Houston-Galveston Area Council

Houston-Galveston Area Council The Houston-Galveston Area Council is the region-wide voluntary association of local governments in the 13-county Gulf Coast Planning region of Texas.
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Its service area is 12,500 square miles and contains more than 6 million people.

Operating as usual

Happy Holidays from H-GAC! We wish everyone in the region a safe and joyous day!
12/25/2020

Happy Holidays from H-GAC! We wish everyone in the region a safe and joyous day!

The public comment period for the topics covered at the Fall 2020 Transportation Update public meeting is open until Jan...
12/23/2020

The public comment period for the topics covered at the Fall 2020 Transportation Update public meeting is open until Jan. 7, 2021. Missed the meeting? Watch the recording here: https://hgac.swagit.com/play/12032020-782

Did you miss our Fall 2020 Transportation Update public meeting on Dec.3? Listen to the recording at: https://hgac.swagi...
12/17/2020

Did you miss our Fall 2020 Transportation Update public meeting on Dec.3? Listen to the recording at: https://hgac.swagit.com/play/12032020-782

The public comment period is open for each of the meeting topics discussed until Jan. 7, 2021. For more information on how to make a public comment, read our news release at: h-gac.com/news-and-media/documents/H-GAC-Seeks-Community-Input-at-Fall-Transportation-2020-Update-Publc-Meeting.pdf

We're proud to partner with Firehouse Subs for our 10th annual Silver Santa holiday drive benefiting nursing home reside...
12/14/2020

We're proud to partner with Firehouse Subs for our 10th annual Silver Santa holiday drive benefiting nursing home residents. Check out our news release to find a Firehouse Subs near your where you can drop off a gift.http://h-gac.com/news-and-media/documents/H-GAC-Ombudsman-Program-Partners-with-Firehouse-Subs-for-Annual-Silver-Santa-Holiday-Drive-for-Nursing-Home-Residents.pdf

Sending our wishes of peace, joy, and happiness to all residents celebrating Hanukkah. May love and light fill your home...
12/11/2020

Sending our wishes of peace, joy, and happiness to all residents celebrating Hanukkah. May love and light fill your home and heart.

Help bring comfort and joy to the seniors in our community by participating in our Silver Santa holiday gift drive. Buy ...
12/09/2020

Help bring comfort and joy to the seniors in our community by participating in our Silver Santa holiday gift drive. Buy a gift from one of our registries at Walmart, Amazon, and Target.

Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/lists/view-events-registry-items?id=292d6d11-0d93-48b7-bcaa-77ce32e3a2fc
Target: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/giftgiver?registryId=58355dec3c9a40ec9aac7e006683a0df&lnk=registry_custom_url
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/wedding/silver-santa-2020-wish-list--december-2020/registry/30H8JZZ9AB6F2

H-GAC is hiring! View our open positions at h-gac.com/careers/default.aspx.
12/08/2020

H-GAC is hiring!
View our open positions at h-gac.com/careers/default.aspx.

Join us this evening at 6 p.m. for a virtual public meeting where we'll discuss important updates to the 2045 Regional T...
12/03/2020

Join us this evening at 6 p.m. for a virtual public meeting where we'll discuss important updates to the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan, our Congestion Management Process, and our Public Participation Plan.

For more information, visit: h-gac.com/transportation-public-outreach/mobility-and-transportation-upcoming-public-meetings.aspx

We are so thankful to serve this great region and all the people who live and work here. From our family to yours, have ...
11/26/2020

We are so thankful to serve this great region and all the people who live and work here. From our family to yours, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

The latest Region View newsletter is now online. Check out what's new in transportation at http://ow.ly/Vlre50CsG7A.
11/24/2020

The latest Region View newsletter is now online. Check out what's new in transportation at http://ow.ly/Vlre50CsG7A.

Texas leads the country in drunk driving deaths each year. This Thanksgiving, don’t become another statistic. Be safe. D...
11/21/2020

Texas leads the country in drunk driving deaths each year. This Thanksgiving, don’t become another statistic. Be safe. Don’t drive impaired. Call a ride.

We will conduct our Transportation Policy Council meeting today at 9:30 a.m. via teleconference and webinar. To join the...
11/20/2020

We will conduct our Transportation Policy Council meeting today at 9:30 a.m. via teleconference and webinar.

To join the meeting, visit http://h-gac.com/live/default.aspx

Save the date! H-GAC will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3 to discuss important transportation updates...
11/18/2020

Save the date!

H-GAC will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3 to discuss important transportation updates in our region. The main topics of discussion will be amendments to the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan, updates to the Congestion Management Process, and adding a virtual component to our Public Participation Plan. Bookmark our calendar listing and check back frequently for updates: http://h-gac.com/calendar/event-details.aspx?id=-1999996189

Our annual Silver Santa holiday gift drive is under way! Help us bring holiday cheer to seniors in our community by dona...
11/17/2020

Our annual Silver Santa holiday gift drive is under way! Help us bring holiday cheer to seniors in our community by donating a gift from one of our registries at Walmart, Amazon, and Target.

Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/lists/view-events-registry-items?id=292d6d11-0d93-48b7-bcaa-77ce32e3a2fc

Target: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/giftgiver?registryId=58355dec3c9a40ec9aac7e006683a0df&lnk=registry_custom_url

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/wedding/silver-santa-2020-wish-list--december-2020/registry/30H8JZZ9AB6F2

Our H-GAC Board of Directors meeting is happening TODAY at 10 a.m. View the agenda and listen in at: h-gac.com/board-of-...
11/17/2020

Our H-GAC Board of Directors meeting is happening TODAY at 10 a.m. View the agenda and listen in at: h-gac.com/board-of-directors/

Exciting things are happening at H-GAC. Find out what's happening at next week's Board of Directors meeting happening at...
11/12/2020

Exciting things are happening at H-GAC. Find out what's happening at next week's Board of Directors meeting happening at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Happy Veterans Day! To all our heroes who served and their families, we thank you.
11/11/2020

Happy Veterans Day! To all our heroes who served and their families, we thank you.

Medicare open enrollment is under way. As the local State Health Insurance Assistance Program for Austin, Brazoria, Cham...
11/10/2020

Medicare open enrollment is under way. As the local State Health Insurance Assistance Program for Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton counties, the Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging has certified staff ready to help Medicare beneficiaries understand their plan options without having to leave their home.

For more information about Medicare benefits counseling services, please call the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-437-7396.

#medicare #seniorcitizens #aging #medicarebenefits #openenrollment

On November 17, there will be an interactive, virtual GIS day experience for students and professionals across the state...
11/09/2020

On November 17, there will be an interactive, virtual GIS day experience for students and professionals across the state of Texas! The high school student-specific events will be held on Tuesday, November 17 and are FREE. For more information on the event and how to attend, please visit https://txgisday.org/

This event is made possible through the partnership of ATX GIS Day, Houston Area GIS Day, SWIGGIS, Texas A&M, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Austin, and URISA Texas.

The 9th annual Hiring Red, White, & You! job fair starts TOMORROW, Nov. 5! Check out this great article by Career Addict...
11/04/2020
What to Wear to a Video Interview: The Dos and Don'ts

The 9th annual Hiring Red, White, & You! job fair starts TOMORROW, Nov. 5! Check out this great article by Career Addict on picking the perfect outfit for your live chat with employers: https://www.careeraddict.com/wear-video-interview. Not registered yet? There’s still time!

Visit https://wrksolutions2.easyvirtualfair.com/prefair/ to register today. #HireAVeteran #FindaJob #AdvanceMyCareer

Prepare a winning outfit for your next video interview by following these dress code dos and don'ts.

Medicare open enrollment is under way. As the local State Health Insurance Assistance Program for Austin, Brazoria, Cham...
11/04/2020

Medicare open enrollment is under way. As the local State Health Insurance Assistance Program for Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton counties, the Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging has certified staff ready to help Medicare beneficiaries understand their plan options without having to leave their home.

For more information about Medicare benefits counseling services, please call the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-437-7396.

It's Election Day! Cast your ballot and then register for the 9th annual Hiring, Red, White & You! job fair, which start...
11/03/2020

It's Election Day! Cast your ballot and then register for the 9th annual Hiring, Red, White & You! job fair, which starts this Thursday, Nov. 5. Register at: https://wrksolutions2.easyvirtualfair.com/prefair/.

Then visit www.wrksolutions.com/HRWY for several resources to help make the most of your virtual job fair experience. #HireAVeteran #FindaJob #AdvanceMyCareer

The final veterans workshop for preparing for the 9th annual Hiring Red, White, & You! job fair takes place TOMORROW, No...
11/02/2020

The final veterans workshop for preparing for the 9th annual Hiring Red, White, & You! job fair takes place TOMORROW, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. Find out what to expect at a virtual hiring event and what it takes to make a great impression on employers. Visit https://www.tvc.texas.gov/ to register for a workshop.

#HireAVeteran #VetResource #AdvanceMyCareer

Building your network is fundamental for career success.  Live chat with employers across the region at the 9th annual H...
10/23/2020

Building your network is fundamental for career success. Live chat with employers across the region at the 9th annual Hiring Red, White, & You! job fair on Nov. 5 and 6. Learn more at www.wrksolutions.com/HRWY and register now at https://wrksolutions2.easyvirtualfair.com/prefair/.

#WorkforceSolutions #HireAVeteran #AdvanceMyCareer #veteransday #supportourtroops #texasjobs

We will conduct our Transportation Policy Council (TPC) meeting today, Friday, October 23, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. via telecon...
10/23/2020

We will conduct our Transportation Policy Council (TPC) meeting today, Friday, October 23, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. via teleconference and webinar.

To join the meeting, visit http://h-gac.com/live/default.aspx

Don't forget to join us tonight!
10/22/2020

Don't forget to join us tonight!

The H-GAC Transportation Policy Council established a work group to develop a memorandum of understanding between the key cooperating entities on the project that will showcase their commitment to ongoing discussions regarding the North Houston Highway Improvement Project’s design, opportunities for increased transit, and mitigating community impacts.

To ensure the final version of the memorandum of understanding is effective, meaningful, and properly addresses the framework for future planning processes, please join us on October 22 for an overview of the memorandum and opportunity to provide feedback.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

For details on how to join the listening session, visit http://h-gac.com/north-houston-highway-improvement-project/

The 9th annual Hiring Red, White, & You! job fair is going virtual for a live two-day event. Veterans and their spouses ...
10/21/2020

The 9th annual Hiring Red, White, & You! job fair is going virtual for a live two-day event. Veterans and their spouses will join us on Nov. 5 and the event is open for all on Nov. 6. Register now and tag a veteran.
https://wrksolutions2.easyvirtualfair.com/prefair/

#HRWY2020 #HireAVeteran #WorkforceSolutions #JobSearch

The H-GAC Transportation Policy Council established a work group to develop a memorandum of understanding between the ke...
10/20/2020

The H-GAC Transportation Policy Council established a work group to develop a memorandum of understanding between the key cooperating entities on the project that will showcase their commitment to ongoing discussions regarding the North Houston Highway Improvement Project’s design, opportunities for increased transit, and mitigating community impacts.

To ensure the final version of the memorandum of understanding is effective, meaningful, and properly addresses the framework for future planning processes, please join us on October 22 for an overview of the memorandum and opportunity to provide feedback.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

For details on how to join the listening session, visit http://h-gac.com/north-houston-highway-improvement-project/

Address

3555 Timmons Ln, Ste 120
Houston, TX
77027

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(713) 627-3200

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