Downtown Commission

As of April 12, 2018, the Boards and Commission System has been replaced by our new BCMS system. The membership information on this page may be out of date. Please use the Board Member information available at https://austintexas.granicus.com/boards/w/646f003b92a5c198 for up to date information.

Membership Information


Membership:

Arts Commission representative
Design Commission representative
Music Commission representative
Historic Landmark Commission representative
Parks and Recreation Board representative
Urban Transportation Commission representative
City resident, if applicable

Number of Members:

17 (2 Vacancies. Apply Now.)

Term:

Four (4) year staggered terms.

Current Membership First
Appointed
Date
Reappointed
Term
Expires
Joel Sher, Chair
Contact Phone: (512) 478-1005
E-mail Address: bc-Joel.Sher@austintexas.gov
Nominated by: Mayor Steve Adler
07/23/09
08/06/15
02/28/19
Jennifer Bristol, Vice Chair
Contact Phone: (512) 484-2978
E-mail Address: BC-Jennifer.Bristol@austintexas.gov
Nominated by: Council Member Leslie Pool
04/07/16
 
02/28/21
Wardaleen Belvin
Contact Phone: (512) 791-4175
E-mail Address: bc-wardaleen.belvin@austintexas.gov
Nominated by: Council Member Ora Houston
02/01/18
 
02/28/19
Christopher Bryan
Contact Phone: (310) 531-0455
E-mail Address: BC-Chris.Bryan@austintexas.gov
Nominated by: City Council
Representing: Arts Commission representative
02/01/18
 
02/28/19
Richard DePalma
Contact Phone: (512) 934-3079
E-mail Address: bc-Richard.DePalma@austintexas.gov
Nominated by: City Council
Representing: Parks and Recreation Board representative
04/06/17
 
02/28/19
Jonathon Gins
Contact Phone: (512) 289-7460
E-mail Address: bc-Jonathan.Gins@austintexas.gov
Nominated by: Outside
Representing: Urban Transportation Commission representative
01/28/16
 
02/28/21
David Gomez
Contact Phone: (512) 750-5150
E-mail Address: BC-David.Gomez@austintexas.gov
Nominated by: Council Member Greg Casar
05/12/16
 
02/28/21
August Harris III
Contact Phone: (512) 320-8808
E-mail Address: BC-August.Harris@austintexas.gov
Nominated by: Council Member Alison Alter
06/08/17
 
02/28/21
Andrew Harrison
Contact Phone: (720) 258-6284
E-mail Address: BC-Andrew.Harrison@austintexas.gov
Nominated by: Council Member Jimmy Flannigan
01/26/17
 
02/28/21
Melissa Henao-Robledo
Contact Phone: (269) 337-1307
E-mail Address: bc-Melissa.Henao-Robledo@austintexas.gov
Nominated by: City Council
Representing: Design Commission representative
08/03/17
 
02/28/19
Chris Kanipe
Contact Phone: (512) 522-5108
E-mail Address: bc-Chris.Kanipe@austintexas.gov
Nominated by: Council Member Sabino Renteria
08/11/16
 
02/28/19
Christopher Lehman
Contact Phone: (512) 444-4495
E-mail Address: BC-Christopher.lehman@austintexas.gov
Nominated by: Council Member Ann Kitchen
02/11/16
 
02/28/19
Megan Meisenbach
Contact Phone: (000) 000-0000
Nominated by: Council Member Kathie Tovo
08/10/17
 
02/28/19
Timothy Moore
Contact Phone: (512) 917-6176
E-mail Address: BC-Timothy.Moore@austintexas.gov
Nominated by: Council Member Ellen Troxclair
05/05/16
 
02/28/19
Sam Sargent
Contact Phone: (512) 773-6548
E-mail Address: bc-sam.sargent@austintexas.gov
Nominated by: Council Member Delia Garza
03/02/17
 
02/28/21
Vacant
Nominated by: N/A
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Vacant
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Questions about the information on this page?
Contact: City Clerk : General: (512) 974-2210
Boards and Commissions: (512) 974-2497