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Stephanie Hayden-Howard to be new ACM

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by Elizabeth Pagano

Starting May 10, Stephanie Hayden-Howard will be the city’s new assistant city manager for health & environment and culture & lifelong learning. Hayden-Howard, who has worked for the city for 20 years, served most recently as director of Austin Public Health throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. In her new position, she will oversee Parks and Recreation, Austin Resource Recovery, Austin Public Library, Animal Services and Austin Public Health. “I look forward to the challenges and opportunities in this new role to provide solutions that are cross-departmental in nature and involve collaboration with community stakeholders to meet the needs of area residents,” she said in a news release from the city. Austin Public Health Assistant Director Adrienne Sturrup will serve as the interim director while a search for the next APH director gets underway in the coming months.

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