H-GAC Webinars

H-GAC routinely hosts webinars on regional matters such as transportation and mobility, community and environmental initiatives, business and economic development, public safety, workforce solutions, and aging and disability programs. Attend one of our upcoming webinars or view recordings of past webinars to learn about programs and initiatives happening in your community and how you can get involved.

Upcoming Webinars

There are no upcoming webinars at this time.

Past Webinars - Business and Economic Development

The economy continues to boom in the Houston-Galveston region. To boost economic growth in our communities, H-GAC provides small business loans that lead to job creation and federal economic development grants.

Our Workforce Solutions team supports employers and employees by providing job matching assistance, veteran employment services, summer jobs for youth, apprenticeships, adult education and literacy programs.

Description

The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused the greatest economic disruption in decades. The Economic Development Administration is providing $268 million in grant funding to Texas and the surrounding States through the CARES Act to support job creation and bolster economic recovery. Learn how your community can access this grant funding for economic development.

  • Jeffery Sjostrom of the Galveston Economic Development Partnership will demonstrate how the City of Galveston has leveraged Economic Development Administration funding to speed economic recovery.
  • Jason Wilson of the Economic Development Administration will discuss the CARES Act funding available and their criteria for making investments.
  • Joshua Owens of the Gulf Coast Economic Development District will present on the application process and the information you will need to submit a competitive application.

Webinar Contact

Joshua Owens
Joshua.Owens@h-gac.com
832-681-2613

Description

Workforce Solutions - Resource for Employers Town Hall

Webinar Contact

Michael Guiterrez
michael.guiterrez@wrksolutions.com
713-595-2408

Past Webinar - Brown Bag Lunch Series

Description

Brenda Bustillos, transportation engineer at the Texas Department of Transportation, discussed ConnectSmart at the latest Brown Bag webinar, held on Monday, Aug. 17.

ConnectSmart, a federally-funded program, aims to deploy the latest transportation technologies to change the way people think about traveling in the Greater Houston region. The program will culminate in an app scheduled to launch in 2021. This app would act as a single platform for users to plan out trips to work, events, or to run errands; view all types of transportation options available to them along their route (including carpooling, transit, and bike share options); and receive real-time information about traffic conditions. It would also include incentives for travelers to adopt alternative forms of transportation and a seamless pay feature allowing them to pay in advance for all the transportation options they plan to use in their trip.

TxDOT and transportation planners in the region would use data from the app to better understand traffic patterns and driving habits in the region, which would in turn help them better plan logistics for large events such as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, increase safety in road construction work zones, and identify key areas to deploy new multi-modal transportation systems.

Webinar Contact

Francis Rodriguez
Francis.Rodriguez@h-gac.com
713-993-2437

Speaker

Lauren Grove, Transportation Planner - City of Houston (Vision Zero)

Description

Vision Zero Houston is a comprehensive and holistic approach to safer streets that supports the common good and enhances the quality of life for all Houstonians.

Webinar Contact

Francis Rodriguez
Francis.rodriguez@h-gac.com
7139932437

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Past Webinars - Community

Community programs are essential to the well-being of our residents and enhance people’s everyday lives. H-GAC’s core community programs focus on the welfare of our aging population, meals and rides for the elderly, walkways and bike paths to employment centers, access to safe drinking water, and reduced pollution in the region’s waterways.

Our programs make the region a better place to live for all of our communities.

Description

In light of the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding Coronavirus, COVID-19, learn how to keep your business connected virtually with tips on teleworking, virtual meeting spaces, cybersecurity, and team engagement.

Webinar Contact

Deborah Mayfield
Commutesolutions@h-gac.com

Description

The Bringing Back Main Street initiative offers local communities a place to share best practices and engage in a regional dialogue about revitalizing and supporting vibrant downtown spaces. Each quarter, community leaders gather for a roundtable on topics ranging from small business support to sidewalk infrastructure.

Webinar Contact

Cheryl Mergo
cheryl.mergo@h-gac.com

Description

H-GAC's solid waste workshops focus on in-depth studies of different topics each quarter.

Webinar Contact

Andrea Tantillo
andrea.tantillo@h-gac.com

Past Webinars - Mobility

Everyday we use our transportation system to travel to work, take our children to school, shop for groceries, and visit the doctor. Safe and efficient travel is essential to the region’s quality of life, the protection of our environment, and robust economic growth.

Through a coordinated effort with our transportation partners, H-GAC’s transportation team prioritizes spending on regional transportation projects with a focus on safety, efficiency, reliability now and for future generations.

Description

Jamila Owens, manager of the H-GAC Travel Demand Management program, provided an in-depth snapshot of the state of telework in our region.

Webinar Contact

Jamila Owens
Commutesolutions@h-gac.com