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:

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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