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Upcoming Events

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.

> Read the agenda.
> 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: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Nov. 2, 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: GIS Planning Council

9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 3, 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.

> Contact Craig Eissler, CAPCOG GIS program manager.

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: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 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.
> Discover more about the CAPCOG Executive Committee.

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.

TCEQ Alternative Fueling Facilities Program Grant Workshop

9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
TCEQ's Austin Office 
Building E, 2nd Floor, Room 254S
12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, TX 78753

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ) is hosting an grant workshop for the Alternative Fueling Facilities Program, which has made up to $6 million available grants to help defray the costs of building or modifying alternative fueling facilities.

AFFP offsets a portion of the cost of either the construction of new facilities dispensing natural gas or alternative fuels, or the expansion of existing facilities to provide new services or capabilities. Eligible fuels for the AFFP include natural gas, biodiesel, hydrogen, methanol, propane, and electricity. Eligible individuals, businesses, and governments must be within the state’s Clean Transportation Zone, which includes seven counties in the CAPCOG region — Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson.

The TCEQ will accept applications until 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

> RSVP for a workshop by emailing Camen Gupta, TCEQ Program Coordinator.
> Find other AFFP workshop opportunities.
> Read more about AFFP.
> Learn more about the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.
> Find out about the CAPCOG Air Quality Program.

Striking a Balance Caregiver Conference: 16th Annual Conference

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
6505 N. IH 35
Austin, TX 78752
8:30 a.m. doors open | 9 a.m. welcome remarks | lunch is provided

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.
> 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, Dec. 7, 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.

2017 Austin Economic Development Sales Tax Workshop

Source: Texas Economic Development Council

8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn Hotel
500 N. Interstate 35
Austin, Texas 78701

The Economic Development Sales Tax Workshop are designed specifically for EDC Board Members and local elected officials and include information about economic and community development in general, and changes to the Economic Development Sales Tax Law. The workshops will include a discussion of changes to the Economic Development Sales Tax law that occurred during the 85th session of the Texas Legislature. Workshop attendees will receive Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act certification as a part of this course. Attendees of the Economic Development Sales Tax Workshop will be provided training materials, a light breakfast, and lunch.

This event is being held by the Texas Economic Development Council. Registration costs $175 and there is a registration deadline of Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

> Register for the workshop.
> Learn more about the Texas Economic Development Council.

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Wyndham Garden Austin
3401 South IH 35 Frontage Road
Austin, TX 78741

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.

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.

Meeting: Solid Waste Advisory Committee

9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
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 Services regional program coordinator.
> Learn more about the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

Meeting: CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee

1:30-3 p.m., Wendesday, Jan. 24, 2018
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Emergency Communications District's 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.