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Upcoming Events

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, March 1, 2018
CAPCOG - Pecan
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, March 7, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX  78744

The Capital Area Council of Governments 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.

Homeland Security Training: Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday, March 13-14, 2018
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension
607 N. Vandeveer Street, Suite 100
Burnet, Texas 78611

CAPCOG’s Homeland Security Division is hosting a 16-hour Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals course in Burnet. The course is designed to educate small and rural community public safety personnel, as well as local officials, regarding security concerns and considerations involved with planning any event. It enables participants to recognize and plan adequate strategies and security measures to prevent or mitigate security incidents which may occur during scheduled events. The course reinforces the importance and magnitude of security planning required to execute a safe and effective event regardless of the size.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • guiding principles for event security
  • fundamentals of risk assessment (risk, threat, and vulnerability assessments)
  • key components of event security planning such as MOAs, emergency action plans, resource requirements, communications, etc.
  • role of actionable security intelligence
  • decision-based video scenarios to practice planning for potential incidents, hazards, and exposures
  • event planning exercise

> Register at PreparingTexas.org.
> Learn about the Homeland Security Division.

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018
CAPCOG - Lantana
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 29-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.

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

Training Course: Basic Environmental Law

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018
Travis County West Service Center
Community Room
4501 FM 620 North
Austin, TX 78732

Learn about the growing problem of illegal dumping and other environmental crimes during the Capital Area Regional Environmental Task Force's (RETF) Basic Environmental Training Course. Certified instructors from various Texas agencies will provide insight and information about the growing problem of illegal dumping and other environmental crimes. Subject areas include public nuisance, solid waste violations, illegal dumping, illegal outdoor burning, and water pollution. A $40 registration fee includes the cost of lunch and materials. TCOLE/Code Enforcement/Sanitarian/OSSF continuing education credits are available for this course.

Space is limited.

Registration ends March 8, 2018

> Register for the training course.
> Discover more about the RETF.
> Learn about the CAPCOG Solid Waste Program.

Criminal Justice Grant Scoring Meeting

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2018
CAPCOG - Pecan
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) will rank the Governor's Office Criminal Justice Division grant applications that were submitted from organizations within the CAPCOG ten-county region. CJAC will conduct the ranking based on the Criminal Justice Division's state priorities.

Grants, for which CAPCOG provides input to the Governor’s Office, include the General Victim Assistance, Violent Crimes Against Women, General Juvenile Justice, and Justice Assistance grants.

> Contact Matt Holderread, criminal justice program specialist, to discuss scheduling issues.
> Read more about the CJAC and criminal justice grant process.

Criminal Justice Grant Scoring Meeting

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2018
CAPCOG - Pecan
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) will rank the Governor's Office Criminal Justice Division grant applications that were submitted from organizations within the CAPCOG ten-county region. CJAC will conduct the ranking based on the Criminal Justice Division's state priorities.

Grants, for which CAPCOG provides input to the Governor’s Office, include the General Victim Assistance, Violent Crimes Against Women, General Juvenile Justice, and Justice Assistance grants.

> Contact Matt Holderread, criminal justice program specialist.
> Read more about the CJAC and criminal justice grant process.

Criminal Justice Grant Scoring Meeting

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 2018
CAPCOG - Pecan
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) will rank the Governor's Office Criminal Justice Division grant applications that were submitted from organizations within the CAPCOG ten-county region. CJAC will conduct the ranking based on the Criminal Justice Division's state priorities..

Grants, for which CAPCOG provides input to the Governor’s Office, include the General Victim Assistance, Violent Crimes Against Women, General Juvenile Justice, and Justice Assistance grants.

> Contact Matt Holderread, criminal justice program specialist, to discuss scheduling issues.
> Read more about the CJAC and criminal justice grant process.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, April 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 Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security director.

Board of Managers Meeting: Capital Area Emergency Communications District

10:30 a.m.-Noon, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 (or upon adjournment of CAPCOG's Executive Committee meeting)
CAPCOG-Lantana
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 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: Solid Waste Advisory Committee

9:30 -11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 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 program coordinator.
> Learn more about the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

Meeting: CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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 27, 2018
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.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, May 3, 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 Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security director.

Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2018
CAPCOG - Pecan
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 9, 2018
CAPCOG - Lantana
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, 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.

> 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 9, 2018 (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, May 18, 2018
CAPCOG - Pecan
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 Economic Development director.
 

Meeting: Law Enforcement Education Committee

1-4 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 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 Mary Ramirez.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, June 7, 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 Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security director.

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2018
CAPCOG - Lantana
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, 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.

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

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 Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security director.

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.

Meeting: GIS Planning Council

9 a.m.-noon, Friday, July 20, 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 Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security director.

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 more about the CAEDD.
> Contact Chris Schreck, CAPCOG Planning and Economic Development director.

 

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 Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security director.

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 Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security director.

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 Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security director.

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 Mary Ramirez.

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 Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security director.

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 Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security director.