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Board Meeting September 9, 2020

Board Meeting September 9, 2020

by | Sep 4, 2020 | Announcements, Board and Other Meetings



September 9, 2020 5:00 PM
Sobering Center Board Room
1213 Sabine Street, Austin, TX 78701


Chair:           Jana Ortega                                            Vice-Chair:     Craig Moore

Secretary:     Council Member Kathie Tovo               Treasurer:        Douglas Smith

Director:       Stephen Strakowski
Director:       Christopher Ziebell
Director:       Vacant
Director:       Andy Brown
Director:       Jessica Palvino
Director:       Commissioner Margaret Gomez
Director:       Lynn Sherman

Ex-Officio:   Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe (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 Joseph Chacon)
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 9, 2020 by Zoom telephonic and video conference. To join the meeting:

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  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 action items will be allowed after an item’s presentation has been made. Each speaker will be given a designated amount of time to speak set by the board chair. Non-agenda related citizen communication will take place before discussion of the first agenda item.

  1. Approval of minutes for August 12, 2020 board meeting.
  2. Presentation and approval of Treasurer’s Report.
  3. Discussion and possible action to amend the Articles of Incorporation to add a representative position from Travis County Sherriff’s office.
  4. Update on board vacancies.
  5. Executive Director Report.
  6. Committee Update:
    1. Executive Committee/Board Chair update:
    2. Governance Committee: (Chair – Director Ziebell)
    3. Finance Committee: (Chair – Treasurer Smith)
    4. Development Committee: (Chair – Secretary CM Tovo)
    5. Community Engagement Committee:


Board Meeting:  Next regular meeting is October 14, 2020 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.