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County official attends county investment academy conference

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Bandera County Treasurer Beverly Schmidt attended the 2021 Conference of the County Investment Academy on June 28-30 in Denton, presented by the Texas Association of Counties (TAC).

The annual conference featured investment officers, economists and other experts discussing influences on the current economy, cybersecurity and privacy risks and timely trends in investing.

County CPAs, auditors, treasurers and commissioners attending the conference could earn 15 hours of continuing education credit toward mandatory continuing education requirements.

The academy provides investment education through a variety of conferences and workshops. Through the training, attendees have access to accurate, in-depth information as well as a network of experienced county investors from across the state.

The overall objective of the program is to safeguard public funds through the introduction of modern operational techniques that provide the county with appropriate yield from taxpayer dollars.

The McCoy College of Business Administration at Texa State University is a cooperative partner with TAC in running the TAC County Investment Academy.

TAC began its public investing educational program in 1992. It remains one of the premier programs of its kind in the county.