March 1, 2018
Administration
Sign Up: Board Orientation
Board members of the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG), Intermodal Transportation Policy Committee (ITPC), 9-1-1 ACOG and the Garber-Wellington Association Policy Committee (GWPC), along with other  local, elected officials and area city managers are invited to attend ACOG orientation. Two sessions are available. The first is  3 - 5 p.m., Thursday, March 8. The second is  10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Thursday, March 29. 

Among the staff briefings will be presentations on the following: 
  • Overview of ACOG: History and Mission 
  • 9-1-1 ACOG 
  • Transportation and Planning Services including BPAC, APTAC, ITTC, ITPC, Air Quality, Clean Cities and more
  • Finance and Administration 
  • Public Relations, Public Affairs, Public Involvement
  • Community and Economic Development 
  • Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Program 
  • Water Resources

Public Affairs
Legislative Issues
Click here to view ACOG's latest report on legislative issues. Key concerns include  elimination of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) in the new White House budget proposal. 

ACOG houses the Central Oklahoma Economic Development District, an EDA designation the agency earned in 2013. ACOG staff are available to provide technical assistance on EDA grant applications. In addition, we are currently managing the RFP process to update the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). 

Click here to view a fact sheet on EDA from the National Association of Development Organization, which is currently advocating for EDA with federal lawmakers.

Look Central Oklahoma Clean Cities  Legislative and Policy Update later this week on the ACOG blog

Energy and Environment
Clean Cities Stakeholder Meeting
The Central Oklahoma Clean Cities Coalition will hold their next stakeholder meeting 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., March 27, at the University of Oklahoma Transportation Operations Center, Norman. 

Proterra, an electric transit bus company, will visit with staff at Cleveland Area Rapid Transit (CART), and open up the demo to a limited number of stakeholders. Space is limited to 20. Click here to register now

For more information about Clean Cities, contact Eric Pollard, Clean Cities Manager, epollard@acogok.org. 

Advocacy
GIS Day at the Capitol 
The 24th Annual GIS Day at the Capitol is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6. Join dozens of public and private agencies, including ACOG, in the 2nd and 4th floor rotundas to celebrate the power of GIS. The event will highlight for legislators how GIS technology is used as a decision-making tool throughout the state. 

For more information, please contact Shellie Willoughby at shellie.willoughby@conservation.ok.gov.
  

Advocacy
9-1-1 Day at the Capitol
Emergency communications leaders from across the state, including staff in ACOG's 9-1-1 Divisoin, will gather Tuesday, March 6, for 9-1-1 Day at the Capitol. The primary purpose of the event is to educate lawmakers about Oklahoma's 9-1-1 capabilities and needs. 

For more information, please contact Brent Hawkinson, Director, 9-1-1 & Public Safety Division, ACOG, bhawkinson@acogok.org. 

Advocacy
Municipal Government   
The Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) will host Municipal Government Day at the State Capitol, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 27. Highlights include: 
  • Program in Governor's Blue Room "If I Were Mayor ..." Essay Winners Announced 
  • Update on Legislative Issues Affecting Municipalities
  • Lobbying 101 
  • Meet with Your Legislators 
  • Observe the House and Senate in Action
For more information, please contact Sarah Lingenfelter, sarah@oml.org. 


APCO Public Safety Telecommunicator I, 7th Edition
Recent Posts & Presentations
February Board Meeting Canceled
Due to severe weather, the February ACOG Board meeting was canceled. The ACOG Board of Directors, 9-1-1 ACOG Board of Directors and the Intermodal Transportation Policy Committee will meet for their next regularly scheduled meeting,
March 29
Open Streets: Save the Date
Open Streets OKC will take place Sunday, April 8, on Northwest 23rd Street between Robinson and Western Avenues, as well as throughout the Paseo Arts District. 

Open Streets Norman is planned for the following Sunday, April 15. More details will be shared in ACOG's April newsletter. 
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