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CAPCOG committees serve vital role

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Seven advisory committees are integral to the program work performed by CAPCOG; their roles vary but ultimately the goal is to make recommendations on regional issues to CAPCOG’s Executive Committee. The committees’ work may include strategic planning, planning specific to a program’s work plan and funding goals, or making recommendations specific to state and federal funding. Some perform technical analysis and planning to assist CAPCOG staff with program implementation.

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) assists with the development and implementation of the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan. It also contributes to establishing procedures for reviewing solid waste projects and evaluates the projects, such as landfills, as they are proposed throughout the region. The committee also preliminarily scores projects for CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant funding every biennium.

> Read more about the SWAC.

The CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee’s primary role is to conduct short- and long-term planning for the delivery of emergency communications throughout the region. It also forms ad hoc technical committees to focus on specific issues including Text-to-911, regional radio communications interoperability solutions, and back-up network systems for 9-1-1 delivery.

> Read more about the CAECD Strategic Adivsory Committee.

The Homeland Security Task Force works to develop plans to address the use of tools and training needed to respond to man-made or natural disasters. It also makes recommendations for the State Homeland Security Program grants. The Task Force has subcommittees who develop plans on technical response, regional preparedness, communications, and public health and medical issues.

> Read more about the Homeland Security Task Force.

The Aging Advisory Council (AAC) serves as a forum for planning and providing feedback on aging related issues to drive some of the initiatives for the region. It also provides input on the use of funding for services and assists in the review of the Area Agency on Aging Area Plan.

> Read mroe about the AAC.

The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee contributes to developing the annual funding priorities and regional strategic planning documents for criminal justice grants. It also scores and ranks grant funding applications.

> Read more about the CJAC.

The GIS Planning Council (GISPC) helps coordinate the mutual development, implementation, sharing and maintenance of geospatial data and Geographic Information Systems applications among CAPCOG members. It has created ad hoc committees to address the uses of GIS by government practitioners and to deploy more useful mapping tools for emergency responders.

> Read more about the GISPC.

The Law Enforcement Education Committee (LEEC) identifies training issues and helps establish standards followed by the Regional Law Enforcement Academy for Basic Peace Officer Courses and other specialized and mandated in-service training for law enforcement officers.

> Read more about the LEEC.
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