UAP Appointments

The individual Commissioner Court members make appointments to numerous boards and commissions. A list of these appointments can be found on the Board & Committee Appointments page. There are 13 additional board and commission appointments that are made by the full Commissioners Court. The Intergovernmental Relations Office manages the process for these appointments following the procedures laid out in the Uniform Appointment Policy. Collectively, these thirteen agency appointments are referred to as UAP Appointments.

More information about each agency can be found by clicking on the name in the list below.

When available, current appointment opportunities can be found below.

Appointments to the Central Health Board of Managers

Application Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020

The Travis County Commissioners Court and the City of Austin seek applications from qualified individuals to serve on the nine-member Board of Managers of Central Health. Four members of the Board are appointed by Travis County, four by the City of Austin, and a consensus candidate is jointly appointed by both entities. The joint appointee will serve for an unexpired term set to expire on December 31, 2020 as well an additional full-length term that will run from January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2024.  

These nine appointees serve as the Board of Managers and organize, plan and supervise Central Health.  The Commissioners Court approves the budget adopted by the Central Health Board of Managers and sets its associated tax rate. The Commissioners Court also retains broad oversight of the District’s operations. 

The District was created to improve healthcare delivery and access to underserved residents of Travis County and is intended to promote transparency and accountability to the public in the provision of health care.  Information regarding the District’s calendar, scheduled meetings and minutes of past meetings is available at http://www.centralhealth.net/meetings.html.

The minimum time commitment required is 10 – 15 hours per month but may exceed that due to other events in which Managers are asked to participate. Most meetings are held in the evening, although Central Health and community-related events may be equally divided between daytime and evening hours. In addition to service on the Board, Managers will be assigned to subcommittees. 

Experience as a health care provider is not a necessary requirement for service, but understanding of the current health care system and a commitment to improving the patient experience is preferred.

The City of Austin and Travis County are seeking the following qualifications:

  • Senior management-level experience in a non-governmental entity
  • Experience serving on Boards of Directors for high-level businesses or for-profit organizations
  • Demonstrated leadership experience requiring strategic planning, execution, and maintenance of successful business operations
  • Understanding of risk models, insurance, or other complex financial information
  • Knowledge of the issues and components related to the “safety net” health system
  • Understanding of public health care delivery systems as well as finance and funding streams
  • Reflective of the diversity of the communities served by Central Health
  • Interest in serving the community, especially the low-income people who need health care in Travis County
  • Recognition of Central Health’s fiduciary responsibility to taxpayers
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of both Central Health and the Travis County Commissioners Court

Applicants must be a resident of Travis County and the City of Austin.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 6, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

IGR Staff

IGR Officer
Deece Eckstein

IGR Specialist
Julie Wheeler

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