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Upcoming Events

RPS Training: LEAN Mobility Workshop

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
CAPCOG - Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Want to cut carbon emissions, reduce congestion, improve safety, and boost access? Think lean.

The LEAN Mobility Workshop focuses on expanding mobility choices by providing Low Emission Alternative Network (LEAN) Lanes for low speed, low cost, low-to-zero emission modes, including neighborhood electric vehicles, scooters, trikes, and similar modes. The workshop is for practitioners and policy-makers wanting to meet those and other critical transportation goals.

This workshop will provide an interactive dialogue on the following topics:

  • What LEAN LanesTM are and why they are the future
  • Why the prime directive is "safety, safety, safety”
  • Lessons from early adopters, from California to Georgia
  • How low speed mobility can improve public health, equity, and economic resilience
  • How LEAN Lanes help address both affordability and transportation challenges
  • How to fund and build LEAN Lanes
  • Building support for this game-changer with cities, counties, and general public

Workshop facilitators will include Susan Engelking, founder of Tiny Transit Strategies and author of Tiny Transit for Cities: Cut Carbon Emissions in Your City Before It's Too Late; and Katie Kam, PhD, PE and president of Wheels & Water LLC and author of the dissertation, The Transition to Low Speed Vehicles for Intra-City Travel.

> Register to attend the workshop.
> Learn more about the Air Quality Porgram.
> Contact Anton Cox, CAPCOG Air Quality Program specialist.

This workshop will be available virtually, but you must register to receive the information to join the online workshop.

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 Rachel Steele, CAPCOG community and economic development manager.

Homeland Security Training: Public Safety TLO Basic Course

8 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019
CAPCOG – Cedar Room
6800 Burleson
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

CAPCOG is hosting the Austin Regional Intelligence Center to teach instruct a 6-hour public safety threat liaison officer basic course.

The TLO Basic course is a one-day class designed to provide an overview of the ARIC TLO Program. The training program is designed for line level personnel who have the ability, background, and desire to share and receive pertinent information regarding criminal threats at the local, state and national level. This training will allow the TLO to have access to all relevant resources available through the information sharing network.

The basic 6-hour TLO course identifies key roles and prepares the participants to effectively share information and potential intelligence with the goal of deterring terrorism and multi-jurisdictional crime, versus focusing on more traditional “reactionary” methodologies. The course further enhances the TLO’s ability to support and perform two target capabilities from the National Preparedness Goals as follows: 

  • Information gathering and recognition of indicators and warnings. 
  • Terrorism related information sharing and dissemination. 
  • National Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Initiative, “If you see something, say something.” 
  • TLO Mandate, “Know what to look for and how to report it.” 
  • The following topics/subjects will be covered: 
  • Domestic and international trends specific to Central Texas 
  • Intelligence cycle and 28 CFR compliance 
  • Case study analysis of successes and failures in the SAR process 
  • Threat vulnerabilities 
  • Social media suspicious activity recognition 
  • Information analysis and dissemination 
  • Energetic material recognition based on suspicious activity 
  • An overview of the Netsential database (www.arictexas.org) 

Target Audience: Civilians working closely within the public safety/homeland security community in an emergency management role, who are employed within the ARIC’s Area of Responsibility (AOR). Registration limited to 50 participants. 

> Register to attend at www.arictexas.org and clicking on Learn How to Become a TLO.
> Read the course flyer for more details.

Older Adult Health & Wellness Training: A Matter of Balance

9-11 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 3-26, 2019
Frist United Methodist Church
703 E. Bowie Street
Luling, TX 78648

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area is sponsoring a program to help seniors reduce their risk and fear of falling. A Matter of Balance - Managing Concerns about Falling is a free eight-session program for participants ages 60 and older. The evidence based features group discussions, problem-solving strategies and physical activity to help participants prevent or manage falls, maintain independence and increase activity levels.

> Read the flyer for registration information.

> Learn more about A Matter of Balance.
> Contact Jessica Martone, AAACAP program specialist.

Homeland Security Training: Law Enforcement TLO Basic Course

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019
CAPCOG – Cedar Room
6800 Burleson
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Tx 78744

CAPCOG is hosting the Austin Regional Intelligence Center to teach instruct a 8-hour law enforcement threat liaison officer basic course.

The TLO Basic course is a one-day class designed to provide an overview of the ARIC TLO Program. The training program is designed for line level personnel who have the ability, background, and desire to share and receive pertinent information regarding criminal threats at the local, state and national level. This training will allow the TLO to have access to all relevant resources available through the information sharing network.

The basic 8-hour TLO course identifies key roles and prepares the participants to effectively share information and potential intelligence with the goal of deterring terrorism and multi-jurisdictional crime, versus focusing on more traditional “reactionary” methodologies. The course further enhances the TLO’s ability to support and perform two target capabilities from the National Preparedness Goals as follows: 

  • Information gathering and recognition of indicators and warnings. 
  • Terrorism related information sharing and dissemination. 
  • National Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Initiative, “If you see something, say something.” 
  • TLO Mandate, “Know what to look for and how to report it.” 
  • Each sworn participant will receive 8 hours of TCOLE training for the basic course. The following topics/subjects will be covered: 
  • Domestic and international trends specific to Central Texas 
  • Intelligence cycle and 28 CFR compliance 
  • Case study analysis of successes and failures in the SAR process 
  • Threat vulnerabilities 
  • Social media suspicious activity recognition 
  • Information analysis and dissemination 
  • Energetic material recognition based on suspicious activity 
  • An overview of the Netsential database (www.arictexas.org) 

Peace officers and law enforcement analysts who are employed within ARIC’s Area of Responsibility. Max class size is 50. 
All training and course materials are free 

> Register at www.arictexas.org by clicking on Learn How to Become a TLO.
> Read the flyer for more information.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019
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 Martin Ritchey, CAPCOG Homeland Security Director.

Homeland Security Training: Evacuation Planning Strategies & Solutions

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019
CAPCOG Cedar Room
6800 Burleson Road
Buildign 310, CAPCOG Training Center
Austin, TX 78744

CAPCOG will host an emergency management course that will teach local government personnel how to use current tools and technologies to institute best practices and strategies to plan for and execute an emergency evacuation. This 8-hour course discusses the hazard conditions for which an emergency evacuation could be an appropriate protective action and inform participants on resources and methods to help them better prepare for an emergency evacuation. This course will allow participants to explore data, modelling tools, and simulations that assist with the implementation of an emergency evacuation.

The course is designed to provide emergency managers, first responders, transportation professionals, security and safety professionals, and government administrators.

> Register for the course on PreparingTexas.org.
> Learn about the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division.

Older Adult Health & Wellness Training: A Matter of Balance

9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Sept. 9-Oct. 28, 2019
Longhorn Village Retirement Community
12501 Longhorn Parkway
Austin, TX 78732

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area is sponsoring a program to help seniors reduce their risk and fear of falling. A Matter of Balance - Managing Concerns about Falling is a free eight-session program for participants ages 60 and older. The evidence based features group discussions, problem-solving strategies and physical activity to help participants prevent or manage falls, maintain independence and increase activity levels.

> Read the flyer for registration information.

> Learn more about A Matter of Balance.
> Contact Jessica Martone, AAACAP program specialist.

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn Austin Airport
7610 John Glenn Way
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.

> RSVP for the Gerenal Assembly Meeting.

> 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. 11, 2019 (or after adjournment of the CAPCOG Executive Committee)
Hilton Garden Inn Austin Airport
7610 John Glenn Way
Austin, TX 78741

The Capital Area Council of Governments will host its Sept. 11 General Assembly annual membership meeting and luncheon at the Austin Marriott South. Members will make decisions on the CAPCOG 2018-19 fiscal year budget.

> RSVP for the General Assembly.

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 or need more info. 

> Read about the General Assembly.

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.

Older Adult Health & Wellness Training: A Matter of Balance

9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Sept. 23-Nov. 18, 2019
(No Class Nov. 11)
Travis County Community Center at Oak Hill
8656 TX-71
Austin Texas, 78735

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area is sponsoring a program to help seniors reduce their risk and fear of falling. A Matter of Balance - Managing Concerns about Falling is a free eight-session program for participants ages 60 and older. The evidence based features group discussions, problem-solving strategies and physical activity to help participants prevent or manage falls, maintain independence and increase activity levels.

> Read the flyer for registration information.

> Learn more about A Matter of Balance.
> Contact Jessica Martone, AAACAP program specialist.

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 Rachel Steele, CAPCOG community and economic development manager.