Zilker Neighborhood Association
Austin, Texas 78704

City Government

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City Council

City Departments

CITY MANAGER (Spencer Cronk)   webpage   email

HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT / CULTURE & LIFELONG LEARNING (Christopher J. Shorter, Assistant City Manager)

SAFETY (Rey Arellano, Assistant City Manager)

  • Police (Brian Manley, Chief)   webpage
    • Region 4 Substation: 512-974-8100 - Webpage (the Zilker neighborhood is in Region 4)
    • David2 District Representative Officer Shawn Rougeou: 512-974-5490 - Email (the Zilker neighborhood is in District David2)
  • Fire (Joel Baker, Chief)   webpage   orgchart-2019-06-23
  • Emergency Medical Services (Ernesto Rodriguez, Chief)   webpage
  • Austin Code (Cora D. Wright, Director)   webpage   orgchart-2019-05-10
  • Watershed Protection (Jose Guerrero, P.E., Interim Director)   webpage orgchart-2019-07-23
    • Field Operations (Ramesh Swaminathan, P.E., Interim Assistant Director)
    • Support Services (Sara B. Hartley, Assistant Director)
    • Environmental Policy & Planning (Chris Herrington, Environmental Officer)
    • Environmental Resource Management & Watershed Engineering (Mike L. Personett, Assistant Director)

GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS FOR ALL (Elaine Hart, Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer)

  • Management Services
  • Human Resources
  • Financial Services
  • Communications & Technology Management
  • Communications & Public Information
  • Building Services

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY & AFFORDABILITY(Godney Gonzales, Assistant City Manager)

  • Economic Development   webpage
  • Development Services (Denise Lucas, Interim Director)   webpage   orgchart_2019-11-26
    • Consumer Services(Marie Sandoval, Manager)
    • Site & Subdivision Inspections (vacant, Division Manager)
    • Customer Experience Unit (Brydan McNeely, Manager)
    • Plan Review & Inspections (Beth Culver, Acting Assistant Director)
    • Land Use (Andrew Linseisen, Assistant Director)
    • Strategic Operations (Melissa Martinez, Assistant Director
  • Planning & Zoning (Greg Guernsey, Director)   webpage   orgchart-2019-05-01
  • Neighborhood Housing & Community Development   webpage
  • Small & Minority Business Resources   webpage
  • Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs   webpage
  • Real Estate Services   webpage
  • Austin Convention Center   webpage

MOBILITY (Gina Fiandaca, Assistant City Manager)

  • Public Works   webpage
  • Austin Transportation Department (Robert Spillar, Director)   webpage   orgchart-2018-03-15
    • Transportation Planning (Annick Beaudet, Assistant Director)
    • Parking and Mobility (Jason Jon Michael, Assistant Director)
    • Traffic Operations (Jim Dale, Assistant Director)
    • Administrative (Anthony Segura, Chief Administrative Officer)
    • Public Information and Legislative (Kara Taylor, Chief of Staff)
  • Aviation   webpage
  • Fleet

AUSTIN WATER (Greg Meszaros, Director)   webpage

AUSTIN ENERGY (Jackie Sargent, General Manager)   webpage

Boards and Commissions


Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment consists of 14 members. It hears and decides requests for variances from the requirements of Chapter 25-2 (Zoning), appeals of an administrative action under Chapter 25-2 (Zoning), variances from the requirements of airport zoning regulations.

  • District 5 Appointee and Vice-Chair Melissa Hawthorne
  • Commission Chair William Burkhardt
  • Staff Liason Leane Heldenfels: 512-974-2202 Email
  • Board of Adjustment Information: Webpage
Environmental Commission

The Environmental Commission consists of 11 members. It reviews and analyzes the policies relating to the environmental quality of the City, acts in an advisory capacity on all projects and programs which affect the quality of life for the citizens of Austin, makes recommendations for standards, and recommends and initiates specific studies.

  • District 5 Appointee Mary Ann Neely: Email
  • Commission Chair Linda Guerrero: Email
  • Environmental Commission Information: Webpage
Historic Landmark Commission

The Historic Landmark Commission consists of 11 members. It prepares and periodically revises an inventory of the structures and areas that may be eligible for designation as historic landmarks. It prepare2, reviews and proposes amendments to the Historic Landmark Preservation Plan. It also reviews requests to establish or remove a historic designation and makes recommendations on the requests to the Land Use Commission, as determined in accordance with Section 25-1-46 (Land Use Commission).

  • Historic Landmark Commission Information: Webpage
Parks and Recreation Board

The Parks and Recreation Board consists of 11 members. Acquisition, development, improvement, equipment, and maintenance of city parks and public playgrounds; future development of city parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities, and purchase of additional land for those purposes; and improvements in the maintenance, operation, and general welfare of the city's parks, grounds, and recreational facilities and their use by the public. Shall outline a general plan of development for new parks and playgrounds, including landscaping, roads, trails, buildings, and equipment.

  • District 5 Appointee Tom Donovan: Email
  • Commission Chair Jane Rivera: Email
  • Parks and Recreation Board Information: Webpage
Planning Commission

The Planning Commission consists of 15 members. It makes and amends a master plan, recommends approval or disapproval of proposed zoning changes and control land subdivision within neighborhood planning areas, and submits, annually, a list of recommended capital improvements.

  • District 5 Appointee Robert Schneider: Email
  • Commission Chair Fayez Kazi: Email
  • Planning Commission Information: Webpage
Small Area Planning Joint Committee

The Small Area Planning Joint Committee consists of 7 members. It advises the council on issues surrounding planning and zoning in areas such as downtown, corridors and centers, neighborhoods, the waterfront, planned unit developments, and transit oriented developments.

  • Small Area Planning Joint Committee Information: Webpage
Zoning and Platting Commission

The Planning Commission consists of 11 members. It performs duties relating to land use and development.

  • District 5 Appointee David King: Email
  • Commission Chair Jolene Kiolbassa: Email
  • Zoning and Platting Commission Information: Webpage

Other City Boards and Commissions