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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.

 

Strategic Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors

Application Deadline: Friday, July 26, 2024

The Travis County Commissioners Court seeks residents interested in working creatively in public and affordable housing. The Court is looking to fill one vacancy on the Strategic Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC).

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 organization 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.

STRATEGIC HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION

The Strategic Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) was incorporated in 2004 as a nonprofit corporation and a public instrumentality of Travis County, Texas, for the public purpose of providing financing for projects and initiatives within Travis County to maximize affordability and housing options that provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for persons of low and moderate income. The SHFC works with private developers and public entities to research and create opportunities to create new affordable housing; the issuance of bonds and utilization of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits finance its housing acquisitions and new developments.

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 SHFC. In particular, the Court is looking for applicants familiar with one or more of the following:

  • finance and accounting principles
  • familiarity with federal and state housing funding sources
  • knowledge of financing tools such as bonds, tax credits & incentives
  • development and construction processes
  • property management
  • experience working with diverse & special needs populations
  • social services/nonprofit organizations
  • strategic planning, and
  • affordable/public housing.

You can find more information about the Strategic Housing Finance Corporation by visiting: https://shfctx.com

Applicants must be a current resident of Travis County. 

 

Animal Advisory Commission

Application Deadline: Friday, July 26, 2024

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the Animal Advisory Commission (AAC). The AAC is comprised of 13 members appointed to four-year terms; 11 are selected by the City of Austin and two selected by the Travis County Commissioners Court.

The Animal Advisory Commission is one of the primary conduits for influencing the policies and procedures governing the delivery of animal services. The City and County collaboratively provide animal welfare services throughout the unincorporated areas of Travis County. The AAC advises the Austin City Council and the Travis County Commissioners Court on compliance with Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 823 Animal Shelters), animal welfare policies and on budget priorities identified by the Commission and the community. Additionally, the AAC promotes collaboration between interested parties relating to animal welfare in the county by identifying proactive, creative approaches to engage and facilitate communication within the animal welfare community.

The Commissioners Court is looking for candidates that will include the voice of residents of the unincorporated areas, other cities and villages in the County, with the goal of establishing new relationships to create a better understanding of the different animal issues faced throughout Travis County.

The AAC meets on the second Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest in the effective implementation of services and support for the care of domestic animals and wildlife in Travis County, including its unincorporated areas
  • Candidates familiar with animal welfare issues faced in municipalities, villages, and unincorporated areas outside the City of Austin, but within Travis County
  • Demonstrated experience in community engagement and collaborative problem solving
  • Past successful service on a public or private sector board or commission is a plus
  • Experience navigating diverse opinions and interests toward big picture solutions
  • Experience in budgeting, marketing, grant development, community engagement, public relations, and/or social services

Applicants must be a current resident of Travis County. 

 

Travis County Children’s Protective Services Board

Application Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2024

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 a current resident of Travis County. 

 

Housing Authority of Travis County Board of Commissioners

Application Deadline: May 30, 2024

The Travis County Commissioners Court seeks residents interested in working creatively in public and affordable housing. The Court is looking to fill two vacancies on the Housing Authority of Travis County (HATC).

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 organization 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. HATC currently operates and maintains 154 HUD public housing units and authorizes the issuance of over 500 housing choice vouchers.

One of the organization’s key initiatives is the management and maintenance of HUD Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) units, as well as affordable family and senior developments (non-PBRA) - Carson Creek Homes and Manor Town Apartments, respectively. Another critical aspect of HATC’s mission is the issuance of Housing Choice Vouchers. This program offers qualifying families the flexibility to choose rental units in the private market while receiving financial assistance from HATC.

Beyond simply providing housing options, HATC is committed to empowering our clients through various supportive services. The organization works in partnership with other community organizations to offer job training, educational programs, and access to essential resources. By fostering self-sufficiency among HATC residents, the organization contributes to building stronger communities and enhancing the overall quality of life for those it serves.

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 familiar with one or more of the following:

  • finance and accounting principles
  • familiarity with federal and state housing funding sources
  • knowledge of financing tools such as bonds, tax credits & incentives
  • development/construction process
  • property management
  • experience working with diverse & special needs populations
  • social services
  • nonprofit organizations
  • strategic planning, and
  • affordable/public housing.

You can find more information about the Housing Authority of Travis County by visiting: https://hatctx.com

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 current resident of Travis County.

 

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