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Upcoming Events

Warn Central Texas/National Preparedness Month Press Conference

10-11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
Krieg Field
517 Pleasant Valley
Austin, TX 78741

As part of National Preparedness Month, September, CAPCOG and its community partners are launching their first-ever regional public education and preparedness campaign. To kick-off the campaign, they are hosting a regional press conference. Please join us in this effort and at the press conference to show solidarity as a region, or feel free to send at least one representative from your jurisdiction.

The campaign is an important effort to reach the more than 400,000 regional residents who live in one community, but commute to a neighboring one. A coalition of emergency managers, public information officers, and community outreach specialists from our region have adopted the goal to sign up 120,000 Central Texans during September for the regional alert system at WarnCentralTexas.org.

Using this system, emergency responders can send hyper-local messages to a specific neighborhood, street or block to anyone who has signed up with an address in the target area, or “reverse dial” whole city populations during a widespread catastrophe.

All jurisdictions in the ten-county CAPCOG region — Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson counties — can use the system to share critical emergency alerts to residents for events, such as:

  • Homes evacuations from public health threats, floods or wildfires
  • If or when to shelter-in-place during a law enforcement or public health incident
  • Information during a boil water notice or prolonged power outages
  • Residents can also opt to receive general, non-emergency community messages

> RSVP for the press conference.
> Read more about WarnCentralTexas.org.
> Learn more about the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division.

Solid Waste Training: Commercial Food Waste Collection & Diversion

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 (on-site registration starts at 9 a.m.)
Capital Area Council of Governments 
Pecan Conference Room 
6800 Burleson Road Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

CAPCOG will host a training workshop for solid waste managers and others to learn about food waste and opportunities for diverting it from landfills.

Food waste is one of the largest components of the waste stream in the United States. It is estimated that less than five percent of all food waste that can be diverted from landfills is actually diverted. During the Commercial Food Waste Collection and Diversion Workshop, attendees will learn more about food waste and opportunities to collaborate on diverting food waste in the Central Texas region as it covers the following topics:

  • A background on food waste
  • Recently completed commercial food waste collection and diversion studies and the associated findings
  • Best management practices for large institutions and food generators

There is no cost for this event. A light lunch will be provided.

> Register for the workshop.
> Learn more about the CAPCOG Solid Waste Program.
> Contact Ken May for more information.

Striking a Balance Caregiver Conference: 16th Annual Conference

8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
6505 N. IH 35
Austin, TX 78752

> Register for Striking a Balance.

The Striking a Balance Caregiver Conference will bring together local resources and national speakers to aid and educate family caregivers about their own caregiving situations. This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Jane Meier Hamilton, the CEO and Founder of Partners on the Path, LLC, which provides caregiver support programs to businesses that employ caregivers and nonprofits that support caregivers. A nurse for 40 years and family caregiver for 20, Hamilton has created research-based, resilience-building resources to help caregivers remain productive while working and compassionate while caring.

The 16th annual conference also will feature several breakout sessions lead by other caregiving experts and volunteers.

The  Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area and AGE of Central Texas host Striking a Balanace Caregiver Conference.

> Learn more about Striking a Balance.
> Download the Striking a Balance flyer.
> Read more about AAACAP.
> Discover AAACAP services for caregivers and older Americans.
> Learn about the AGE of Central Texas.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Sept. 7, 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.

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
Austin Marriott South
4415 South IH-35
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.

> 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 (or after adjournment of the CAPCOG Executive Committee)
Austin Marriott South
4415 South IH-35
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Council of Governments will host its Sept. 13 General Assembly annual membership meeting and luncheon at the Austin Marriott South. Members will receive a legislative update from Capital Area legislators, hear a state of the region address, and make decisions on the CAPCOG 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

> RSVP for the General Assembly.
> Register to attend The Economic Development Toolbox workshop.

Lunch is provided free for CAPCOG General Assembly representatives. Please use the mailed coupon code to discount the cost of attending the General Assembly meeting.
> Contact Mason W. Canales if you did not get a coupon code.

> Read about the General Assembly.
> Contact Mason Canales for more information.

Meeting: Solid Waste Advisory Committee

9:30 -11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 15, 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: CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 155
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, Oct. 5, 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: Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization

9:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CARTPO) serves as a forum for elected officials to come together on transportation issues.

> Contact Chris Schreck, Planning and Ecomonic Development director.
> Discover more about CARTPO.

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.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Wyndham Garden Austin
3401 South IH 35 Frontage Road
Austin, TX 78741

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.
> Contact Mason Canales for more informaiton.