“The commissioners … instructed me to meet with the judges to obtain additional information,” Huddleson said. “This specific conference is an annual event that is held in different locations each year.”
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The AJA annual conference is set to happen Sept. 23-28 and it’s being held this year at the Marriott Resort on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. A special rate of $219 a night is being offered for judges staying at the resort, according to the AJA.
There is a conference registration fee of $525 ($495 if registered by July 1), and an additional fee of $175-$200 is assessed for guests and spouses attending the conference, according to the AJA.
According to April 19 expenditure requests from the judges, Wolaver asked for $6,945 and Hurley requested nearly half that amount, $3,343, to attend the same event, according to county records.
Both judges requested the early-bird registration fee of $495 to be paid for in advance, according to county records.
Wolaver requested reimbursement to cover $3,000 for lodging; $2,000 for transportation; $1,200 for meals; and $250 for miscellaneous expenses, according to county records.
Hurley requested advanced payment of $1,738 for lodging and $750 for transportation; he requested reimbursement of $300 for meals and $60 for miscellaneous expenses, according to county records.