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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.

Appointment to the Sobering Center Board of Directors

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the nine-member Board of Directors (The Board) of the Sobering Center, which serves Austin and Travis County. Four members of the Board are appointed by the Travis County Commissioners Court, four by the Austin City Council, and a consensus candidate is jointly appointed by both.

The Sobering Center is a physically safe place for acutely intoxicated persons to be cared for while they sober. It is meant to provide publicly intoxicated persons an alternative option to incarceration and the emergency room. The Sobering Center serve adults over the age of 18, and anyone on any substance (except PCP) is eligible for admission. However, only law enforcement and emergency medical are able to transport intoxicated persons to the Center. 

SKILLS DESIRED

The Travis County Commissioners Court seeks board members with knowledge, experience, or specialization in one or more of these areas:

  • Social Work
  • Behavioral Health
  • Community Advocacy
  • Grant Management
  • Chemical Dependency and Addiction
  • Public Health
  • Business and Tax
  • Philanthropy and Fundraising

Additionally, The Travis County Commissioners Court seeks the following qualifications in applicants:

  • Commitment to the mission and goals of a sobriety center
  • Knowledge of open records and/or open meeting rules and processes, as well as non-profit board governance experience
  • Insight into the functioning of County and City governments in regard to reporting, budgeting, protocols
  • Acquainted with the interface between substance use issues and the criminal justice system

Applicants must be residents of Travis County.

The deadline for applications is Friday, June 24, 2022 by 5:00 pm. Applications received after the deadline will not be eligible for consideration.  

IGR Staff

IGR Officer
Julie Wheeler

IGR Specialist
Cicely Kay

IGR Administrative Associate
Nicole Goldbach

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