Community Development & Government

We provide educational resources, workshops and technical assistance to communities throughout Texas, promoting the development of individual abilities and community support for creating and growing businesses, jobs, wealth and income.

Related Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications

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Community Development & Government

Publications

Publication

This 2-page publication covers how your local emergency management officials have prepared to respond to disasters in your community, whether they occur naturally, man-made, or are the result of a national threat.

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Esta publicación de dos páginas cubre cómo los funcionarios locales de manejo de emergencias se han preparado para responder a los desastres en su comunidad, ya sea que ocurran de forma natural, provocados por el hombre o sean el resultado de una amenaza nacional.

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A disaster can be stressful for many people and can lead to mental and emotional disruption. At the moment, stress may be "good," in that it helps people focus, respond, and react to what is going on around them. Although, prolonged stress after a disaster- commonly referred to as post-disaster stress-is bad for human physical, […]

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

The V.G. Young Institute of County Government, part of The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, provides continuing education for elected county officials across Texas.

Program

Texas Rural Leadership Program provides adult leadership and community development for rural individuals, communities, organizations, and regions.

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TALL is a comprehensive, two-year leadership enhancement study program of agricultural policies and environmental issues for emerging leaders in Texas agriculture.

Courses

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This course is for anyone working with the general public and has been approved by the Texas State Association for Fire and Emergency Districts (SAFE-D) for 1 hour of continuing education credit. Participants will review the basics of ethics and receive guidance to base decisions upon when faced with ethical issues.

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This course is designed to explain the purpose of Special Inventory and give an overview of the process.

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The county tax office serves almost every resident of their county – every property owner, every auto owner, and many others. Providing effective customer service to all taxpayers promotes the public’s trust in the tax office as the first point of contact for the taxing entities they serve.

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  • Course

    This course is for anyone working with the general public and has been approved by the Texas State Association for Fire and Emergency Districts (SAFE-D) for 1 hour of continuing education credit. Participants will review the basics of ethics and receive guidance to base decisions upon when faced with ethical issues.

  • Course

    This course is designed to explain the purpose of Special Inventory and give an overview of the process.

  • Course

    The county tax office serves almost every resident of their county – every property owner, every auto owner, and many others. Providing effective customer service to all taxpayers promotes the public’s trust in the tax office as the first point of contact for the taxing entities they serve.

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    This 1-hour course covers the 7 tenets of the Code of Ethics and Sections 94.70, 94.71, 94.72 and 94.73 of the Property Tax Administrative Rules. This course has been approved by the Property Tax Assistance Division of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for all property tax professionals.

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    This course is for anyone working with the general public and has been approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) for one continuing education credit. Participants will review the basics of ethics and receive guidance to base decisions upon when faced with ethical issues.

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