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In The News

Text to 9-1-1 enters testing: get familiar with texting 9-1-1

Text to 9-1-1 is one step closer to being implemented in the Capital Area as testing for the service’s delivery and receiving networks begins in September. After testing is completed and the system is switched on, residents will be able to send a text message for emergency assistance if they are unable to speak on the phone. CAPCOG anticipates the service will be available by January 2017.

Upgrade enhances virtual EOC

WebEOC is a virtual, real-time incident management software that allows for data flow and multijurisdictional communications. It helps jurisdictions organize and assign tasks to team members during disasters and alerts other jurisdictions of neighboring and regional incidents. CAPCOG’s new upgrades will ensure increased accessibility, better user interface, and a more resilient cloud-based infrastructure that will enhance the tool’s capabilities and strengthen local emergency management coordinators (EMCs) organizational control of disaster incidents as they occur and after they happen.

Availability of diabetes self-management course expands

A new partnership will aid the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) in providing the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program to more underserved populations. The new funding opportunity increases AAACAP’s, a division of CAPCOG, capacity to conduct these evidence-based classes throughout the region. To expand the program, AAACAP is seeking communities to host the peer-group program.

Nominations open for Executive Committee, Regionalism award

County and city elected officials interested in serving on the 2017 CAPCOG Executive Committee should submit their nominations before Sept. 30  by using the forms they will receive in the mail after Sept. 9. The 29-member committee serves as CAPCOG’s governing body providing direction to staff on program implementation, budgets, contracts and general policies and procedures. It also serves as the Capital Area Emergency Communications District’s board of managers.

CAPCOG’s Basic Peace Officer Course graduates 14

Led by instructors from Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, 14 cadets trained nights and weekends to earn their peace officer certification and graduate from a seven-month, CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy (RLEA) course on Aug. 19. Several graduating officers were hired by the Travis County Constable’s Precinct 2 office; Williamson County and Llano County sheriff’s offices; and Lago Vista, Austin Community College, and Bertram police departments.

CAPCOG to present Annual State of the Region

Perception versus reality will be this year’s theme for the State of the Region report to be presented by Chris Schreck, Planning & Economic Development Director, at the General Assembly meeting September 14, 2016. What we think is happening and what gets reported is not always the whole picture when it comes to issues related to traffic, population growth, and the economy.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
28

AACOG to host Inaugural Governor’s Business Forum for Women

The Alamo Area Council of Governments and the Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott will host the Inaugural Governor’s Business Forum for Women.

Sep
29

RTCC Stakeholder Open House

The Capital Area Regional Transportation Coordination Committee is conducting a study to determine local, regional, human service and public transportation needs and service gaps.

Oct
4

Meeting: Criminal Justice Stakeholders

CAPCOG and the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) are preparing for the next cycle of funding administered by the Criminal Justice Division of the Office of the Governor. They are seeking input to update CAPCOG’s Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan. 

Oct
5

Meeting: Criminal Justice Stakeholers

CAPCOG and the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) are preparing for the next cycle of funding administered by the Criminal Justice Division of the Office of the Governor. They are seeking input to update CAPCOG’s Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan. 

Oct
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.

Oct
12

Board of Managers Meeting: Capital Area Emergency Communications District

Hear updates on the Capital Area Emergency Communications District, which oversees 9-1-1 services to local governments in the 10-county Texas State Planning Region 12.

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