Ad Hoc Outreach Committee

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m., November 8, 2000

Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
Item
No.
Subject Public Hearing
Agenda Item No.
  Approval of the Committee Minutes from the previous meeting held May 28, 2003.  
  Summary of Minutes  
1. Chairman's Charges (Oral Presentation) Committee Only
2. Statewide and Regional Outreach Initiative Update
Staff: Bob Murphy
Committee Only
3. Other Business  

Summary of Minutes
Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
Ad Hoc Outreach Committee

April 5, 2000

NO MEETING HELD ON AUGUST 30, 2000

NO MEETING HELD ON MAY 31, 2000

SUMMARY OF THE APRIL 5, 2000 MEETING ATTACHED FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL.

BE IT REMEMBERED that heretofore on the 5th day of April 2000, there came on to be heard matters under the regulatory authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission of Texas, in the commission hearing room of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Headquarters complex, Austin, Travis County, Texas, beginning at p.m. to wit:

I. COMMISSION ATTENDANCE:

Al Henry, Chair
Mark Watson, Jr.
Carol Dinkins
Ernest Angelo, Jr.
Nolan Ryan
Dick Heath
Katharine Armstrong Idsal
Lee Bass (absent)

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes were overlooked.

III. THE FOLLOWING ITEM WAS PRESENTED FOR COMMISSION REVIEW:

1. BRIEFING – Outreach Initiative Status Report

Presenter: Dr. Larry McKinney

The Commission was informed on outreach program initiatives. Reaching new audiences, particularly those within inner cities and those not engaged in the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) program, philosophies or services.

Staff addressed education and outreach at the statewide level focusing on effective strategies to reach new audiences. Establish regional pilots which will help work with those who are already involved in bringing kids outdoors; who have establish partnerships in those areas; and who already espouse our mission, our goals, our objectives and some of our programs at our facilities. Team up with "Outdoor Kids" (OK) and expanding "Community Outdoor Outreach Program" (COOP) to get the people hooked on the Texas Outdoors.

Ms. Lewis introduced the Outreach program with the history of the program discussing the target areas: Houston area - $150,000; the Dallas area - $130,000; and San Antonio - $42,307.

Develop the COOP program as a pilot program—to increase grant-writing efforts by have more workshops in these regional areas.

IV. OTHER BUSINESS: None

V. ADJOURNMENT: Outreach Committee session concluded at 5:27p.m.; however, the committees stood in recess until April 6, 2000.

Note: The full transcript is on file and available for your review. It is also available for review at our web site: www.tpwd.state.tx.us – click on About TPW.

SUMMARY OF MINUTES
TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION

AD HOC OUTREACH COMMITTEE

January 19, 2000

BE IT REMEMBERED that heretofore on the 19th day of January 2000, there came on to be heard matters under the regulatory authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission of Texas, in the commission hearing room of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Headquarters complex, Austin, Travis County, Texas, beginning at 3:38 p.m. to wit:

I. COMMISSION ATTENDANCE:

Lee M. Bass, Chair
Mark Watson, Jr.
Carol E. Dinkins
Al Henry
Katharine Armstrong Idsal
Nolan Ryan
Ernest Angelo, Jr.
John Avila, Jr.
Dick Heath ( absent)

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: New Committee - no minutes.

III. THE FOLLOWING ITEM WAS PRESENTED FOR COMMISSION REVIEW:

1. BRIEFING - New Expanded Outreach Program

Presenter: Bob Cook

Review past and current TPW outreach efforts/programs and additional Outreach funding by the Legislature
Discuss the elements of the Community outdoor Outreach Program, including staff and their specific role
Explain identified goals/needs for increased emphasis on outreach to youth and better coordination of all outreach efforts
Discuss the responsibilities of an Outreach Coordinator position as currently envisioned; provide time line
Request that the Commissioners provide feedback regarding this effort
IV. OTHER BUSINESS: None

V. ADJOURNMENT: 03:55 p.m.


Committee Agenda Item No. 1
Presenter: Andrew Sansom

Outreach and Education Committee
Chairman's Charges
November 2001

(This item will be an oral presentation.)


Committee Agenda Item No. 2
Presenter: Bob Murphy

Ad Hoc Outreach Committee
Briefing
Statewide and Regional Outreach Initiative Update
November 2000

I. DISCUSSION: This briefing provides the Committee with an update on agency efforts to implement a comprehensive statewide and regional outreach effort including the following strategies:

  1. Planning, staffing and coordination of regional outreach efforts in Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth and San Antonio
  2. Organization of staff around a department-wide outreach theme such as "Outdoor Kids"
  3. Contracts for services with intermediary outreach groups and summer pilot accomplishments in Houston and Dallas
  4. Continued funding of Community Outdoor Outreach Program grants
  5. Coordination with planning at Sheldon Lake State Park (Houston) , Cedar Hill State Park (Dallas) and at Government Canyon (San Antonio)

A department-wide supplemental has been approved to hire regional specialists to direct outreach efforts in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Resource Protection and Education staff organization has been realigned to coordinate the statewide outreach strategic plan including these regional efforts. Outreach efforts will be coordinated across divisions via the existing Education (and Outreach) Team. A recap of planning efforts and contracted services, including the successes of regional pilots in Houston and Dallas, will be provided. Status of outreach efforts to be included in planning efforts at Sheldon Lake SP, Cedar Hill SP and Government Canyon SNA will be discussed.


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