CDCAT President's Welcome

Welcome to the County and District Clerks’ Association of Texas official Website.

I am truly honored to serve as the President of the County and District Clerks’ Association of Texas for July 2016-June 2017. Work has already begun on the upcoming year in several areas of the association. We are gearing up for another legislative session with Casteel and Roberts as our lobbyist.

I am excited to announce a new Ad Hoc committee established for this year. The Technology Committee. Its focus will be technology and its use in urban, medium and small counties. This committee will focus on the educational needs of clerks as it relates to best practices, increase use of the tools we currently use, software implementation, and many other topics related to technology. The Committee will be chaired by John Warren, Dallas County Clerk. It is also one of my goals this year to partner with Texas Association of Counties to provide some online training courses for clerks.

CDCAT’s purpose is to promote professional standards, provide a means for the education of its members regarding the statutory and constitutional duties of the offices of the county clerks and district clerks, and participate in the legislative, judicial and executive processes of state government that are beneficial to our association. As a member of CDCAT your involvement is crucial to the success of the goals of our association. I look forward to a great year of building relationships and working together as a team with everyone, to see our ideas come to fruition.

Sincerely,

Celeste Bichsel

CDCAT President 2016 - 2017

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