optional social gathering. He or TAGD will be in touch with further details in May. The stadium is 0.8 miles away from the hotel and TAGD will not be providing transportation to the game. Seats are at tables on the Wild Rag Deck overlooking center field. Tickets cost $75 which includes $25 of food and beverage credit to use for in-seat service or at any concession stand. Limited number of tickets available. The image below shows the section and the view of the field.


  • What meals are provided?
    • Business meeting registration includes light bites and drinks at the happy hour networking reception and morning/afternoon coffee breaks. Hotel guests will be given a voucher for free breakfast each morning of their stay. PFIA Training registration includes a boxed meal for a working lunch.

Any other questions after reading through these details? Contact Julia Stanford at julia@texasgroundwater.org or 512-596-3101.


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