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The more things change, the more they stay the same.


We are happy to announce that the 2022 Texas Community Economic Development Summit will return to the Legislative Conference Center (E2.002) at the Texas Capitol.


Please join us for three informative and timely sessions (topics coming soon) and a Keynote lunch speaker.  Topics being considered include Public Facility Corporations (PFCs), Heirs Property, Rural Broadband and a legislative update for the upcoming session.


Join us starting at 9 am for coffee, and networking.  Sessions will start at 10 am and will end at 3pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Registration Details

  • TACDC Members                                                         $85 (access code will be emailed to all members)

  • Non TACDC Members                                                $115 (no code needed)

  • Legislators/Legislative Staff/                                  No charge (please contact Robyn Murphy for code)

        STATE Employees ONLY -

Members: If no one in your organization has received a registration code via email, please email

Robyn Murphy or Matt Hull for the code.

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Registration Closed

9:00 AM -  Welcome 


10:00am – 10:50 am      Rural Issues & Broadband  

                                       Speakers:  Jordana Barton, Connect Humanity Fund

                                                         Gregory Conte, Texas Broadband Development Office




11:00 am– 11:50 pm     Public Facility Corporations

                                       Speakers:  Heather Way, University of Texas School of Law

                                                          Debra Guerrero, NRP Group



12:00 pm - 1:00 pm      Keynote Lunch - "What Cities Can Expect During the 88th Texas Legislature".                                                      Speakers: Bennett Sandlin, Texas Municipal League




1:15 pm - 2:30 pm       Legislative Update /Texas Issues Update 

   1:15-1:35pm    Arts Funding and Policies                        Speaker:   Ann Graham,  Texans for the  Arts

   1:35-1:55pm    2023 Texas Legislature Overview            Speaker:   Luis Figueroa, Every Texan

   1:55-2:15pm   Urban Housing Policies                             Speaker:   Amy Connolly, City of Fort Worth

   2:15-2:35pm   Policies Impacting Children                      Speaker:   Patrick Bresette, Children’s Defense Fund

   2:35-2:55pm   Consumer Financial Protections               Speaker:   Ann Baddour, Texas Appleseed

Interested in Sponsoring?

Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available to help support the TACDC Policy Summit, from Champion Sponsor to Session Sponsor to Supporter.  Click the button below for the details!

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