Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

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Steve Adler
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Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Post by Steve Adler »

Colleagues,
By ordinance, at the first Work Session of the year, we have a discussion about council committees and intergovernmental appointments. Please come to the January 25, 2022 work session with your committee appointment interests.

As a reminder, per Ordinance 20180510-019:

- Council Members will select the council committees on which they will serve (anyone can choose to serve on any committee).
- If more than five council members desire to serve on any committee, that committee will be a committee of the whole.
- Any Council Member may sit in and participate in any and all committee meetings, even if not a member of the committee.
- The terms are one year, but council may consider changes to council committee membership at any council work session.
- In consultation with the council, I am to designate a chair and vice-chair of each council committee
- After the committee selection, I am to file a list of committee membership with the city clerk.

The current Council Committees are:
- Audit and Finance Committee
- Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee (Committee of the whole)
- Austin Water Oversight Committee
- Health and Human Services Committee
- Housing and Planning Committee
- Mobility Committee
- Public Safety Committee

The current Intergovernmental Appointments can be found here: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 110319.pdf


If any Council Members have an interest in stepping down from a current committee or intergovernmental appointment and/or have an interest in newly joining any of these committees or getting a new intergovernmental appointment, we can start the conversation in this message board post. Feel free to comment.

-s
Mayor
Paige Ellis
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Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Post by Paige Ellis »

Thank you for getting this conversation started, Mayor.

I would be happy to continue in leadership on the Mobility Committee and serving on Austin Water Oversight & Austin Energy Oversight. I would also like to continue serving on Housing & Planning and would be open to returning to a leadership role if one becomes available and my service in that capacity is helpful to the committee.

I look forward to discussing this further as we have a multitude of skills & experience on the dais that benefit the important work of all the committees.

Paige Ellis
Paige Ellis
Council Member, District 8
Natasha Harper-Madison
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Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Post by Natasha Harper-Madison »

Good afternoon colleagues,

Mayor, thanks for the opportunity to weigh in, I would like to step down as chair for the public safety committee but continue to serve. My preferences are as follows:

HOUSING & PLANNING
MOBILITY
PUBLIC SAFETY
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Looking forward to continuing to serve, have a great day all.
NHM

P.S. Apologies if this is a duplicate, I wrote one before but think it timed out.
Natasha Harper-Madison
Council Member District 1
Mackenzie Kelly
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Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Post by Mackenzie Kelly »

Mayor,

Thank you for starting this important discussion. I am happy to continue my service on the following committees of council:

Audit and Finance
Public Safety
Vice Chair of Mobility

I would like to serve as chair of the Public Safety Committee. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on this committee and look forward to holding a leadership role.

Warm Regards, mk
Council Member, District 6
Shannon Halley
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Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Post by Shannon Halley »

On behalf of Council Member Tovo:

Thank you, Mayor,

Colleagues, I would like to remain on the bodies to which I am currently appointed to serve. Also, I would like to confirm my appointment to the Hate Crimes Task Force.


Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee (Vice-Chair)
Audit and Finance Committee
Public Health Committee (Chair)
Austin Police Retirement System Board
City of Austin / AISD Board of Trustees / Travis County Commissioners Court Joint Subcommittee
Hate Crimes Task Force
Sobering Center Local Government Corporation (Secretary; Chair of Development Committee)
Visit Austin
Senior Policy Advisor
Office of Kathie Tovo, District 9
Alison Alter
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Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Post by Alison Alter »

Colleagues,

I would like to continue to serve in my current capacities:

• Chair, Audit and Finance Committee
• Member, Mobility Committee
• Member, Austin Energy Oversight Committee
• Member, Austin Water Oversight Committee
• Board Member, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
• Member, Joint City, County, AISD Committee

I will likely attend the Hate Crime Task Force meetings this year, but I do not need to officially be appointed to do so.

Regards,
Alison Alter
Council Member, District 10
Ann Kitchen
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Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Post by Ann Kitchen »

All

I am interested in the following:

Chairing the Housing Committee
Step down as Chair of Water Oversight, but remain on the committee (I believe Vanessa may be interested in moving into Chair from Vice-Chair)
Remain on Public Health Committee
Step down from Psychiatric Stakeholders Intergovernmental Committee (I believe Vanessa may be interested)

Remain on my intergovernmental appointments:
CAMPO appointment
CapMetro - (I'm a CAMPO appointee to CapMetro)

Thanks all
Ann Kitchen
Ann Kitchen
Council Member District 5
Vanessa Fuentes
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Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Post by Vanessa Fuentes »

Good evening,

I am interested in serving in the following capacities:
•Austin Water Oversight Committee (Chair; currently serving as Vice-Chair)
•Psychiatric Stakeholders Intergovernmental Committee (Member)

I’m also interested in serving on one (1) of these committees as a member:
•Housing and Planning Committee
•City of Austin / AISD Board of Trustees / Travis County Commissioners Court Joint Subcommittee
•Audit and Finance Committee

Currently, I serve and wish to continue serving on the following:
•Public Health Committee (Vice-Chair)
•Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee (Member)
•Hate Crimes Task Force (Member)
•Community Advancement Network (Vice-Chair)

Thanks! I look forward to tomorrow’s discussion.
Vanessa
Council Member, District 2
Leslie Pool
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Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Post by Leslie Pool »

evening, all! Thanks for starting the conversation here about the committee work we'll undertake for 2022, Mayor.

I'm interested in continuing to serve in the capacities that I now hold:

Council Committees
Chair, Austin Energy Oversight
Vice Chair, Audit and Finance
Member, Austin Water Oversight
Council Legislative Committee (ad hoc)

Intergovernmental Committees
Chair, Balcones Canyonlands Preserve
Secretary, Capital Metro Board of Trustees (newly elected to this position)
Member, City of Austin Employees Retirement System
Pecan Street Project

I have additional commitments to the National League of Cities (member of the Large Cities Council and of the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee) and to ICLEI [Local Governments for Sustainability], a global secretariat with sanctioned affiliation with the United Nations.

**Additionally, I'd like to ask the City Manager to have our Public Information team update the online profile pages for each Council Member and Mayor with the new assignments that each of us will hold in 2022 (and into the future) so that those listings will always reflect our current responsibilities.**

See y'all tomorrow!

Leslie
Leslie Pool
Council Member, District 7
Mackenzie Kelly
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Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Post by Mackenzie Kelly »

Colleagues,
I would like include my intergovernmental appointments.

I would like to keep my appointments to the following intergovernmental committees:

CAPCOG General Assembly
CAPCOG Executive Committee
CAPCOG Criminal Justice Advisory Committee Liaison
Hate Crimes Task Force

Warm Regards, 
-mk 
Council Member, District 6
Paige Ellis
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Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Post by Paige Ellis »

I would also like to add my Intergovernmental appointments to my list:

CAMPO Transportation Policy Board
CAPCOG Clean Air Coalition
Clean Air Force Board of Central Texas

And I was previously appointed to the Texas Colorado River Floodplain Coalition, but it has since been disbanded. If it were to continue meeting in the future, I would like to remain as an appointee.

Thank you,
Paige Ellis
Paige Ellis
Council Member, District 8
Steve Adler
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Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Post by Steve Adler »

Colleagues,

Using this bulletin board post thread, our conversation at work session last week, and consultation with some, here are my suggested chair and vice-chair appointments for Council Committees http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 192843.pdf and participation in intergovernmental appointments http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 193937.pdf. I’ve tried to list committee membership, too, and hope I’ve gotten that correctly, but know that we each get to choose what committees we’re on.

We can discuss this at work session tomorrow if anyone wishes and we’ll make this part of the backup for the boards and commission item posted for that agenda.

Thanks for all the hard work you do and the countless hours you spend on all these positions

S
Mayor
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