The Election of the East Austin Area’s seat for the Community Development Commission to nominate and select an individual to serve as a commissioner to represent the low-income community in the neighborhood is this Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6:00PM. Any community member legally residing within the related geographic area may be nominated or may self-nominate for the position. Residents must pre-register to receive the meeting link to participate in nominations and/or voting on the Community Development Commission.
Date: April 22, 2021
Time: 6:00PMVirtual Meeting
(Must RSVP to receive link)
Call Jessica Gonzales at 512-972-5014
or email at Jessica.Gonzales2@austintexas.gov)
Purpose of the commission:
The Community Development Commission advises the City Council in the development and implementation of programs designed to serve the poor and the community at large with emphasis on federally funded programs (Community Services Block Grant). Commissioners are generally appointed for a term of 2-years followed by two 4-year terms, if reelected. Commissioners must actively participate in the development, planning, and evaluation of programs funded with federal funds. The commission is composed of 15 members: Seven members nominated/appointed by a council committee designated by the City Council along with Eight geographic areas designated by City Council to have a seat on the commission.