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General Assembly

The CAPCOG General Assembly is composed of the official representatives of all member organizations which include cities and counties as well as school districts, chambers of commerce, non-profit agencies, and any other organization that has an interest in COG programs and regionalism. The population of the cities and counties determine how many General Assembly representatives and at-large seats they may fill. The General Assembly meets at least twice per year and is responsible for approving the CAPCOG annual budget, amendments to the CAPCOG bylaws as well as to approve/appoint members to CAPCOG’s Executive Committee. The General Assembly also elects a Nominating Committee in late summer that is charged with soliciting and recommending membership on the Executive Committee at the December Annual Meeting of the General Assembly.

> Read the CAPCOG bylaws, which govern the duties of General Assembly.

Next Meeting

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 (or after adjournment of the CAPCOG Executive Committee)
Wyndham Garden Austin
3401 S IH 35 Frontage Road
Austin, TX 78741

> Read the agenda.
> RSVP to attend the meeting.
General Assembly and Committee Members please RSVP using your coupon code.

General Assembly Responsibilities

(1) to establish the overall policies and specific objectives of the Council;
(2) to adopt an annual budget for the Council;
(3) to create, appoint members to, fill vacancies in, and specify the duties of permanent committees of the General Assembly;
(4) to review, on its own motion or at the request of the Executive Committee or any permanent committee of the General Assembly, any action of the Executive Committee or permanent committee.

General Assembly Membership

To be eligible for membership in the Capital Area Council of Governments, a local government or other organization or individual must be located, in whole or part, in State Planning Region 12 which is comprised of the following counties:  Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson.

Full Membership (voting): State Planning Region 12 counties and municipalities.

Associate Membership (voting): Independent and common school districts; water, drainage, conservation and sewer, hospital and other special-purpose governmental districts; other local, state, and federal governmental units or agencies; publicly and privately owned public utilities; and nonprofit organizations specifically concerned with health, welfare, economic, or civic development, if these organizations’ membership is approved by the CAPCOG Executive Committee.

Sustaining Membership (nonvoting): An individual or organization with a positive interest in the welfare of State Planning Region 12.

> Get the General Assembly membership roster.

Selection of Representatives

Full and Associate Members select their representatives to serve on the CAPCOG General Assembly. The number of General Assembly representatives that serves each Full Member is based on the member’s population. In accordance with CAPCOG’s bylaws, at least two-thirds of the General Assembly representatives must be elected officials. Associate members only can have one representative.

CAPCOG asks its members to complete a General Assembly Representative Appointment Form when replacing or selecting new representatives to the CAPCOG General Assembly.

> Download the General Assembly Representative Appointment Form.
> Once completed email the form to Michelle Mooney.
> Read the CAPCOG Bylaws for more information about representation on the General Assembly.

Executive Committee Nominations

CAPCOG’s Nominating Committee is soliciting members who are interested in serving on the 2018 Executive Committee. Eligible candidates are city and county elected officials who represent their jurisdiction on the CAPCOG General Assembly. Any elected official interested in serving on the Executive Committee should complete the nomination form and submit it by Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. The nomination is made by the interested elected official, not by their jurisdiction’s governing body.

> Download the nomination form.
> Submit forms to Michelle Mooney.

A jurisdiction’s 2018 membership dues must be paid by Dec. 1, 2017 for an official to be elected to the Executive Committee for the upcoming year.

Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award

Named after Bastrop County Judge Jack Griesenbeck, CAPCOG’s first chair, the regionalism award honors someone who consistently advocates a regional and multijurisdictional approach through their work with local governments, nonprofits, and other organizations. Nominees can include volunteers, community leaders or elected officials whose work has stretched beyond county lines to further regional efforts.

> Download the Regionalism Award nomination form.
> Submit the form to Mason Canales by 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13.


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