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Upcoming Events

Area Agency on Aging Course: Fall Prevention

9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays
April 23-June 11, 2019

Wells Branch Community Library
15001 Wells Port Dr.
Austin, Texas 78728

A Matter of Balance falls prevention program is designed to help adults 60 and older reduce their risk and fear of falling through group discussion, problem-solving strategies and increase in physical activity.

> Read the flyer about registration details.

The class size is limited to 12 people, so while the course is free, registration is required.

> Learn more about A Matter of Balance.
> Contact Jessica Martone, AAACAP health, prevention and wellness coordinator.

Robert Lee Sutherland Seminar: Working Together for Rural Well-being

Source: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Bastrop Cenvention Exhibit Center
1408 Chestnut Street
Bastrop, TX 78602


The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health will bring in national experts to address topics including community collaboration, engaging historically excluded groups, social determinants of mental health, change, and dialogue and learning to help attendees consider solutions to questions such as:

  • What does it take to make lasting social change in rural communities? 
  • How can we create community-led solutions? 
  • How can we approach collaboration with cultural humility? 
  • What gets in the way of our ability to thrive? 
  • What are the best methods for productive dialogue and group learning? 

The seminar is intended for mental health consumers, providers and advocates, as well as civic leaders, community members, and individuals from a wide variety of life experiences, such as from schools, faith-based organizations, nonprofits, businesses, and more.  The free seminar is open to everyone interested in community-based approaches to addressing resilience, mental health and well-being in rural communities. 

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

> Find more information or register to attend.

ADRC Training: Veteran Peer Support Network

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019
CAPCOG – Pecan
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

Join CAPCOG and its Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Capital Area for a training about supporting active military personnel, veterans and their family members through mentorship and guidance. The Military Veteran Peer Network and Samaritan Center's Veteran and Military Services program will lead an entry level course to raise awareness of the issues facing the military and veteran communities.

Participants will become state sponsored peer mentors with the Military Veteran Peer Network after completed the eight-hour training that is designed to provide volunteers with frontline intervention tools addressing immediate basic needs of the veterans.

The Military Veteran Peer Network is a community of Texas veterans, active duty personnel, their families and the organizations that serve them. Besides offering mentorship, the group helps provide access to services and resources available to veterans.

> Register for the training.
> Learn more about the ADRC.

Meeting: CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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.

> Contact BT Saucedo for more information. 
> Discover more information about the Capital Area Emergency Communications District.

Meeting: GIS Planning Council

9 a.m.-noon, Friday, April 26, 2019
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

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

> Read more about the GISPC.
> Contact Craig Eissler, CAPCOG GIS Program manager.

Grant Deadline: Great Texas Birding Classic

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife

The Great Texas Birding Classic is seeking projects to which award conservation grants. Organization may submit project proposals until May 1 that fulfill the goals of the Birding Classic and are within the following guidelines.

Proposals will be reviewed and, if approved, will become part of a pre-approved list of projects eligible to receive Conservation Grants. Proposed activities may include projects on public or private lands. All projects must provide some level of public access. Projects should do one or more of the following:

  • Benefit native and wild bird populations
  • Protect or enhance areas important to native, wild, and unrestrained birds (e.g., land acquisition, habitat restoration)\
  • Improve or enhance access for birders and wildlife watchers while protecting habitat for native, wild, and unrestrained birds (e.g., creating a boardwalk, photography blind, or designated viewing area at a birding site can keep visitors restricted to certain areas allowing restored or native habitat to remain intact in other areas)
  • Enhance or interpret the public’s experience in nature to increase conservation awareness (e.g., interpretive signage can increase the public’s understanding and knowledge of native wildlife, the dangers of invasive species, etc. allowing them to connect in a more meaningful way and have a better awareness of conservation issues and native species).

> Read more about the grants.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, May 2, 2019
CAPCOG  - Pecan
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 Martin Ritchey, CAPCOG Homeland Security director.

Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2019
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: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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. Wednesday, May 8, 2019
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, TX 78744

Hear updates on the Capital Area Emergency Communications District, which oversees 9-1-1 services to local governments in the ten-county Texas State Planning Region 12. The Capital Area Emergency Communications District is the region's 9-1-1 district as established by state legislation.

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

Meeting: Central Texas Clean Air Coalition

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (or upon adjournment of the CAPCOG Executive Committee)
CAPCOG Lantana
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, TX 78744

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

> Contact Andrew Hoekzema, Regional Services and Planning assistant director.
> Learn more about the Clean Air Coalition.

Meeting: Capital Area Economic Development District

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019
CAPCOG - Pecan
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.

> Learn about the CAEDD.
> Contact Chris Schreck, CAPCOG Regional Planning and Services director.

Air Quality Training: Energy Efficiency Workshop

The CAPCOG Air Quality Program is hosting a free workshop to discuss the importance of energy efficiency for our region’s air quality. Presenters from the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), Texas PACE Authority, and the South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) will discuss energy efficient measures and resources that can be used by local governments and facility managers.

This workshop is geared to local government staff, facility and building managers, and sustainability coordinators.

> Register for the workshop.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, June 6, 2019
CAPCOG - Pecan
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 Martin Ritchey, CAPCOG Homeland Security director.

Board of Managers Meeting: Capital Area Emergency Communications District

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (or upon adjournment of the CAPCOG Executive Committee)
CAPCOG - Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 155
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.
> Discover CAPCOG's Emergency Communications Division.

Meeting: Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization

9:30 a.m., Friday, July 19, 2019
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, CAPCOG Planning and Economic Development director.
> Learn about CARTPO.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, August 1, 2019
CAPCOG - Pecan
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 Martin Ritchey, CAPCOG Homeland Security director.

Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2019
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. 14, 2019 (Or upon adjournment of the CAPCOG Executive Committee meeting)
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 155
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, Aug. 23, 2019
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.

> Learn more about the CAEDD.
> Contact Chris Schreck, CAPCOG Regional Planning and Services director.

Local Business Training: Governor’s Small Business Workshop — Bastrop

8 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019
Specific location is TBA
Bastrop, Texas

The Office of the Governor will host a Governor’s Small Business Workshops in Bastrop to provide rural small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs an opportunity to interact with small business resource providers, such as business lenders, business-oriented nonprofits, and local, regional, state and federal agencies.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to attend the workshops to receive interactive, hands-on assistance from the resource providers and gather information needed to start and strengthen their business.

The cost to register for the workshop is $10.

> Register or get more details about the workshop.
> Learn about CAPCOG’s Planning and Regional Services Division.

Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2019
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.

Local Business Training: Governor’s Small Business Forum — Round Rock

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
Specific location is TBA
Round Rock, Texas

The Office of the Governor is hosting its Governor’s Small Business Forum to provide business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with timely, relevant, actionable advice on how to start, operate, grow and sustain their businesses.

The events feature private and public small business resources, practical solutions, best practices and expert assistance on a broad range of business topics and challenges. It is also an opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, and business-oriented nonprofits, as well as local, regional, state and federal agencies. All forums include the Governor's Small Business Awards to recognize outstanding businesses in Texas. 

The cost to register for the forum is $20.

> Register or find more forum details.
> Learn about CAPCOG’s Planning and Regional Services Division.

Meeting: Central Texas Clean Air Coalition

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 (Or upon adjournment of the CAPCOG Executive Committee meeting)
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 155
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.

> Read the agenda.
> 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. 22, 2019
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Economic Development District (CAEDD) 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.

> Learn more about the CAEDD.
> Contact Chris Schreck, CAPCOG Planning and Regional Services director.