NACE 2018, Wisconsin Dells, WI – The Texas Report 

NACE 2018 – The Texas Report

The 2018 NACE Annual Conference was held in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin on April 22 to April 26, 2018 at the Wisconsin Dells Center and Chula Vista Resort.  Texas was represented by Robert Berndt, Joe Trammel, Bill Riley and Keith Melton from Tarrant County, Tony Vasquez from Bexar County, Bryan Neaves from Bell County, Charlie Hastings from Kerr County, Yancy Scott from Waller County, and Debra Dehn from the Texas LTAP.  The Texas group was 14 members strong including the spouses that attend the event.  We also had some attendees from the private sector including Bart Williamson from DTS.

Some of the Texas highlights from the Conference included Yancy Scott giving a presentation on Wednesday during the Emergency Preparedness Track about Transportation Disaster Damage Assessment, Bill Riley winning a door prize from the Kansas Delegation, NACE deciding to come to San Antonio for their Fall 2018 Board Meetings during the 2018 TACERA Conference and the Texas Hospitality Room Party for the NACE Executive Board and State Board Members to inform the group about the fun they will have in San Antonio during our State Conference.  The Texas State Affiliate Dinner was in the Texas Hospitality Room with pizza from MooseJaw Pizza on Monday night.  It was a great evening of pizza, beer and fellowship with our Texas friends and family.   

Your Texas delegation attended several NACE committee meetings during the Conference.  Robert attended the Awards Committee meeting.  Yancy attended the Unpaved Roads Committee meeting. Joe attended the Safety Committee meeting and Tony attended the Board of Directors meetings.  Serving on NACE Committees is a great way to stay informed on breaking national issues and get your say on topics for the next NACE Conference.

The amount of topics covered at the Conference are too numerous to mention but the attendees had their choice of three to four different topics during each program track.  The two days in the Exhibit Hall brought companies from all over the United States.  Your delegation made many contacts and hopes to bring new vendors to the TACERA conference in October.  Please check out the TACERA picture page to view some of the snapshots of the Texas folks in Wisconsin.

NACE 2019 will be held in Wichita, Kansas from April 14 to April 18, 2019.  Make sure you include money in your budgets to attend this event next year.  The knowledge and contacts you will make at this Conference will enhance your professional career and give you the tools to perform your county job better.  If you have any questions about the NACE Conference, please contact anyone of this year’s attendees.

Submitted by Robert Berndt – Tarrant County

P.O Box 2573
Cedar Park, TX 78630
E-mail: tacera1@att.net
Phone: 512-260-1376

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