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.

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Community Development & Government

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En cada comunidad, varias personas y organismos trabajan juntos para redactar y poner en practica el plan local de gestion de emergencias. Entre ellos se encuentran los funcionarios electos, los departamentos gubernamentales (por ejemplo, la division de carreteras y puentes del condado), las agencias (por ejemplo, la oficina del sheriff del condado) y otros grupos […]

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Public Improvement Districts (PIDs) are becoming more prevalent across Texas. Given recent changes to real estate transaction notice requirements, a firm understanding of PIDs, their benefits, and how they impact the real estate transaction is vital to the success of real estate professionals. A PID represents a partnership agreement between a municipality or county and […]

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Many city officials may not be aware of the underutilized benefits of parkland dedication ordinances. This publication expands on Parkland Dedication Ordinances in Texas: A Missed Opportunity and discusses best practices for establishing or revising parkland dedication ordinances. (108 pages)

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.
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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.

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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 intended for local elected officials and others interested in natural resource planning, positive land use, open space preservation, green infrastructure, elevation, or buyout-related activities.

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This course is intended for local elected officials and others interested in natural resource planning, positive land use, flood insurance rate maps, and effective floodplain management.

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This course is intended for local elected officials and others interested in natural resource planning, positive land use, flood insurance rate maps, and effective floodplain management.

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