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Upcoming Events

Meeting: Solid Waste Advisory Committee

9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019
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 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: CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee

1:30-3 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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 Rachel Steele, CAPCOG community and economic development manager.