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Board Meeting September 11, 2019

Board Meeting September 11, 2019

by | Sep 6, 2019 | Board and Other Meetings



September 11, 2019 5:30 P.M. Sobering Center Board Room

1213 Sabine Street, Austin, TX 78701

Chair: Judge Nancy Hohengarten Vice-Chair: Jana Ortega
Secretary: Bill Brice Treasurer: Douglas Smith
Director: Director: Director: Director: Director: Director:
Director: Stephen Strakowski Christopher Ziebell Craig Moore
Andy Brown
Council Member Kathie Tovo Commissioner Margaret Gomez Vacancy

Ex-Officio: Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt (designee: Roger Jefferies)
Ex-Officio: Austin City Manager, Spencer Cronk (designee: Asst. City Manager Rey Arellano) Ex-Officio: Austin Chief of Police Brian Manley (designee: Asst. Chief Justin Newsom)
Ex-Officio: Austin Chief of EMS Ernesto Rodriguez (designee: Asst. Chief Jasper Brown) Ex-Officio: Austin Public Health Director Stephanie Hayden

The Sobering Center serving Austin Travis County also known as the Sobriety Center, created and organized by the City of Austin and Travis County as a local government corporation pursuant to Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 431, will convene a public meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in the Sobering Center Board Room, 1213 Sabine Street, Austin, Texas.


1. Call to order

2. General Citizen/Public Communication

Citizens wishing to speak on agenda items will need to sign up before the meeting is called to order. Citizen communication on agenda related items will be allowed after an item’s presentation has been made. Each speaker will be given 3 minutes to speak. Non-
agenda related citizen communication will take place before discussion of the first agenda item and will be limited to the first 5 speakers.

3. Approval of Minutes for June 12 and August 14, 2019 Board meetings.

4. Introduction and Welcome for Interim Executive Director, Robin Peyson.

5. Presentation and Approval of Treasurer’s Report.

6. Discussion and possible action regarding search and hiring process for permanent Executive Director.

7. Interim Executive Director Report to the Board.

8. Board Officer Elections for 2-year term: Oct 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2021.

9. Discussion of Committee Assignments for 2019/20 and Board Worksheet

10. Resolution to set Board meeting dates and times for 2019/20.

11. Board Chair Update

12. Committee Updates

A. Strategic Planning Committee:

B. Executive Committee

C. Governance Committee

D. Finance Committee: Status of Budget for 2019/20

E. Fundraising Committee: Discussion and Possible action regarding fundraiser/1st year celebration
F. Community Engagement Committee


Board Meeting: Next meeting is October 9, 2019 at Sobering Center.

The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. For assistance, please call 512-974-3256 or 512-974-2445 TDD. A person may request a Spanish language interpreter be made available by contacting the City Manager’s Office at 512-974-2194 no later than twelve hours before the scheduled time of the item on which the person wishes to speak.