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June 2017

TARC e-Learning: The Environmental and Historic Preservation Review Process

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This presentation will go over FEMA’s environmental and historic preservation (EHP) review process, which applies to all of FEMA’s grant programs including Public Assistance grants following a disaster, Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants that promote resiliency, and preparedness grants under various programs such as the Homeland Security Grant Program and Port Security Grant Program.  The presentation will discuss the laws and regulations governing FEMA’s review, and will offer some tips to help expedite the EHP review process. For more information on…

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July 2017

2017 Aging in Texas Conference

July 12 @ 8:00 am - July 14 @ 12:00 pm

For more information, visit AgingInTexasConference.org.  

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TARC e-Learning: Bicycle Tourism Trails Study

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The TxDOT Public Transportation Division (TxDOT-PTN) Bicycle and Pedestrian Program and its consultant, CH2M, are working with their Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) to conduct a Bicycle Tourism Trails Study (BTTS). The goal of this study is to identify a proposed statewide network of bikeways. During this webinar, TxDOT and CH2M staff will provide regional councils an outline of the BTTS and discuss how, using an interactive, online map, regions can provide valuable input on the proposed plan. Following the webinar, regions…

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August 2017

TARC e-Learning: Emergency Preparedness on a Budget

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this webinar, the presenter will encourage participants to "think outside the box" when it comes to community preparedness education.  Participants will learn how to promote community preparedness on a budget. Best practices and resources on community preparedness education endeavors will be shared. Topics of discussion include: cost-effective ways to promote community preparedness resources for community preparedness materials effective practices based on target audience For more information on this webinar, contact Kimberly Lile.

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September 2017

TARC Bi-Annual Staff Training & Annual Board of Directors Meeting

September 20 - September 22
Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 Hotel Dr
Austin, TX 78719 United States

To register for the meeting, click here. For hotel reservations, click here. If you need assistance making your reservation, please contact Kim at klile@txregionalcouncil.org

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October 2017

TARC e-Learning: Updates from the HHS Office of Area Agencies on Aging

October 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

In this webinar, staff from the Texas Health and Human Services Office of Area Agencies on Aging will provide guidance and updates on recent program changes affecting service delivery and financial monitoring. Topics of discussion include: Monitoring schedule Closeout overview Risk assessment updates Complaint tracking For more information on this webinar, contact Kimberly Lile.

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November 2017

TARC e-Learning: Retention Strategies when Pocketbooks are Tight

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this webinar participants will learn effective strategies for retaining talented staff. Topics of discussion will include impactful day-to-day management practices; ideas for low/no cost rewards; accessible training & development opportunities; and tips for conducting “stay” interviews & employee engagement surveys. For more information on this webinar, contact Kimberly Lile.

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TARC e-Learning: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Resources for Local Governments

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come hear about the U.S. Department of Energy’s resources for local leaders. In particular, you will hear about the Better Communities Alliance (BCA), a collaboration with local government leaders, businesses, and institutions to improve the prosperity of American communities through clean energy technologies and solutions and the Outdoor Lighting Toolkit. Over a two and half year period, three states, six regional energy networks, and 16 cities committed to converting 1.3 million street lights with an expected annual savings of $48…

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December 2017

TARC e-Learning: Disaster Planning for Disabled Populations

December 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

During this webinar, participants will get a brief introduction to disability integration. This session will discuss what disability integration in emergency management is and why it is important. Attendees will also hear information about frameworks, potential partners, strategies, and resources available to assist in integrating the needs of people with disabilities and other access and functional needs into emergency management activities. For more information on this webinar, contact Kimberly Lile.

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TARC e-Learning: Policy Updates from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this webinar, staff from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) will provide updates on potential federal policy changes impacting AAAs. Participants will also be educated on Administration on Community Living (ACL) program initiatives. This webinar is intended for AAAs and host agency leadership. or more information on this webinar, contact Kimberly Lile.

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