Friday, January 7, 2022

City of Austin seeks community input regarding top candidates for Austin’s next Emergency Medical Services Chief

The City of Austin is asking our community to provide input regarding characteristics and priorities for your next EMS Chief by visiting or calling 3-1-1. This input process will remain open until noon on January 13.

It was previously announced the forum for feedback would occur in person at Austin City Hall. Due to the declaration of COVID-19 Risk Based guidelines to Stage 5, this forum will be held virtually. The meeting will be broadcast live on ATXN.TV (ATXN-English and ATXN3-Spanish), cable TV Channel 6 and U-Verse channel 99. You can submit questions for consideration to be asked to the top finalists at the Virtual Finalist Forum via the Speak Up Austin page or by calling 3-1-1. All questions will need to be submitted by noon on January 13. Keep in mind all questions may not be asked and some may be summarized.

Austin Assistant City Manager Rey Arellano announced the Top five candidates for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Chief out of a field of 37 applicants earlier this week. A new EMS Chief should be named in the coming weeks. Applications were accepted starting September 8, 2021 and the recruitment has been managed by consulting firm Affion Public.

Following screening and review by City leadership, the candidate pool was narrowed to five top candidates. Following interviews, finalists will be announced prior to the January 13 Virtual Finalist Forum. 

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