Denton County Tax Assessor-Collector Michelle French attended the V.G. Young Institute: School for County Tax Assessor-Collectors at the Hilton College Station Hotel in November along with over 350 Tax Assessor-Collectors and tax office personnel from across Texas.
The annual continuing education school held in College Station is sponsored by the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
The Institute provides elected county officials with information and technical assistance to help officials complete their state-mandated, minimum continuing education requirements.
Texas is one of a small number of states that requires all elected county officials to earn continuing education credits.
“Texas county officials get an opportunity to learn new and vital information, so they can better serve their citizens,” said Rick Avery, Director of the V.G. Young Institute.
The Institute provides education to county commissioners, judges, tax assessor-collectors and county and district clerks through various programs held across the state.
Included in this year’s program were a Legislative Update and Overview, the Department of Motor Vehicle Roundtable and Continuing Education and Professional Designations update.
“Continuing education is extremely important to ensure that we are serving our constituents with the highest level of professionalism and knowledge,” said French. “Moreover, there is great value in meeting with hundreds of your peers to discuss best practices and how to better serve our taxpayers.”