The task force consists of 11 voting members and 11 ex officio members comprised of the city departments that participate in the Austin Center for Events. The mission of the task force is to assess the efficacy of  Ordinance No. 20180510-018, the associated rules, and Austin Center for Events (ACE) processes. The task force is required to provide Council with a report and any recommended changes by March 31, 2020. The task force expires on April 1, 2020.

For more information regaring the Special Events Ordinance, please visit austintexas.gov/department/special-events-ordinance.

Members:

  • James Russell - Mayor Adler
  • Bobby Garza - MPT Garza
  • Cindy Lo - CM Harper-Madison
  • Laurel White - CM Renteria
  • Shelley Phillips - CM Casar
  • Jeff Smith - CM Kitchen
  • Heath Riddles - CM Flannigan
  • Mandi Thomas - CM Pool
  • Dan Carroll - CM Ellis
  • Ingrid Weigand - CM Tovo
  • Frances Thompson - CM Alter

Ex Officio Members:

  • Bill Manno, Corporate Special Events Program Manager
  • Brian Block, Program Manager, Music Office, Economic Development Department
  • Mike Jones, Police Sergeant
  • Elaine Garrett, Code Division Manager, Austin Code Department
  • Frances Hargrove, Special Events Manager, Austin Transportation Department
  • Tony Hernandez, Program Manager, Development Services Department
  • Jason Maurer, Sales and Events Manager, Parks & Recreation Department
  • Kevin Parker, EMS Commander
  • Roland Rodriguez, Fire Battalion Chief
  • Vincent Cordova, Austin Resource Recovery
  • Bryan Walker, Planner, Development Service Department

Meetings:

  • See agenda or contact liaison for meeting information

Meeting Documents:

View Agendas, Approved Minutes and Supporting Documents

2020 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 13, 2020 
  • February 3, 2020 - CANCELLED
  • February 24, 2020
  • March 30, 2020 - CANCELLED
  • April 13, 2020
  • May 18, 2020
  • June 15, 2020
  • July 13, 2020
  • August 10, 2020
  • September 14, 2020

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • May 29, 2019
  • June 12, 2019
  • June 24, 2019
  • July 15, 2019
  • August 19, 2019
  • September 16, 2019
  • October 21, 2019
  • November 18, 2019
  • December 16, 2019

 

Staff:

Sara Henry, Communications & Public Information Office, 512-974-7215

Leslie Tello, Office of the City Manager, 512-974-8740