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Special Meeting – March 23, 2020 Sobering Center

Special Meeting – March 23, 2020 Sobering Center

by | Mar 19, 2020 | Announcements, Board and Other Meetings



March 23, 2020 8:00 a.m.
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:       Nancy Hohengarten, Past-Chair

Director:       Andy Brown

Director:       Jessica Palvino

Director:       Commissioner Margaret Gomez

Director:       Lynn Sherman

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 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 special meeting on Monday, March 23, 2020 in the Sobering Center Board Room, 1213 Sabine Street, Austin, Texas.


  1. Call to order
  2. Executive Session: Board interview of applicants for the position of Executive Director of the Sobering Center.

The schedule is:

Interview 1:

08:00 AM SC: Board <> Candidate Interview (A)

Interview 2

09:00 AM SC: Board <> Candidate Interview (L)

Joint Staff & Board:

Debrief and selection: 10:30 AM SC: Board + Staff Discussion Room

  1. Discussion and possible action regarding designation of Executive Committee to make employment offer and negotiate contract with Executive Director for final Board approval on April 8, 2020.


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