What is TACERA?

The Texas Association of County Engineers and Road Administrators is a professional organization which was chartered in 1987 to provide technical and professional interchange. Membership is open to all county road engineers, administrators and their staff. TACERA is affiliated with the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) and the Texas Public Works Association (TPWA). Our organization is headquartered in Austin, TX. This allows TACERA to bring its members timely, informative programs and services.

TACERA partners with LTAP to provide continuing education credits for professional engineers and county commissioners. Our annual conference and one-day workshops provide an opportunity to earn CEUs for your professional requirements. Check the Conference tab on this site for upcoming events

County Engineer / Road Administrator Nomination

TACERA recognizes individuals that demonstrate excellence in our profession. In the past, we have awarded the “County Engineer / Road Administrator of the Year” at our annual conference. Eligible candidates for this award are County Engineers, Commissioner’s Court Appointed Road Administrators, Public Work Directors, or Staff Engineers.

A nominee for “County Engineer / Road Administrator of the Year” has shown excellence in the field of public works management, promoting public safety and preserving & enhancing road infrastructure. This individual has demonstrated dedication through administration of his/her county’s road management program in pursuing the goals of safe roadways while staying within budget.

Please be aware that TACERA’s four person judging panel will be rotating every year. Therefore, we will have a different panel of judges from last year. Our judges are chosen from a pool of current and former TACERA members.

TACERA has extended the deadline to receive nominations for this award. Please let us know about the great County Engineer or Road Administrator in your County. Send in your nominations ASAP.

Nominations will be accepted from County Judges, County Commissioners and or TACERA Members. Winners will be announced at the 2020 TACERA Virtual Fall Conference which runs from October 27 to October 28, 2020. Please return completed nomination form (below) by 5pm on September 30, 2020 to the TACERA Executive Office at tacera1@att.net or by fax at (512) 260-1409.

2020 County Engineer / Road Administrator of the Year Nomination Form

2020 TACERA Conference

Hello TACERA members, sponsors and vendors:

Well friends what a year we are having, huh! I trust this notice finds you well…all things considered. I’m hoping to update you on all of the happenings regarding the goings on within our organization.  All of our board meetings since early March have been virtual.

I have heard from several of you asking about what was the plan for the conference this year. After much discussion and information gathering the board has voted unanimously to cancel our Conference for this year. Based all of the uncertainty with policies and practices related to COVID-19 and the possible financial impact, it was really our only way to go. We waited as long as could, holding on to hope, but having an in-person conference simply wouldn’t be prudent. The safety and possible impacts to our attendees, speakers, staff and vendors was uncertain paramount as well.

Some byproducts of cancelling the in-person conference are:

  • We are working to book the Wyndham for another year (2022) in order to avoid paying a huge cancellation fee.
  • We are planning to have a virtual Business Meeting.
  • We are planning to still present awards for County Engineer of the Year and County Road and Bridge Employee of the Year.
  • We are planning to still have officer elections.
  • We are planning to have at least three virtual classes or sessions on Development and Platting, a Legislative Update and Ethics.

Stay tuned for more updates and emails in the coming weeks.

Thanks for your continued participation and support of our great association and conference. We know we will get through this TOGETHER.

Take Care and Best Regards,

Yancy Scott, P.E., CFM
County Engineer & TACERA President


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2020 TACERA Golf Tournament & Conference (cancelled due to COVID-19)

2020 TACERA One Day Workshops (cancelled due to COVID-19)

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