CAPCOG advisory committees meet regularly in the interest of providing advice and recommendations to the Executive Committee on CAPCOG’s various programs; some of the committees are required by state or federal funding agencies and some have been created by CAPCOG to provide venues for participation and input.
9-1-1 Task Force
The 9-1-1 Task Force was formed in 1988 to make recommendations to the CAPCOG Executive Committee and staff regarding equipment and protocol at Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), and assist staff in the development of the 9-1-1 strategic plan.
Committee liaison: Gregg Obuch
Aging Advisory Council (AAC)
The Aging Advisory Council (AAC) was formed in 1974 to provide a forum for planning and feedback on aging related issues and problems and to provide review and comment on applications for funding to the CAPCOG Executive Committee. This committee is required by the Older Americans Act.
Committee liaison: Jennifer Scott
Capital Area Economic Development District Inc. (CAEDD)
The Capital Area Economic Development District, Inc. was formed in 1989 to develop and maintain a current regional overall economic development plan (OEDP) for the region, as designated by the Economic Development Administration, under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 and to identify regional community economic development goals and strategies.
Committee liaison: Betty Voights
Capital Area Regional Transit Coordination Committee (RTCC)
The Capital Area Regional Transit Coordination Committee was formed as a result of House Bill 3588, passed in the 2003 Legislative Session, specifically Article 13 of that bill requiring statewide coordination of public transportation services between rural, suburban, and metro areas. This committee was not appointed by the CAPCOG Executive Committee.
Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CARTPO)
The Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CARTPO) was created to work with officials in non-metropolitan areas when making transportation planning and programming decisions. It functions as a central clearinghouse for regional transportation planning. CARTPO is not appointed by the CAPCOG Executive Committee.
Committee liaison: Mark Sweeney
Clean Air Coalition Advisory Committee (CACAC)
The Clean Air Coalition (CAC) Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the CAC and formerly the Early Action Compact (EAC) Task Force, is a workgroup made up of staff from the participating CAC jurisdictions, and serves as a technical and policy advisory committee for CAC members.
Committee liaison: Bill Gill
Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC)
The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) was formed in 1982 to promote, foster and coordinate criminal justice planning and to review and prioritize applications for criminal justice funds by local entities. This committee is required by the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division (CJD).
Committee liaison: Cindy Hood
Geographic Information Systems Planning Council (GISPC)
The Geographic Information Systems Planning Council (GISPC) was formed in 1997 to serve as a coordinating and technical support body for CAPCOG members and administration on projects with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related applications.
Committee liaison: Eddie O'Connor
Homeland Security Task Force (HSTF)
The Homeland Security Task Force (HSTF) was formed in 2002 to assist the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) in the development, implementation, review and update of a comprehensive plan to serve the needs of the region in the event of terrorist activities, and to evaluate and make recommendations on grant applications.
Committee liaison: Ed Schaefer
Law Enforcement Education Committee (LEEC)
The Law Enforcement Education Committee (LEEC) was formed in 1977 to update and revise policies, set standards for the Basic Peace Officer Course entrance requirements, and set standards for specialized and mandated in-service training. This committee is required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Committee liaison: Mary Ramirez
Regional Review Committee (RRC)
The Regional Review Committee was formed in 1983 as a voluntary, unincorporated association by the Governor of Texas. The Committee's primary purpose is to assist the Governor, in conjunction with the Office of Rural Community Affairs, in reviewing funding applications submitted in State Planning Region 12 under the Texas Community Development Program.
Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)
The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) was formed in 1993 to help coordinate and guide the implementation of the regional solid waste management plan and to score and prioritize applications for grant funds. This committee is required by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC).
Committee Liaison: Ken May
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