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Upcoming Events

Meeting: GIS Planning Council

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

The Capital Area Council of Governments Geographic Information Systems Planning Council meets quarterly to discuss and promote the use of GIS throughout the region.

> Read the agenda.
> Contact Craig Eissler, CAPCOG GIS program manager.

Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday, May 1, 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.

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

Meeting: CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee

1:30-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, May, 2, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Conference 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: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, May 4, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Meeting Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 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 more about the Homeland Security Task Force.
> Contact Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security Director.

Workshop: Austin-Travis County Wildlife Professionals

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2017
Canyon View Event Center
4800 Spicewood Springs Road
Austin, TX 78759

The Austin-Travis County Wildfire Coalition will conduct a workshop about wildfires for those who work in fields related to wildfire issues — arborists, land managers, fire professionals, local officials, emergency management, natural resource protection, park management, forestry, and etc. The course will cover a wide range of topics, including an update on ways the Austin-Travis County Wildfire Coalition members have implemented recommendations of the joint Community WIldfire Protection Plan, finalized in 2014.

The Texas Forest Service also will discuss important topics. Other key topics include:

  • identifying wildfire risk and key actions being taken to protect the public
  • collaborative wildfire planning initiatives
  • modeling fire behavior in a simulation exercise
  • growing Texas and shaded fuel breaks

> To register, contact Linda Haynie at Linda.Haynie@austintexas.gov.
> Read about the Austin Wildfire Division.
> Learn about the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division.

2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Public Symposium

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017
Canyon View Event Center
4800 Spicewood Springs Road
Austin, TX 78759

Wildfires are a fact of life in Central Texas, but it doesn’t mean we are powerless against them. The Austin-Travis County Wildfire Coalition will lead a  public symposium meant for community leaders, concerned residents, homeowners, neighborhood associations, and communities at risk of wildfires. During the symposium, subject matter experts will cover these important topics:

  • Understanding your wildfire risk
  • What you need to know about wildfire and insurance
  • Fire adapted families - are you ready?
  • Austin's Firewise Communities share their experiences

> Register to attend the symposium.
> Learn more about the Austin Wildlife Division.
> Learn about CAPCOG's Homeland Security Division.
 

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m., Wednesday, May, 10, 2017
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, TX 787444

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.

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

Meeting: Central Texas Clean Air Coalition

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (or upon adjournment of the CAPCOG Executive Committee)
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Hear about ongoing strategies to reduce ozone pollution in the region at the Clean Air Coalition's next session. The coalition, comprised of elected officials from the five-county metropolitan statistical area — Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties, works to help the region reduce ozone pollution and comply with federal ozone standards.

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

Lay Leader Training: Stress-Busting for Family Caregivers

Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers Facilitators Training
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Friday, May 11-12, 2017
Fayette County Agriculture Building, Room 104
255 Svoboda Lane
La Grange, Texas 78945

Family caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias or chronic conditions are often highly-stressed, overwhelmed, and unwilling to or feel guilty when they take care of themselves. The Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers is designed to improve a family caregiver’s quality of life by helping them manage their stress and better cope with their lives.

This facilitator’s training lets volunteers become the teachers of important practices that help the caregiver and the family member maintain a better life by reducing stress.

> Register to be Stress-Busting Facilitator.
> Learn more about Stress Busting.

Meeting: Capital Area Economic Development District

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Economic Development District is a nonprofit corporation funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The district establishes regional economic development priorities and discusses the regional economy 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.

Homeland Security Conference: Working with Special Populations in Disaster

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Saint Edward’s University
Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A
3001 S Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704

Researchers and practitioners will discuss findings and lessons learned from engagements with special communities during disasters at CAPCOG’s "Working with Special Populations in Disaster: Issues and Challenges" workshop. The speakers will address issues related to effective planning for the elderly, children, people with sensory and mobility disabilities and ethnically diverse populations.

> Register to attend the conference.
> Learn more about the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division.

Meeting: Solid Waste Advisory Committee

9:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Get updates on regional solid waste issues at this meeting, open to the public. The Solid Waste Advisory Committee, formed in 1993, helps coordinate and guide implementation of the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan. The committee, whose membership includes representatives from across the greater Austin metropolitan area, also scores and prioritizes applications for solid waste grant funds.

> Contact Ken May, regional program coordinator.
> Learn more about the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

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

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 Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act presentations to be given during this workshop have been submitted to the Texas Attorney General’s Office for approval of meeting the state's requirements for training on the two 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, 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.

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: 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, 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 29-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.

> 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.