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6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

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Capital Area Emergency Communications District (CAECD)

The Capital Area Emergency Communications District (CAECD), established in 2013 by state legislation and subsequent resolutions by Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis and Williamson counties and the City of Austin, oversees 9-1-1 services to local governments in State Planning Region 12.

The legislation, introduced by Texas state Sen. Kirk Watson and Rep. Paul Workman in collaboration with CAPCOG, paved the way for the nation’s first COG-managed emergency communications district. It also released CAPCOG from state oversight of COG 9-1-1 programs, ensuring all applicable 9-1-1 fees collected through phone providers will be available to fund emergency communications.

Membership and Bylaws

The Capital Area Council of Governments Executive Committee, the agency's governing body, serves as the district's Board of Managers charged with determining funding sources, setting governing policy, appointing a technical advisory committee, adopting a budget and staffing the district.

> Learn who is on the CAPCOG Executive Committee.

CAPCOG Executive Director Betty Voights is the emergency communications district's director, managing the board's operations. 

The CAECD's membership, purpose and core responsibilities are outlined in the district's bylaws.

> Download the bylaws.


The CAECD Board of Managers meets at least quarterly and may call additional sessions during the year.

Next meeting

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (or upon the CAPCOG Executive Committee adjournment)
This meeting will start with a public hearing regarding the 9-1-1 service fee.
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, TX 78744

> Get present and past agendas and minutes
> Discover CAPCOG's Emergency Communications Division.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, CAPCOG will provide for reasonable accommodations at its public meetings upon request. Requests from persons needing special accommodations should be received by CAPCOG staff 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Please call 512-916-6018 or email for assistance.

CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee 

The CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee, which will normally meet on the fourth Wednesday during the first month of each quarter, assists in planning and reviewing policies and infrastructure for operating emergency communications.

Membership on the 15-member committee board is largely determined by population and established by CAECD board appointment. The committee also includes a liaison.

> Read the CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee bylaws.
> Get the committee membership roster.

Next CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee meeting

1:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2019
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744


> Contact Gregg Obuch, CAPCOG emergency communications director.