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UAP Appointments

The individual Commissioner Court members make appointments to numerous boards and commissions. A list of these appointments can be found on the Board & Committee Appointments page. There are 13 additional board and commission appointments that are made by the full Commissioners Court. The Intergovernmental Relations Office manages the process for these appointments following the procedures laid out in the Uniform Appointment Policy. Collectively, these thirteen agency appointments are referred to as UAP Appointments.

More information about each agency can be found by clicking on the name in the list below.

When available, current appointment opportunities can be found below.

Appointments to the Travis County Children's Protective Services Board

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the Travis County Children’s Protective Services Board.  The Court is seeking community members with “lived” experiences in addition to those with career related knowledge and skills to partner in the work the board provides. The Board aims to diversify its membership in ways that better mirror the community it serves by adding the voices and perspectives of the folks who have experience with the child welfare system.

The mission of the CPS Board is to provide financial support for the special needs of children in the care of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, to educate the community about child abuse and neglect issues, and to support and provide a liaison between Travis County Child Protective Service workers and the public by increasing the community’s awareness of child welfare program policies and needs.  The board is statutorily mandated to provide coordinated state and local public welfare services for children and their families and for the coordinated use of federal, state, and local funds for these services. 

The Board is comprised of 13 members appointed by the Commissioners Court for three-year terms. The Travis County CPS Board meets monthly on the third Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and has hybrid participation options (in person and virtual) each month.  Applicants must be Travis County residents. Upon selection to the Board, applicants will have to submit to a background check and complete a TDFPS volunteer form.

SKILLS DESIRED:

  • Knowledge, understanding and experience with disproportionality issues facing the Child Welfare System
  • Relevant knowledge and/or lived experience with diverse cultures
  • Knowledge and direct experience in Travis County Child Protective Services legal system
  • A passion and desire to be a voice and/or representative of under recognized/marginalized communities (i.e. foster youth alumni, impacted parent (of any role and/or gender identity), foster/adoptive parent, communities of color, Native Communities, disabilities, gender non-conforming/queer communities, immigration issues, etc.)

Applicants must be residents of Travis County.

 The deadline for applications is Friday, January 13, 2023. 

Austin-Travis County Public Health Commission

The Austin City Council and Travis County Commissioners Court are seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the nine-member Austin-Travis County Public Health Commission (ATCPHC), which serves Austin and Travis County.

The Austin-Travis County Public Health Commission (ATCPHC) was jointly established by the Austin City Council and the Travis County Commissioners Court to undertake the following activities:

  • Explore the best/evidence-based public health practices for areas that need improvement and provide recommendations
  • Work to inform strategies that address health disparities that impact health outcomes for underserved patients and populations.
  • Provide annual report with observations and findings to help address any existing gaps, and influence and support investment in the improvement of overall public health programs, projects, regulations, and services within the governing entities in the City and the County.

Membership is open to all Austin/Travis County residents who are interested in working collaboratively on those activities described above.

QUALIFICATIONS

We are recruiting applicants that are representative of the diversity within Travis County. In particular, we are looking for applicants familiar with one or more of the following:

  • Lived Experience or work experience with underserved populations*
  • Lived experience, familiarity with, or have worked in public health or community health
  • Familiarity with or have worked in healthcare, social service programs, projects, regulations, or services
  • Knowledge of health disparities within the community
  • Knowledge of social determinants of health such as basic needs for food, clothing, transportation, housing, rent and utility assistance, legal and immigration

Applicants must be residents of Travis County.

Housing Authority of Travis County Board of Commissioners

The Travis County Commissioners Court seeks residents interested in working creatively in public and affordable housing. The Court is looking to fill a vacancy on the Housing Authority of Travis County (HATC) specifically designated for an individual that is currently or has previously experienced homelessness.

Applicants should be interested in working with experienced board members to shape the future of key county assets.  As the community grapples with housing needs, the Court seeks to build a team of appointees to work proactively on policy, staff development and innovative business processes that will strengthen the two entities to provide leadership in this important arena. County staff is engaged with the board to assist in developing a roadmap that will assist new and current members in planning for action.

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF TRAVIS COUNTY

The Housing Authority of Travis County, Texas (HATC) exists to provide safe, decent, and sanitary housing for low-income families in Travis County. The HATC currently operates and maintains 105 HUD public housing units and authorizes the issuance of over 632 housing choice vouchers.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking qualified applicants who will participate actively in the work of the Board and dedicate their time, talent, and energy to the mission of the HATC. In particular, the Court is looking for applicants who have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives as defined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

HUD currently defines homelessness under four categories:

  • literally homeless
  • imminent risk of homelessness
  • homeless under other Federal statues
  • fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence

More information about these categories can be found by visiting: https://files.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/HomelessDefinition_RecordkeepingRequirementsandCriteria.pdf.

Current or former residents of a public housing unit are encouraged to apply, although that is not a required qualification for appointment.

Applicants must be a resident of Travis County.

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 27, 2023. 

IGR Office

IGR Officer
Julie Wheeler

IGR Specialist
Cicely Kay

IGR Administrative Associate
Nicole Goldbach

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