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Building Blocks for a Healthy, Sustainable and Affordable Austin
January 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Council Member Leslie Pool, who represents District 7 and chairs the city’s Open Space, Environment & Sustainability Committee, has woven together several policies to create a strong environmental and economic future for Austin. Council Member Pool holds a precious constituent-formed vision of a healthy, sustainable and affordable Austin. Come hear what she has to say and take part in this important discussion. CM Pool will have just returned from the global climate change conference in Paris.
Council Member Pool was sworn into Austin City Council on Jan. 6, 2015.
Prior to becoming the elected representative for District 7, Council Member Pool served in the Travis County Constable’s Office, volunteered on the board of Liveable City, and was a co-founder of the Bull Creek Road Coalition, an affiliation of seven neighborhoods and a stakeholder group in the sale and development of state-owned property along Bull Creek Road.
Prior to going to work for Travis County, Council Member Pool worked at the National Wildlife Federation, the Texas Department of Transportation, and served in the offices of U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett and the late U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen.
Council Member Pool attended graduate school at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in the mid-career master’s degree program, and was a member of Leadership Austin’s class of 1999-2000.
Leslie and Will Grover live in the Rosedale neighborhood