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In The News

August, September temps could bring air pollution risk

Average temperatures in the Austin area are higher than they have been in the last 17 years according to data collected by the National Weather Service, and higher temperatures can also bring higher levels of ozone air pollution.

Striking a Balance lets caregivers take home experiences

CAPCOG’s Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area and AGE of Central Texas bring together family caregivers from around the region to learn how to better care for themselves and loved ones during the Striking a Balance Conference. The 16th annual conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at DoubleTree by Hilton Austin; with an anticipated attendance of 200 caregivers, the attendees will be their own greatest resources.

CAPCOG seeks nominations for 2017 Air Central Texas Awards

CAPCOG is soliciting nominations for the 2017 Air Central Texas Awards that recognize activities by organizations and individuals that have made significant contributions to regional air quality and promote future action on the part of the community to support the goals of the region’s ongoing air quality planning efforts.

Advocacy Day to strengthen ADRC partnerships, network

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area will host its first Advocacy Day and Resource Fair, an educational workshop for its steering committee members and community partners to explore using advocacy as a tool to increase the ADRC network’s capacity. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Aug. 17 at the JJ Pickle Research Center’s Commons Learning Center.

Homeland Security Strategic Framework guides future planning

A newly established Homeland Security Strategic Planning Framework defines the capacity and resiliency to support emergency preparedness, efficient disaster response, recovery, and long-term economic sustainability of the communities in CAPCOG’s ten-county region. Adopted by the CAPCOG Executive Committee in June, the framework guides future regional homeland security planning to address current and new challenges.

Texas General Land Office releases 2015 flood funds

The Texas General Land Office is administering $25.6 million in recovery funds for home and infrastructure projects that were affected by the 2015 floods. The funds also will allow communities to implement mitigation efforts for future disasters.

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Upcoming Events

Aug
23

Warn Central Texas/National Preparedness Month Press Conference

As part of National Preparedness Month, September, CAPCOG and its community partners are launching their first-ever regional public education and preparedness campaign. To kick-off the campaign, they are hosting a regional press conference. Please join us in this effort and at the press conference to show solidarity as a region, or feel free to send at least one representative from your jurisdiction.

Aug
24

Solid Waste Training: Commercial Food Waste Collection & Diversion

CAPCOG will host a training workshop for solid waste managers and others to learn about food waste and opportunities for diverting it from landfills.

Aug
26

Striking a Balance Caregiver Conference: 16th Annual Conference

The Striking a Balance Caregiver Conference will bring together local resources and national speakers to aid and educate family caregivers about their own caregiving situations. This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Jane Meier Hamilton, the CEO and Founder of Partners on the Path, LLC, which provides caregiver support programs to businesses that employ caregivers and nonprofits that support caregivers.

Sep
7

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.

Sep
13

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

The Executive Committee, CAPCOG's governing body, meets the second Wednesday of each month to conduct agency business.

Sep
13

Meeting: CAPCOG General Assembly

CAPCOG will host its General Assembly meeting Sept. 13, 2017 to consider the 2018 budget.

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