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New CAPCOG Executive Committee members elect officers

The newly elected CAPCOG Executive Committee, which conducts COG business regarding budgets, contracts, and general policies and procedures for operating the agency, met for the first time on January 8 and elected it officers for the 2020 year. San Marcos

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White gets CAPCOG Palmer award, CAPCOG gives air awards

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Long-time Solid Waste Advisory Committee member, Jon White, received the 2019 Phill Palmer Volunteer Award during its annual membership meeting. White, who is Travis County’s Natural Resources & Environmental Quality Division director and the current SWAC Chair, has provided vast

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New CAPCOG website brings more info to members, partners

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CAPCOG recently launched its new website at to improve the organization of information, make it easier to navigate, and to update the overall appearance. “CAPCOG programs are used by a variety of people throughout the region from a city planner seeking

Criminal Justice Program wants input on 2021 priorities

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The CAPCOG Criminal Justice Program is seeking input from community stakeholders around the ten-county region as it begins the planning process for the Office of the Governor’s (OOG) Plan Year 2021 funding cycle. The gathered input will assist in drafting

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Nominations open for CAPCOG Executive Committee board

CAPCOG will begin accepting nominations on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 from eligible city and county elected officials who would like to serve on CAPCOG’s Executive Committee, the board that has oversight for the agency’s operations. To be eligible, an interested

RLEA keeps officers informed with State and Federal Updates

The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy is offering its first new State and Federal Law Updates courses for the new biennium throughout September to give officers a jump on learning how regulatory changes from 86th Texas Legislative session will affect

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Age Well Live Well events showcase older residents

The Age Well Live Well East Austin collaborative invites the public to celebrate East Austin’s unique history, as told by older residents, by attending one of three East Austin Story Map presentation and resource fairs this September. The resource fairs

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CAPCOG equips communities with 9-1-1 educational materials

National Night Out, an annual campaign for making neighborhoods safer through community and police partnerships, traditionally occurs the first Tuesday in October for Texas cities. To help residents understand the role of emergency telecommunicators in that partnership, CAPCOG is supplying

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CAPCOG holds threat identification, evacuation workshops

The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division will host three courses in September to train peace officers, emergency managers and other local government officials about identifying potential acts of terrorism and preparing to evacuate communities during large scale natural and man-made disasters.

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First responders train for shooter, explosion during exercise

More than 40 emergency response agencies and 350 public safety personnel from across the region responded to an active shooter, improvised explosion device and radiological dispersion device incidents during the region’s full-scale exercise in February. The training is the region’s

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