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In The News

Department of Aging and Disability Service holds strategic planning hearings

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services is seeking public input on a three-year strategic plan for aging and disability resource centers and their role within the no-wrong-door approach for seeking long-term care services and supports.

TCEQ looks for solid waste advisory council members

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality seeks nominations for nine people, five of which must be elected officials, to serve on the Municipal Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Advisory Council.

CAPCOG releases disaster debris planning resources

Debris generated from disasters can affect the public health, safety and welfare of a community, and the risk increases if large areas of debris are left unattended. The Capital Area Council of Governments recently completed an effort to help counties and municipalities alleviate and dispose of disaster debris in a timely and effective manner.

Advocates needed for seniors and the disabled in long-term care facilities

More than 230 nursing and assisted living facilities care for older Americans in the 10-county region, and the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area Council of Governments needs dedicated volunteers to be advocates for seniors living in those facilities and to serve in its ombudsman program.

CAPCOG seeks EDA grant for Memorial Day disaster relief

The Capital Area Council of Governments is pursuing grant financing that will allow the COG to provide technical assistance in the areas of economic development and recovery, infrastructure planning, and damage assessment to local jurisdictions affected by the Memorial Day weekend floods.

New RNS training underway

CAPCOG worked with CodeRED, the region’s new Regional Notification System (RNS) provider, in June to transfer data and functionality to the new application. As the transition approached, CAPCOG also coordinated 21 web-based training sessions preparing about 150 personnel from various jurisdictions to use the new RNS. 

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Upcoming Events

Aug
4

Law Enforcement Training: Intermediate Arrest, Search and Seizure

Learn more about making arrests, conducting searches and seizing property during this 16 hour course offered by the Regional Law Enforcement Academy.

Aug
5

Two Day Training Course: Intermediate Environmental Law

Learn from certified instructors in various Texas agencies about the growing problem of illegal dumping and other environmental crimes.

Aug
6

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

The Capital Area Council of Governments Homeland Security Task Force, which meets the first Thursday of every month, will meet to discuss regional Homeland Security initiatives.

Aug
12

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

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.

Aug
12

Meeting: Central Texas Clean Air Coalition

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

Aug
13

Meeting: Solid Waste Advisory Committee

Get updates on regional solid waste issues at this meeting, open to the public. The Solid Waste Advisory Committee, formed in 1993, helps coordinate and guide implementation of the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan.

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