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Austin, TX 78744

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Upcoming Events

Older Adult Health & Wellness Training: Chronic Disease Self Management

9:30 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays, July 9- Aug. 13, 2019
Oak Hill United Methodist Church
7815 US 290
Austin, Texas 78749

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 9 to Aug. 13, 2019.

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.

> Read the flyer for registration information.
> For information about future AAACAP Health, Prevention and Wellness programs, contact Jessica Martone.

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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.

Older Adult Health & Wellness Training: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

9:30 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays July 10 through Aug. 14, 2019
Randolph Recreation Center
653 E Pearl Street
La Grange, Texas 78945

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. This program will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays July 10 through August 14.

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 Jessica Martone.

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. CAPCOG will conduct a public hearing to discuss the district's 9-1-1 service fee at the start of this meeting.

> 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.

Regional Planning & Services Training: Flood Management Planning

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2019
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

The U.S. Environmental Protect Agency will host Capital Area Regional Flood Management Planning Workshop at CAPCOG to collaborate on sharing resources for community and regional flood resiliency. 

The workshop intends to gather information from each federal, state, local jurisdiction regarding roles and responsibilities to identify interagency linkages needed to support the development of the baseline outline for a Regional Flood Management Plan. It seeks to identify information gaps and determine what water-resources related projects and activities are in process and develop an informational roadmap that can support drafting a Regional Flood Management Plan. Attendees also will review data and resources and tools available to Texas counties and communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey in flood management planning and other identified projects.

> Contact Suzanne Zaloga about attending the workshop.
> Read more about Regional Planning and Services.

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.

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.