Travis County extends offer to new executive for emergency services

Travis County Commissioners voted to extend an offer to a candidate for County Executive for Emergency Services.

Travis County Commissioners voted to extend an offer to a candidate for County Executive for Emergency Services.

Travis County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to extend an offer to a candidate for county executive for emergency services.

County officials are not releasing information about the candidate, contingent upon the candidate's acceptance of the offer.

Travis County's Emergency Services Department plans and coordinates the delivery of emergency services within the county, including fire, medical investigations, air emergency medical transport, and search and rescue. The new executive will join a contract specialist, financial analyst lead, executive assistant and public information officer in the Emergency Services Department.

The executive oversees the offices of Emergency Management, Fire Marshal, Technology and Communications and STAR Flight. The official also serves as a liaison to the commissioners court, the Medical Examiner’s Office and the county's 14 emergency services districts.

The new executive will replace Josh Davies, who served in the role from January 2017 until late spring 2018.
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.