Introducing ... Lee's Long List

Mayor Lee Leffingwell announced his community cabinet this week, fulfilling a campaign promise to be regularly advised by community leaders. Many of the names should be familiar, as they include several City Hall regulars from the fields of business, development, government, education, arts, and social services. The cabinet's first meeting is planned for September, with quarterly meetings to follow. In his press release, Leffingwell says: "I'm honored and humbled that such a diverse group of community leaders would agree to share their perspective and advice with me and my team. We're going to make the best use we can of their counsel to benefit the city."

The Cabinet

Russell Bridges, 3M Corporation

Paul Carrozza, RunTex

Perla Cavazos, former City Council candidate

Raymond Chan, engineer

Danette Chimenti, former president of Austin Neighborhoods Council

Brandi Clark, executive director of Austin EcoNetwork

Cloteal Davis Haynes, contractor

Gary Farmer, president of Heritage Title

Frank Fernandez, executive director of Green Doors

Gus Garcia, former mayor

Jesus Garza, former city manager

Joene Grissom, consultant

Hopeton Hay, manager of UT's Historic­al­ly Underutilized Busi­ness Technical Assistance Program

Paula Hui, Austin Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Terry Lickona, producer of Austin City Limits

DeWayne Lofton, Texas Association of School Boards risk manager

Perry Lorenz, developer

Annette LoVoi, AISD trustee

Louis Malfaro, president of Education Austin

Susan McDowell, executive director of LifeWorks

Nan McRaven, chair of ACC board

Sylvia Orozco, executive director of Mexic-Arte Museum

Rev. Joseph Parker, David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

Susan Rieff, executive director of LBJ Wildflower Center

Cookie Ruiz, executive director of Ballet Austin

Ted Siff, former executive director of Austin Parks Foundation

Fritz Steiner, dean of UT School of Architecture

Eleanor Thompson, community advocate

Michael Whellan, attorney

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