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Upcoming Events

Workshop: TCEQ’s ERIG Grant Workshop

Source: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

2-4:30 p.m., June 22, 2018
TCEQ Austin Office
Building F
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is conducting several workshops throughout the state about applying for the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grant, which provides funding opportunities to offset the cost of projects that reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide from high-emitting mobile diesel sources.

Individuals and organizations, private and government, from 42 counties can apply for the grants funding to include five counties in the CAPCOG ten-county region – Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson. Funding from the grant can upgrade or replace older heavy-duty vehicles, non-road equipment, marine vessels, locomotives, and stationary equipment.

> Locate other workshops.
> Apply for the grant.
> Read more about the grant.
> Learn about Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.
> Learn about the CAPCOG Air Quality Program.

Workshop: Household Hazardous Waste Collection

9 a.m.-noon, Friday, June 29, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

CAPCOG is conducting a free, half-day Household Hazardous Waste Management Workshop that will discuss the best practices of managing local household hazardous waste collection events. The workshop will discuss regulations for managing and running the events, how to plan the events, best local governments contracting practices, and provide the opportunity to learn how communities throughout the region have reduced costs while hosting HHW events or (batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze, tires, and electronics) BOPATE events.

While intended for communities new to running HHW collection events, this workshop will offer entities used to coordinating these event the opportunity to learn new best management practices.

> Attend the Workshop.
> Learn about the CAPCOG Solid Waste Program.
> Contact Ken May, CAPCOG Regional Program Coordinator, with questions.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, July 5, 2018
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 Kate Barrett with questions.

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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 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.

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

Board of Managers Meeting: Capital Area Emergency Communications District

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (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.

Aging Volunteer Leader Training: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

9 a.m.-5 p.m., July 12, 13, 18, 19, & 20, 2018
Texas A&M University-Round Rock Campus
Avery Building-Room S306
3950 North AW Grimes Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665

CAPCOG’s Area on Aging of the Capital Area Health and Wellness Program is hosting a five-day training for volunteer leaders who want to change lives by teaching the Chronic Disease Self-Management and Chronic Pain Self-Management programs. 

These two self-management programs, developed at Stanford University, are evidence-based and use transformative techniques to dramatically improve health outcomes for participants age 60 and older. After completing the training, volunteers will be certified to run two- and half-hour workshops that take place once a week for six weeks.

> Contact Kate Gibbons, AAACAP, Health and Wellness Coordinator to register.
> Read and share the training flyer.
> Learn more about the Chronic Disease Self-Management and Chronic Pain Self-Management programs.

Aging Health & Wellness Program: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays from July 17 to Aug. 21, 2018
South Austin Senior Center
3911 Manchaca Road
Austin, Texas 78704

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a six-week program that teaches older adults, 60 and older, with chronic illnesses the skills needed in the day-to-day management of treatment and to maintain and increase one’s activities. Classes will be held Tuesdays from July 17 to Aug. 21, 2018.

Using a group setting to give a shared learning experience, the program teaches techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation. Program attendees learn about maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance. They also learn about the appropriate use of medications; how to communicate effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; how to manage their nutrition; and how to make decisions and evaluate new treatments.

> Register for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.
> For information about future AAACAP Health and Wellness programs, contact Kate Gibbons.

Meeting: Solid Waste Advisory Committee

9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 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: Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization

9:30 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2018
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: GIS Planning Council

9 a.m.-noon, Friday, July 27, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 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.

> Learn more about the GISPC.
> Contact Craig Eissler, CAPCOG GIS program manager.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
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 Kate Barrett with questions.

Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
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. 8, 2017 (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. 17, 2018
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 Planning and Economic Development director.

Meeting: CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee

1:30-3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 155
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.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
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 Kate Barrett with questions.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018
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 Kate Barrett with questions.

Board of Managers Meeting: Capital Area Emergency Communications District

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 (or upon adjournment of the 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 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: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
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 Kate Barrett with questions.

Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
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: Law Enforcement Education Committee

1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
CAPCOG - Pecan
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 Terri Kroeger.

Meeting: Capital Area Economic Development District

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
CAPCOG - Pecan
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 Planning and Economic Development director.

Meeting: Central Texas Clean Air Coalition

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 (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 Division director.
> Learn more about the Clean Air Coalition.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
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 Kate Barrett with questions.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Jan. 3, 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 Kate Barrett with questions.