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Uniform Chart of Accounts for Texas Counties

October 2002

Acknowledgements

This Uniform Chart of Accounts for Texas Counties represents the efforts of many individuals who contributed their time and expertise. The effort, of course, could not have been possible without the endorsement of the members of the Texas Legislature who created the FDAC and provided the committee with the authority to address this important issue. State Representatives Tom Ramsay and Jaime Capelo authored H.B. 2869, which created the FDAC, and State Senator Frank Madla was the Senate sponsor of the measure. The bill received approval without a dissenting vote.

Members of the FDAC, of course, gave unselfishly of their time, making numerous trips to Austin to meet, deliberate and develop the Uniform Chart of Accounts. Susan Spataro, Travis County Auditor served as presiding officer. Other committee members who contributed to the effort included James Allison, general counsel, County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas; Alfonso Casso, manager, Local Government Assistance Section of the Comptroller’s office; Kathy Hynson, Fort Bend County treasurer; Toni Jones, Yoakum County treasurer; Donald Lee, executive director of the Texas Conference of Urban Counties; Andy Meyers, Fort Bend County commissioner; Sal Pendas, Angelina County assistant auditor; Stan Reid, director of the County Information Project, Texas Association of Counties; Debbie Schneider, Tarrant County budget officer; Tommy J. Tompkins, Harris County auditor; and Skipper Wheeless, Runnels County commissioner.

Others who worked diligently on this project included staff with the Comptroller’s office, the Texas Association of Counties, the Conference of Urban Counties and the Travis County Auditor’s office. The Comptroller’s Local Government Assistance (LGA) Team, headed by Alfredo E. Cardenas, provided much support. Other members of LGA who helped in this project include Justine Martone, Michael Lewis, Lori Moya and David Vela. Rex Wiginton represented the Texas Association of Counties on the staff, as did Michael Vasquez for the Conference of Urban Counties. Karen Havenhill with the Travis County Auditor’s office also contributed significantly to the development of the Uniform Chart of Accounts.

Finally, special thanks goes out to the Editorial, Graphics and Quick Copy sections of the Comptroller’s office for their contributions in the production of this report.



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