The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved the appointment of Commissioner Terry Cook, Precinct 1, to the Central Texas Clean Air Coalition on January 31, 2017.
The Central Texas Clean Air Coalition (CAC) of the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) is a voluntary association of organizations that support the regional effort toward improvement of air quality in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties. Members of the Coalition support the regional effort toward improvement of air quality in central Texas.
“I am excited to be a member of an organization dedicated to studying issues and making recommendations to improve our air quality,” said Commissioner Cook. “The work of this group is critical to sustaining our area’s quality of life today and in the future.”
The purpose of the CAC is to:
- Develop, adopt, and implement clean air plans to achieve and maintain compliance with federal ground-level ozone standards.
- Establish and monitor a regional effort toward the improvement of air quality.
- Develop policies and strategies that will provide guidance for each of its independent governing bodies about actions that will achieve clean air in Central Texas.
- Work& cooperatively to achieve clean air standards that will protect public health ;while allowing local governments the flexibility to select measures best-suited to each community’s needs and resources.
- Provide the CAPCOG executive committee recommendations for administering funding provided by local sources to support the regional air quality plan or program implementation.
Commissioner Cook’s appointment will terminate December 31, 2017. There is no limit as to the number of times a representative may be reappointed.