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2016 Officers Elected at Annual TARC Meeting 

At its Annual Meeting on October 2, 2015, TARC elected and installed its 2015-2016 officers. Those elected to the TARC Executive Committee are:

President – The Honorable Daniel Burkeen
County Judge, Limestone County
Heart of Texas Council of Governments

President Elect – The Honorable Thomas Cravey
County Judge, Camp County
East Texas Council of Governments

Vice President – The Honorable Jay Mayden
County Judge, Childress County
Panhandle Regional Planning Commission

Immediate Past President – The Honorable Wes Suiter
County Judge, Angelina County
Deep East Texas Council of Governments

Secretary & Executive Directors’ Council Chair – Mr. Russell Devorsky
Executive Director
Heart of Texas Council of Governments

Congratulations to our new officers! Thank you for your service. We look forward to working with you!

TARC Honors Four with Annual Awards

On October 2, 2015, TARC held its annual meeting in Austin. While there, TARC is pleased to have honored the following for their support of Texas’ councils of government and commitment to regionalism. On behalf of the regional councils across Texas, TARC would like to thank and congratulate all of our 2015 award recipients:

Al J. Notzon/Judge Jake Brisbin Jr. Regional Unity Award:
The Honorable Penny Redington, Executive Director, Texas Association of Regional Councils

Legislative Leadership Award:
The Honorable Eddie Lucio, Jr., Texas Senate, District 27 (Press Release)
The Honorable Joe Deshotel, Texas House of Representatives, District 22

State Agency Supporter:
Ms. Kelli Merriweather, Executive Director, Commission on State Emergency Communications

COG 50th Anniversary50th Anniversary Honored

In June, TARC was pleased to host a dinner honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Texas Regional Planning Act of 1965 and the creation of regionalism in Texas. Thank you to the friends, supporters and pioneers of Texas regionalism who were able to join us in celebrating this milestone. Click HERE to see photos from the event!

Thank you to all of those who joined us for the 2015 Aging in Texas Conference!

The Aging in Texas Conference (AiTC) is an annual gathering of individuals who work within the aging community. Designed for professionals from a range of community based settings, the AiTC promotes excellence in service delivery through the sharing of technical assistance, best practices and management tools with educational programming covering a variety of areas, this conference is beneficial to everyone involved with caring for Texas seniors- from administrators to service providers.

Power Point presentations from the 2015 Aging in Texas Conference have been posted. Presentations can be accessed by clicking the links in the schedule. Be sure to check back often! We will continue to add presentations as they are received.   

2015 AiTC Presentations

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The Texas Association of Regional Councils is the state organization of Texas' 24 regional councils of governments. With 2000 plus local government members, the regional councils of governments join local governments, as well as state, federal, and private partners, to provide cost-effective, better planned, and more accountable public services in each region of Texas.

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On The Calendar

February 3-5, 2016
TARC Bi-Annual Staff Training & Board of Directors’ Meeting
Hilton Austin Airport
Austin, TX  

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June 16-17, 2016
TARC Executive Directors’ Council & Board of Directors’ Meeting
Hilton Austin Airport
Austin, TX

September 21-23, 2016
TARC Bi-Annual Staff Training & Annual Board of Directors’ Meeting
Hilton Austin Airport
Austin, TX


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