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Sara Hensley, Interim Assistant City Manager

Sara HensleySara Hensley currently serves as an Interim Assistant City Manager for the City of Austin. She oversees the Animal Services Office, Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Austin Public Health Department, Austin Public Library, and Office of Real Estate Services.

Sara Hensley currently serves as an Interim Assistant City Manager. She oversees the Community Services Group, which includes the Animal Services Office, Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Austin Public Health Department, Austin Public Library, and Office of Real Estate Services.  She also serves as the liaison to the City/County/AISD Joint Committee, the Executive Champion for the Health and Environment Strategic Outcome and the Executive Liaison to the LGBTQ Commission.

Prior to her appointment as Interim Assistant City Manager, Sara served as the Director of the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Before relocating to Austin, She was the Director for the City of Phoenix, Arizona Parks and Recreation Department, and served as the Director for Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services in the City of San Jose, California.

Along with solid leadership skills accumulated over almost two decades working in the city governments, she has a proven track record of getting results and a demonstrated commitment to community involvement, youth and neighborhood services.

Community Services Group

  •     Animal Services Office
  •     Austin Parks and Recreation Department
  •     Austin Public Health
  •     Austin Public Library
  •     Office of Real Estate Services