The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) is set to host a series of educational webinars aimed at keeping campground and RV park owners in the loop on legislative changes and pool operation certifications. The announcement was made in a recent press release sent by TACO, outlining the association’s commitment to continuous education for its members.
The first webinar, focusing on legislative updates, will feature TACO lobbyist Ron Hinkle and TACO CEO Brian Schaeffer. Scheduled for 10 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, September 13, the session aims to provide members with crucial updates on state legislation affecting the campground industry.
The second webinar is a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) class led by Terry Munoz. The class is scheduled for October 17-18, starting at 9 a.m. Central Time each day. This training is essential for campground owners who offer swimming facilities and want to ensure they are up to code.
We’re supplementing the education we provide in our Spring Meeting and Trade Show with online seminars throughout the year, and we find this approach to be quite popular and effective for our members,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s CEO.
The Rise of Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy
The most recent TACO webinar took place on August 1, featuring Will DeRuve of Livingston Energy Group. DeRuve highlighted the growing trend of electric vehicles (EVs) in Texas, noting a 64% increase in EV registrations since 2022. He also discussed financial incentives for installing EV charging stations at private parks, which can generate additional revenue and attract a broader customer base.
Texas in 2022 was also a leader in solar power installations, surpassing California, DeRuve said, adding that wind and solar power support 35% of the Texas power gri
According to the TACO website, the association promotes and protects the camping industry in Texas. It offers a range of member benefits, including legal assistance, marketing programs, and educational opportunities. Formed in 1972, TACO has grown to represent over 400 private parks in Texas and holds a significant legislative presence in Austin.
TACO members can sign up for the upcoming webinars at TACO’s official website.