County Judge Matt Sebesta Elected Vice-Chairman of Policy of the Texas Conference of Urban Counties
Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta has been elected Vice-Chairman of Policy of the Texas Conference of Urban Counties.
As Vice-Chairman of Policy, Judge Sebesta will preside over the Policy Committee of the Texas Conference of Urban Counties. The Policy Committee is charged with developing and adopting positions of the association on matters before the Texas Legislature. Judge Sebesta will also serve on the Urban Counties Board of Directors, which is responsible for directing the business of the association.
The Texas Conference of Urban Counties was formed in 1975 by the six largest counties in Texas (Harris, Dallas, Bexar, Tarrant, El Paso, and Travis counties). Over time, other urban and urbanizing counties have recognized the benefit of working together. Today there are 37 member counties, representing almost 80% of the population of Texas.
The central focus of the Urban Counties is to improve the ability of county government to provide essential and necessary services at the lowest cost possible. To this end, the Urban Counties serves as an advocate on county government issues and develops cooperative programs that generate savings by combining the purchasing power and market influence of multiple counties. The Urban Counties also provides educational opportunities that are tailored to the needs of urban county judges and commissioners.