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Jo Clifton is the Politics Editor for the Austin Monitor.
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Matthews moving on
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by Jo Clifton
Doug Matthews, who has been director of the city’s Communications and Public Information Office for the past 10 years, will be leaving the city at the end of January. According to a memo from City Manager Spencer Cronk, Jessica King will serve as interim director for the department starting on Feb. 4. Cronk’s memo says he is working with Human Resources to get the job posted as soon as possible. Prior to coming to Austin, Matthews was public communications director for the city of Clearwater, Florida. Matthews told the Austin Monitor he is considering a number of possibilities but has not made any final decisions on his next move.
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