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Uvalde County Commissioners Court Conference
Focus on Indigent Defense and Jail-Overcrowding Issues
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 • Posted December 11, 2007

Texas Cooperative Extension hosted the day long “District 10 County Commissioners’ Court Conference” at the Research and Extension Center in Uvalde on Dec. 5th.

About 30 county commissioners and county judges from more than 20 Texas counties attended the conference. Participants received continuing education units.

The V.G. Young Institute of County Government was the educational sponsor for the program. Conference speakers included:

James P. Allison, General Counsel, County Judges & Commissioners Association of Texas; Wesley Shackleford, Special Counsel, Task Force on Indigent Defense and Whitney Stark, Grants Administrator; Don Adan Munoz, Executive Director, Texas Jail Standards Commission.

Attendees also received an update on legislative issues that will directly or indirectly affect their counties from Texas State Representative’s Pete Gallego, Tracy King, and Nathan Macias.

The goal of the conference was to present county officials with information that they will find useful as they make decisions regarding issues in their respective counties. “It was an honor to host the program and play a part in sharing information and stimulation discussion about local county issues,” said Ms. Mapston.

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