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In The News

Jack Griesenbeck Award solicits nominations

CAPCOG is seeking its 14th honoree to receive the annual Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award. Nominations will be accepted from CAPCOG General Assembly Representatives until Oct. 7. The recipient of the award will be announced at the Dec. 9 CAPCOG General assembly meeting.

Central Texas likely to remain designated in ozone “attainment”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new ozone standard of 70 parts per billion (ppb) may not have a significant impact on Central Texas since the region’s air pollution levels will likely remain low enough to avoid a “nonattainment” designation.

CAPCOG Disaster Debris Plan earns award

CAPCOG’s Disaster Debris Plan, which can be used by municipalities and counties, offers guidance via a template for a coordinated, quick, and succinct response to large scale, debris generating events by establishing a common and standardized approach to handling debris. The recently completed plan has earned national recognition for its contribution in strengthening economic resiliency in communities affected by disaster.

Homeland Security Director to retire

Ed Schaefer, the Capital Area Council of Governments Homeland Security Division director, will retire Sept. 30 after 25 years of his career dedicated to emergency management and disaster preparedness.

Nonattainment designation for new ozone standard could cost Central Texas

The Capital Area Council of Governments released a report that estimated that a “nonattainment” designation for the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could cost Central Texas $24-$42 billion over the next 30 years.

Striking a Balance 2015 shares caregiver resources

Striking a Balance 2015, a caregivers conference will place national and local resources in front of family caregivers who have dedicated a portion of their life caring for their loved ones.

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Upcoming Events


Law Enforcement Training: Basic Instructor Course

The Basic Instructor Course provides professional skill development for Peace Officers desiring the TCOLE Instructor Certificate.


CAPCOG Executive Committee meeting

The Capital Area Council of Governments' Executive Committee, which convenes the second Wednesday of each month, will meet to review or approve selected agency business.


Law Enforcement Training: State & Federal Law Updates

This class instructs law enforcement officers in the changes and updates to the law as occurred during the 84th Legislative Session of the Texas Congress. This class is mandatory for peace officers.


Meeting: Central Texas Clean Air Coalition

Hear about ongoing strategies to reduce ozone pollution in the Austin metropolitan statistical area.


Meeting: GIS Planning Council

The Capital Area Council of Governments Geographic Information Systems Planning Council meets quarterly to discuss and promote the use of GIS throughout the region. 


Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

Hear about issues affecting older adults in the 10-county capital area during this quarterly meeting at CAPCOG's Austin offices.

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