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Austin, TX 78744

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Upcoming Events

Older Adult Health & Wellness Training: A Matter of Balance

9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, June 3-July 29
No class June 17

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
10408 US-290
Austin, TX 78736

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: 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: Regional Environmental Task Force

10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

The Capital Area Regional Environmental Task Force (RETF) will meet to discuss environmental issues at its quarterly meeting.

RETF is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement effort of 12 government agencies in Central Texas. This group was formed to address the problems associated with illegal dumping and other environmental crimes. CAPCOG provides centralized coordination for the Task Force which provides support with technical expertise, outreach, education and training in environmental law.

> Read the agenda.
> Contact Christiane Alepuz, Regional Service program specialist.
> Find out more about the Regional Environmental Task Force.

Grant Deadline: Great Texas Birding Classic

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife

The Great Texas Birding Classic is seeking projects to which award conservation grants. Organization may submit project proposals until May 1 that fulfill the goals of the Birding Classic and are within the following guidelines.

Proposals will be reviewed and, if approved, will become part of a pre-approved list of projects eligible to receive Conservation Grants. Proposed activities may include projects on public or private lands. All projects must provide some level of public access. Projects should do one or more of the following:

  • Benefit native and wild bird populations
  • Protect or enhance areas important to native, wild, and unrestrained birds (e.g., land acquisition, habitat restoration)\
  • Improve or enhance access for birders and wildlife watchers while protecting habitat for native, wild, and unrestrained birds (e.g., creating a boardwalk, photography blind, or designated viewing area at a birding site can keep visitors restricted to certain areas allowing restored or native habitat to remain intact in other areas)
  • Enhance or interpret the public’s experience in nature to increase conservation awareness (e.g., interpretive signage can increase the public’s understanding and knowledge of native wildlife, the dangers of invasive species, etc. allowing them to connect in a more meaningful way and have a better awareness of conservation issues and native species).

> Read more about the grants.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, May 2, 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, 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.

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, 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.

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

Board of Managers Meeting: Capital Area Emergency Communications District

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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: Central Texas Clean Air Coalition

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (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 and Planning assistant director.
> Learn more about the Clean Air Coalition.

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.

Air Quality Training: Energy Efficiency Workshop

The CAPCOG Air Quality Program is hosting a free workshop to discuss the importance of energy efficiency for our region’s air quality. Presenters from the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), Texas PACE Authority, and the South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) will discuss energy efficient measures and resources that can be used by local governments and facility managers.

This workshop is geared to local government staff, facility and building managers, and sustainability coordinators.

> Register for the workshop.

Older Adult Health & Wellness Training: A Matter of Balance

9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, June 3 - July 22
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: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, June 6, 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.

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.

> 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 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: 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 Chris Schreck, CAPCOG Regional Planning and Services director.

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 Chris Schreck, CAPCOG Planning and Regional Services director.