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Upcoming Events

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, June 1, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Council of Governments Homeland Security Task Force, which meets the first Thursday of every month, will meet to discuss regional Homeland Security initiatives. The Homeland Security Task Force is a 27 member board that facilitates regional homeland security activities among local jurisdictions to include planning, training, funding and mutual aid partnerships.

> Read the agenda.
> Read more about the Homeland Security Task Force.
> Contact Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security Director.

Meeting: Criminal Justice Advisory Committee

9-11 a.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the Office of the Govenor Criminal Justice Division grant programs.

> Read the agenda.
> Contact Matt Holderread, criminal justice program specialist.

Meeting: Law Enforcement Education Committee

1 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX  78744

The Law Enforcement Education Committee meets quarterly to provide advice on policies and standards for Basic Peace Officer Course entrance requirements and specialized or mandated in-service training.

> Learn more about the LEEC.
> For questions, contact Mary Ramirez.

Elected Official Training: Newly Elected Officials

9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, June 8, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

> REGISTER NOW!

CAPCOG will host municipal legal experts for a four-and-a-half-hour workshop on being a local representative and best practices elected officials should follow while conducting city and township business. The workshop is geared towards newly elected officials, but it also can serve as a refresher and provide a new perspective for tenured city council members and aldermen.

Topics to be covered during the workshop include:

  • Types of governments and how they work
  • Open meetings and public information basics
  • Agendas, legislative finds, ordinances, and resolutions
  • Ethical issues and traps for the unwary

The Texas Attorney General’s Office approved this workshop’s Texas Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act presentations, so they meet the state's requirements for training on the acts.. Workshop attendees may also qualify for credit hours towards their Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI) education.

> Sign up for the workshop.
> Read the workshop agenda.
> Read about the TMLI.

Elected officials who represent CAPCOG members should register using their coupon code to attend the workshop for free.

Contact Mason W. Canales if you need a coupon code to discount the cost of the workshop.

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m., Wednesday, June 14, 2017
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Council of Governments' Executive Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month to conduct agency business. The 28-member committee, which largely comprises of city and county elected officials, provides direction to CAPCOG staff on program implementation, budgets, contracts and general policies and procedures for managing the agency.

> Read past and present CAPCOG Executive Committee meeting agendas.
> Explore CAPCOG's Executive Committee.

Board of Managers Meeting: Capital Area Emergency Communications District

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (or upon adjournment of the CAPCOG Executive Committee)
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Hear updates on the Capital Area Emergency Communications District, which oversees 9-1-1 services to local governments in the 10-county Texas State Planning Region 12.

> Get present and past agendas and minutes for the CAECD Board of Managers meetings. 
> Learn more about the district.
> Explore CAPCOG's Executive Committee.
> Discover CAPCOG's Emergency Communications Division.

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m., Wednesday, July, 12, 2017
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Council of Governments' Executive Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month to conduct agency business. The 28-member committee, largely comprises of city and county elected officials, provides direction to CAPCOG staff on program implementation, budgets, contracts and general policies and procedures for managing the agency.

> Explore CAPCOG's Executive Committee.
> Get the Executive Committee's upcoming agenda, past agendas and the minutes.
 

Board of Managers Meeting: Capital Area Emergency Communications District

10:30 a.m.-Noon, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (or upon adjournment of CAPCOG's Executive Committee meeting)
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Hear updates on the Capital Area Emergency Communications District, which oversees 9-1-1 services to local governments in the 10-county Texas State Planning Region 12.

> Get the present and past agendas and minutes for the CAECD Board of Managers meetings. 
> Learn more about the district.
> Discover CAPCOG's Emergency Communications Division.

Meeting: CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee

1:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 26, 2017
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Emergency Communications District Strategic Advisory Committee will meet to assist in planning and reviewing policies and infrastructure for operating emergency communications.

> Discover more information about the Capital Area Emergency Communications District.

Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Hear about issues affecting older adults in the 10-county capital area during this quarterly meeting, which also will include the annual election of officers. CAPCOG's Aging Advisory Council, a voluntary association, assists the Area Agency on Aging in developing, implementing, reviewing and updating an area plan to serve the region's elderly community members.

> Contact Michelle Davis, Area Agency on Aging administrative assistant.
> Learn more about the Aging Advisory Council.

Meeting: Central Texas Clean Air Coalition

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 (Or upon adjournment of the CAPCOG Executive Committee meeting)
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Hear about ongoing strategies to reduce ozone pollution in the Austin metropolitan statistical area. The Central Texas Clean Air Coalition is comprised of elected officials from the five-county Austin-Round Rock MSA — Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.

> Contact Andrew Hoekzema, Regional Services Division director.
> Learn more about the coalition.

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Council of Governments' Executive Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month to conduct agency business. The 28-member committee, which largely comprises of city and county elected officials, provides direction to CAPCOG staff on program implementation, budgets, contracts and general policies and procedures for managing the agency.

> Get the Executive Committee's upcoming agenda, past agendas and the minutes.
> Learn more about CAPCOG's Executive Committee.

Meeting: Capital Area Economic Development District

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

The Capital Area Economic Development District, a nonprofit corporation funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, establishes regional economic development priorities in the capital area. Members are drawn from local governments, economic and workforce development organizations, educational institutions, labor interests and the private sector.

> Contact Chris Schreck, CAPCOG Planning and Economic Development director.
> Discover the CAEDD.
> Learn more about CAPCOG's Economic Development Program

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
Location To Be Determined

The Capital Area Council of Governments' Executive Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month to conduct agency business. The 28-member committee, which largely comprises of city and county elected officials, provides direction to CAPCOG staff on program implementation, budgets, contracts and general policies and procedures for managing the agency.

> Download past and present CAPCOG Executive Committee agendas and minutes.
> Explore CAPCOG's Executive Committee.

Meeting: CAPCOG General Assembly

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
Location to be determined

The Capital Area Council of Governments will host its Sept. 14 General Assembly annual membership meeting and luncheon at the Omni Austin Hotel Southpark. The General Assembly will consider the 2017 budget.

> Read about the General Assembly.

Meeting: Law Enforcement Education Committee

1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX  78744

The Law Enforcement Education Committee meets quarterly to provide advice on policies and standards for Basic Peace Officer Course entrance requirements and specialized or mandated in-service training.

> Learn more about the LEEC.
> For questions, contact Mary Ramirez.

Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Hear about issues affecting older adults in the 10-county capital area during this quarterly meeting, which also will include committee updates and staff reports. CAPCOG's Aging Advisory Council, a voluntary association, assists the Area Agency on Aging in developing, implementing, reviewing and updating an area plan to serve the region's elderly community members.

> Contact Michelle Davis, Area Agency on Aging administrative assistant.
> Explore the Aging Advisory Council.

Meeting: Central Texas Clean Air Coalition

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 (Or upon adjournment of the CAPCOG Executive Committee meeting)
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Hear about ongoing strategies to reduce ozone pollution in the Austin metropolitan statistical area. The Central Texas Clean Air Coalition is comprised of elected officials from the five-county Austin-Round Rock MSA — Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.

> Contact Andrew Hoekzema, Regional Services Division director.
> Learn more about the coalition.

Meeting: Capital Area Economic Development District

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Economic Development District, a nonprofit corporation funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, establishes regional economic development priorities in the capital area. Members are drawn from local governments, economic and workforce development organizations, educational institutions, labor interests and the private sector.

> Contact Chris Schreck, CAPCOG Planning and Economic Development director.
> Discover the CAEDD.
> Learn more about CAPCOG's Community & Economic Development Division.

Annual Meeting and Luncheon: CAPCOG General Assembly

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Location to be determined

General Assembly Representatives and CAPCOG Advisory Committee members are welcome to attend the CAPCOG December General Assembly Meeting.

During the meeting, General Assembly Representatives also will elect the 2018 Executive Committee, and CAPCOG will announce the recipients of the Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award and the CAPCOG Volunteer Service Award.

> Explore CAPCOG's General Assembly.