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Council’s continuing education continues to continue

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City Council members will take a look at two more aspects of city governance today. This time, the morning will kick off with a talk on “Education Support” from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. The discussion will feature:

Susan Dawson, executive director, E3;
Gina Hinojosa, president, Board of Trustees, Austin ISD;
Dr. Kelly Crook, superintendent, Del Valle ISD;
Dr. Richard Rhodes, president, Austin Community College;
Sue Carpenter, SuccessBySix and ReadyBy21;
Former Texas State Rep. Kent Grusendorf;
David Dunn, Texas Charter School Association;
Allen Weeks, Austin Voices;
Ken Zarifis, Education Austin;
Tamala Barksdale, former AISD Board Trustee;
Jennifer Carson, president, Austin Council of PTAs; and
Mary Schmid Mergler, Texas Appleseed.

Then, from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m., Council will look at “Neighborhood Issues: Code Compliance and Current Issues” and hear from:

Carl Smart, director, Austin Code;
Greg Guernsey, Planning and Development Review Department;
Amy Hartman, AURA Board Member;
Carole Lee, former president of the Austin Neighborhood Council;
Heather Way, Director of Entrepreneurship and Community Development, University of Texas School of Law;
Barbara Scott, Colony Park Neighborhood Association;
Paul Hilgers, Austin Board of Realtors;
Frank Harren, Coldwell Banker United, Realtors;
Pete Gilcrease, Friends of Hyde Park;
Austin Rentals Alliance;
Nuria Zaragosa, member of the Planning Commission; and
Joan Bartz, vice president, University Hills Neighborhood Association.

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