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Air Quality Program manager earns Clean Air Force award
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Clean Air Force of Central Texas recognized Anton Cox, CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program manager, in early November with its Clean Air Hero award for his contributions to significantly improving air quality. The Clean Air Force also recognized Austin ISD and

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DPS appoints CAPCOG homeland director to state council
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CAPCOG Homeland Security Director, Martin Ritchey, has been appointed by the Department of Public Safety – Homeland Security to the Public Sector Advisory Council. The council advises the governor or the governor’s designee on homeland security issues relevant to the

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CAPCOG names Simon Regional Planning, Services director
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CAPCOG has promoted Charles Simon to Regional Planning and Services director in September; he brings 34 years of local planning and economic development experience and a passion for collaboration and local community involvement to the role. Simon will oversee CAPCOG’s

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Aging services’ Care Coordination Program aids with fall prevention at home
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National Falls Prevention Week came and went in September, but the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area’s (AAACAP) Care Coordination Program works year-round to help older adults take a stand and be mobile in their homes by making

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CAPCOG readies 2023 imagery project, 2022’s goes public
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Access to the newest aerial imagery could mean the difference in seeing a new road, house or neighborhood by a first responder, so CAPCOG is providing local emergency communication centers (EECs) access to more frequently updated aerial imagery in 2023

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CAPCOG begins outreach for criminal justice grant season
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CAPCOG will kick off the region’s criminal justice grant process with two stakeholder meetings — an in-person meeting at CAPCOG at 10 a.m. October 13 and a virtual meeting at 10 a.m. October 14. The meetings will provide input for

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CAPCOG, Llano County complete transportation & economic development plan

CAPCOG and Llano County completed the Llano County Transportation and Economic Plan Update in August highlighting findings that illustrate unique characteristics of the county that can influence the county’s growth and implications for its transportation infrastructure and economy. This updates

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CAPCOG homeland security team leads talks at annual TDEM conference
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Showcasing CAPCOG’s preparedness expertise, the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division’s staff spoke about community and family recovery, operational continuity, congregate shelter operations, and the role of crisis information systems during the annual Texas Division of Emergency Management Conference held the first

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Texas NENA elects CAPCOG’s Pamela Frisk Vice President
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Members of the Texas National Emergency Number Association (NENA) during the Texas Public Safety Conference in April nominated and elected Pamela Frisk, CAPCOG’s 9-1-1 senior training and public education specialist, to serve as the association’s vice president. The organization promotes

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AAACAP helps older-adult families with COVID-19 needs
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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), a CAPCOG division, provided more than 250 older-adult families or individuals from across the region with financial assistance to help meet their basic needs during the COVID-19 pandemic’s first two

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