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CAPCOG honors Workman for regional efforts

Monday, January 23, 2017

Texas State Representative Paul Workman received CAPCOG’s 15th Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award honoring his commitment to working regionally on key issues.

Workman, whose district serves a portion of Travis County, was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2011, and he was among the first state representatives to join CAPCOG’s Executive Committee in 2012 as a nonvoting member. Workman has been an ally for the region during legislative sessions but he took the lead during the 2013 Legislative Session to introduce a bill that made CAPCOG the first COG to also be an emergency communications district.  The legislation, on which Senator Kirk Watson partnered with the companion bill that ultimately became law, released CAPCOG from state oversight of the region’s 9-1-1 program, ensuring all applicable 9-1-1 fees are available to fund emergency communications as directed by local officials.

Workman still serves on CAPCOG’s Executive Committee.

The regionalism award is named after former Bastrop County Judge Jack Griesenbeck, CAPCOG’s first chairman, and recognizes a person who consistently advocates a regional and multijurisdictional approach through their work with local governments, nonprofits and other organizations.

Texas State Representative Paul Workman accepts the  Jack Griesenbeck award from Williams County Commissioner and 2016 CAPCOG Executive Committee Chair Cynthia Long.

Texas State Representative Paul Workman accepts the  Jack Griesenbeck award from Williams County Commissioner and 2016 CAPCOG Executive Committee Chair Cynthia Long.

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