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Austin, TX 78744

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Upcoming Events

Homeland Security Workshop: Nonprofit Security Grants

1:30-3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin Texas 78744

This one- and half-hour training workshop will cover how to use the state's Egrants website, so nonprofit organizations can correctly submit grant applications for the Office of the Governor's Homeland Security Grant Division's 2019 Nonprofit Security Grant Program.

The grant program supports security projects for nonprofit organizations that are at a high risk of terrorist attacks because of their ideology, beliefs or mission. Such nonprofits can use the grant funds to equip facilities with security provisions, to construct or renovate facilities to enhance security, or to provide training to their security personnel.

> Register for the workshop.
> Read more about the grant.
> Learn about the Homeland Security Division.

Air Quality Workshop: Fleet Management & Practices

9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

The CAPCOG Air Quality Program will host a workshop for area fleet managers to learn best practices for making their fleets more air quality friendly. It will also educate them about resources available to assist their fleets in lowering NOx emissions which cause harmful ground level ozone.

Topics covered in this workshop will include:

  • The regional Air Quality Plan and Emission Reduction Measures
  • Fleet Management Policies that Prioritize Low NOx Emissions
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, and Installation and Operation of Fueling/Electric Infrastructure

> Register for the workshop.
> Learn about the Air Quality Program.

Air Quality Workshop: Fleet Grants

9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

The CAPCOG Air Quality Program will conduct a workshop about the application process and strategies used by fleet managers to apply for grants that reduce their vehicles’ NOx emissions and assist in improving the region’s air quality.

Grants to be covered in this workshop will include:

  • The Texas Emissions Reduction Program (TERP)
  • EPA’s Clean Diesel Program
  • Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust

The workshop also will feature a panel of TERP grants recipients.

> Register for the workshop.
> Learn about the Air Quality Program.

Meeting: Law Enforcement Education Committee

1 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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 Terri Kroeger.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, March 7, 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.
> For questions, contact Kate Barrett.

Solid Waste Training: Municipal Solid Waste Supervisor Course

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, March 12-14, 2019
CAPCOG- Pecan Room 
6800 Burleson Rd Bldg 310 Suite #165 
Austin, Tx 78744

CAPCOG is hosting the Owens Consulting Group, LLC to teach a Municipal Solid Waste B Supervisor Course that will cover topics from licensing to collection and transportation to TCEQ inspections.

OCG MSW Course Instructors are former TCEQ employees and provide a unique perspective on obtaining and maintaining compliance with the facility’s permit as well as rules and regulations. And every effort has been made to ensure that course materials are relevant, reflect current industry standards, and the most recent rules and regulations.

A full list of topics include:

  • Qualifications for obtaining an initial license - 30 TAC 30 Subchapters A and F; 
  • Brief History of MSW; 
  • Classification of MSW Facilities – 330.5; 
  • Permit and Registration authorization process – 330 Subchapter B - Parts I, II, III and IV of the application; 
  • MSW Collection and Transportation- 330 Subchapter C; 
  • Operational Standards - Site Operating Plan (SOP) – Part IV of the application; 
  • Medical Waste Management – 30 TAC 326; 
  • Permitted and Registered Composting Facilities – 30 TAC 332 & 328; 
  • Other types of Processing Type V facilities; 
  • Surviving a TCEQ inspection/complaint inspection; 
  • Safe Operations. 

This course offers the following licenses: 

  • MSW B 25 Hours ($625 per person)
  • MSW A or B 16 hours Renewal ($525 per person)
  • MSW A or B 8 hours Renewal ($295 per person)


To register or obtain additional information, please email or call Jennifer Arnold, 903-851-9425; Ben Milford; or Julie Spradley, 817-229-7456.

> Learn more about Owens Consulting Group, LLC.
> Read about the CAPCOG Solid Waste Program.

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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 28-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 upcoming agenda, past agendas and the minutes of the Executive Committee meetings.
> Explore CAPCOG's Executive Committee.

Meeting: CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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: Criminal Justice Advisory Committee

9 a.m., Thursday, March 28, 2019
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the Office of the Govenor Criminal Justice Division grant programs.

> Read about the CJAC and get the agenda.
> Contact Matt Holderread, criminal justice program specialist.

Meeting: Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization

9:30-11:30 a.m., Friday, April 5, 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, Regional Planning and Services director.
> Learn about CARTPO.

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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.-Noon, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (or upon adjournment of CAPCOG's Executive Committee meeting)
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 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. Thursday, April 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.

Robert Lee Sutherland Seminar: Working Together for Rural Well-being

Source: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Bastrop Cenvention Exhibit Center
1408 Chestnut Street
Bastrop, TX 78602


The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health will bring in national experts to address topics including community collaboration, engaging historically excluded groups, social determinants of mental health, change, and dialogue and learning to help attendees consider solutions to questions such as:

  • What does it take to make lasting social change in rural communities? 
  • How can we create community-led solutions? 
  • How can we approach collaboration with cultural humility? 
  • What gets in the way of our ability to thrive? 
  • What are the best methods for productive dialogue and group learning? 

The seminar is intended for mental health consumers, providers and advocates, as well as civic leaders, community members, and individuals from a wide variety of life experiences, such as from schools, faith-based organizations, nonprofits, businesses, and more.  The free seminar is open to everyone interested in community-based approaches to addressing resilience, mental health and well-being in rural communities. 

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

> Find more information or register to attend.

Meeting: GIS Planning Council

9 a.m.-noon, Friday, April 26, 2019
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: Aging Advisory Council

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday, May 6, 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.

> Explore the Aging Advisory Council.
> Contact Michelle Davis, Area Agency on Aging administrative assistant.

Board of Managers Meeting: Capital Area Emergency Communications District

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, 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.

> 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: Capital Area Economic Development District

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019
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 Regional Planning and Services 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: 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 Chris Schreck, CAPCOG Regional Planning and Services director.

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.

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 Chris Schreck, CAPCOG Planning and Regional Services director.