The Rio Grande Valley – Texas Association of
Assessing Officers (RGV – TAAO) has selected McAllen as the host city for its
51st Annual Tip-o-Tex Conference. The three-day conference is scheduled for
February 21st – 23rd 2019, and will take place at McAllen’s DoubleTree hotel.
“I am honored to be a part of this
organization that provides education to all our personnel in Property Tax,
Appraisal, and Delinquent Attorneys, that provide Customer Service to all our
Residents in Hidalgo County,” said Immediate State Past President Pablo (Paul)
Villarreal Jr., Hidalgo County Tax Assessor Collector.
TAAO is a non-profit association which has
provided property tax education and networking opportunities for tax
professionals throughout Texas for over 75 years. Its upcoming conference in
McAllen is expected to be attended by approximately 150 local and site-wide
members, generating an estimated $78,750 for local businesses.
“I am excited to be hosting this year’s 51st
RGV-TAAO Tip -o- Tex Conference in the great city of McAllen,” said Kristi
Torres, President of the Rio Grande Valley-TAAO Chapter. “Our chapter is a non-profit
organization that unites the state’s leading ad valorem tax professionals to
serve the needs of all property owners. Our members are greeted by tax
professionals across the State of Texas in various tax fields who come and
educate our members in their tax professions about any new laws the state has
passed in regards to property tax. Every year it has grown great numbers of
members in attendance and the events have always been a great success. I’m
really looking forward to seeing the members from the other counties and
meeting new members who have joined our organization. I welcome and invite all
of you come and see what our organization is all about. Look forward to seeing
“Our goal is to help organizations have
successful events by making sure McAllen is a good choice financially, and by
creating a memorable experience,” added Lisa Ramirez, Sales Manager for the
McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We are
thrilled RGV – TAAO decided to bring this legendary event back to McAllen.”
If you are a member of an association or
organization and would like to host your event for 10 or 30,010 in McAllen,
contact the McAllen Convention & Visitors Bureau at (956) 682-2871 to find
out if your group qualifies for incentives.
Group photo (left to right): Rudy Ivan Cantu, Hidalgo County Trustee (RGV-TAAO), Bianka Vasquez, RGV-TAAO Historian, Claudia Guardiola, RGV-TAAO Secretary, Kristi Torres, RGV-TAAO President, Pilar Alvarez, RGV-TAAO Vice President, and Marta Barrera, RGV-TAAO Treasurer.