Due to winter weather conditions, all Travis County offices and facilities will open at 10 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2017. This includes Travis County Courts.

Commissioner, Brigid Shea
Precinct Two



Brigid came to Austin in 1988 to start the Texas chapter of Clean Water Action. Prior to that, she had been an award-winning journalist at NPR stations in Minnesota and Philadelphia. She served on the Austin city council 1993-1996 and championed consumer, electoral and environmental reforms. Shea is the co-founder of SOS, Austin’s historic law to save Barton Springs, has been an advisor to LCRA, Seton, the City of Austin, etc. and her carbon-reduction work with a client won the TCEQ Environmental Excellence award. She serves on many boards, including the national board of Clean Water Action.

She is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Austin and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Clean Energy Council. She was elected Travis County Commissioner in 2014. She is a native of North Dakota, has two sons and is married to John Umphress, Green Building specialist with Austin Energy.


Commissioner Shea's Newsletter

Rocky Mountain Institute

Transportation Innovation Meeting: Video from August 3, 2015

PACE Briefing Luncheon: Video from June 24, 2015

Property Tax Appraisal Forum: Video from May 19, 2015


For General Information please email: Comm2@traviscountytx.gov

Street Address:
700 Lavaca, Suite 2.700
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)

Phone: (512) 854-9222

Precinct Two Commissioner
Brigid Shea

Chief of Staff
Barbara Rush
(512) 854-1480

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

Fax: (512) 854-6446

Policy Advisor
Melissa Velasquez
(512) 854-9557

Communications Director
Lani Oglewood
(512) 854-1144

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