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Austin, TX 78744

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Upcoming Events

Aging Health & Wellness Program: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays from July 17 to Aug. 21, 2018
South Austin Senior Center
3911 Manchaca Road
Austin, Texas 78704

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 17 to Aug. 21, 2018.

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 Kate Gibbons.

Meeting: Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization

9:30 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2018
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: GIS Planning Council

9 a.m.-noon, Friday, July 27, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 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.

> Learn more about the GISPC.
> Contact Craig Eissler, CAPCOG GIS program manager.

CAPCOG School Safety Symposium

9-11 a.m., Monday, July 30, 2018
Capital Area Council of Governments - Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, Texas 78744

CAPCOG is hosting experts on response techniques and preparedness to provide information to leaders from school districts, police departments, emergency management teams, and emergency medical services about recognized best-practices used statewide to mitigate school shootings.

Attendees will hear from several speakers and be able to tour CAPCOG’s use-of-force simulator, a tool used to train law enforcements on responding to hostile incidents including active shooters.

> Register for the symposium.
> Signup for the use-of-force simulator demo.

> Read more about the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
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 Kate Barrett with questions.

Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
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. 8, 2017 (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.

Training Course: Basic Environmental Law

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
Travis County East Service Center
6011 Blue Bluff Road
Building A
Austin, Texas 78724

Learn about the growing problem of illegal dumping and other environmental crimes during the Capital Area Regional Environmental Task Force's (RETF) Basic Environmental Training Course. Certified instructors from various Texas agencies will provide insight and information about the growing problem of illegal dumping and other environmental crimes. Subject areas include public nuisance, solid waste violations, illegal dumping, illegal outdoor burning, and water pollution. A $40 registration fee includes the cost of lunch and materials. TCOLE/Code Enforcement/Sanitarian/OSSF continuing education credits are available for this course.

Space is limited.

Registration ends Aug.8, 2018.

> Register for the training course.
> Discover more about the RETF.
> Learn about the CAPCOG Solid Waste Program.

Advocacy Day & Resource Fair

8:30-noon, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
Commons Learning Center, JJ Pickle Research Center
10100 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78758

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Capital Area will hold its second annual Advocacy Day & Resource Fair to build capacity of the long-term care services and supports network that provides services to older adults and individuals with disabilities. The day’s agenda will include two to three speakers on the day’s theme, “Compassion Fatigue, Help for the Helper”, and a time for all attending organizations to learn more about what services and supports they provide.

> Register to attend Advocacy Day.
> Read more about the ADRC of the Capital Area.

Training Course: Intermediate Environmental Law

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
Travis County East Service Center
6011 Blue Bluff Road
Building A
Austin, Texas 78724

Learn about the growing problem of illegal dumping and other environmental crimes during the Capital Area Regional Environmental Task Force's (RETF) Intermediate Environmental Training Course. Certified instructors from various Texas agencies will provide insight and information about the growing problem of illegal dumping and other environmental crimes. Subject areas include investigations of public nuisance, storm water, and illegal dumping cases; environmental hazards remediation; illegal outdoor burning; and preparing a case report.  A $40 registration fee includes the cost of lunch and materials. TCOLE/Code Enforcement/Sanitarian/ continuing education credits are available for this course.

Registrants must complete the basic environmental course before they can enroll in this course.

Space is limited.

Registration ends Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

> Register for the course.
> Register for the basic environmental course.
> Learn about the RETF.
> Discover CAPCOG's Solid Waste Program.

Meeting: Capital Area Economic Development District

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018
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 Planning and Economic Development director.

Meeting: CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee

1:30-3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 155
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.

Striking a Balance Caregiver Conference: 17th Annual Conference

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
6505 N. IH 35
Austin, TX 78752
8 a.m. onsite registration | 8:30 a.m. doors open
9 a.m. welcome remarks | lunch is provided

> Register to attend Striking a Balance.

The 2018 Striking a Balance Caregiver Conference will bring together local resources and national speakers to aid and educate family caregivers about their own caregiving situations. The 17th annual conference will feature a keynote speaker and several breakout sessions on various caregiving topics that will be led by experts and volunteer leaders.

This conference is for nonprofessional caregivers. Respite care is available during the conference hours.

> Learn more about Striking a Balance.

> Read more about AAACAP.
> Discover AAACAP services for caregivers and older Americans.
> Learn about the AGE of Central Texas.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
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 Kate Barrett with questions.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Meeting Room
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 Kate Barrett with questions.

Board of Managers Meeting: Capital Area Emergency Communications District

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 (or upon adjournment of the 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 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: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
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 Kate Barrett with questions.

Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
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: Law Enforcement Education Committee

1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
CAPCOG - Pecan
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX  78744

The 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: Capital Area Economic Development District

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
CAPCOG - Pecan
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 Planning and Economic Development director.

Meeting: Central Texas Clean Air Coalition

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 (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 Division director.
> Learn more about the Clean Air Coalition.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
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 Kate Barrett with questions.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Jan. 3, 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 Kate Barrett with questions.