Administrative Services supports MRGDC’s program divisions by providing expertise in finance, human resources, membership, information technology, compliance and procurement services.
AREA AGENCY ON AGING
Area Agency on Aging serves older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers with a variety of services and supports throughout the region. It works to ensure people can maintain their best quality of life in the environment of their choosing. It also operates the Aging and Disability Resource Center, which connects people with the support programs that can assist them.
COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Community and Economic Development guides strategic regional and local planning efforts by compiling and interpreting data. It supports local governments with a high level of technical skills and capabilities in the realms of community and economic development and planning as it relates to analysis and interrupting data.
Emergency Communications provides critical infrastructure — primary and redundant networks, 9-1-1 communications equipment and mapping — to support call processing that ensures 9-1-1 systems remain operational. The division also provides technical planning, tele-communicator and 9-1- 1 management training, and 9-1-1 public education materials to 31 public safety answering points (PSAPs).
Homeland Security supports local communities in planning, organizing, and responding to natural and man-made disasters by providing training and coordination, regional tools, and funding focused on preparedness, response and recovery activities.
REGIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
Regional Law Enforcement Academy provides local peace officers and prospective peace officers with the necessary and advanced training needed to thrive in a law enforcement career. The academy also serves the educational and training needs of county correctional officers and emergency tele-communicators — alongside the Emergency Communications Division.
REGIONAL PLANNING & SERVICES
Regional Planning and Services supports air quality and natural resources planning, commuter programs and other regional planning efforts by providing researched analyses, coordinating policy discussions, conducting community outreach. It also coordinates a number of GIS services throughout the 10-county region.
2-1-1 Texas is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services provided by nonprofit organizations and government agencies available in your own community. When you dial 2-1-1, you will talk to a trained certified information specialist who has access to comprehensive database listings of nearly all health and human services that exists across Texas.