Recordings of the Central Health Board of Managers and Budget & Finance Committee Meetings are viewable via the archive at the bottom of this page, or live on our YouTube Channel. Meetings are typically held the third and fourth Wednesday of each month beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Watch archived meetings and review past agendas.
To address the board during citizens communication you must first sign up.
Notice to the Public: COVID-19 Accommodations
The Central Health Board of Managers will modify its meeting schedule and practices in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To reduce the possibility of infection as a result of in-person meetings, the board will meet via video/teleconference beginning with the Board of Managers meeting Wednesday, March 25, 2020. This practice will continue for all future meetings until further notice.
Pursuant to an Emergency Executive Order issued March 16, 2020 by Governor Greg Abbott, government bodies in Texas are allowed to hold such video or teleconference meetings without any members present in a physical location.
As required by state law, notice of this and future meetings will be posted online at www.centralhealth.net/meetings as well as the Travis County Clerk’s website, which can be searched at www.tccsearch.org. The requirement for a physical posting has been waived through the Emergency Order.
How to join or watch a meeting
Members of the public may join meetings using a web browser or by downloading the free Ring Central app.
Clicking the link provided in each meeting agenda will direct to a webpage with instructions to either download the Ring Central app, which will then automatically connect to the meeting, or permit the user to choose to join the meeting via their web browser. This option will require the user to manually enter the unique Meeting ID # and password, both available in the meeting description above.
Each meeting has a unique Meeting ID# and Password, which is included in the posted agenda and viewable in the Meeting Schedules.
The teleconference system allows for two-way communication by members of the public, as required by established meeting rules. To sign up to speak during the Public Communication portion of the meeting click the link below.
Meetings General Information
Only Board of Managers and Budget and Finance Committee meetings (when called) are broadcast. All other committee meetings are open to the public and audio recordings are available upon request.
The Central Health Board of Managers meets regularly at 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Central Health Administrative Offices, 1111 E. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702, unless otherwise posted.
Other committee meetings are held throughout the month at the Central Health Cesar Chavez offices.
All Central Health Board of Managers meetings are open to the public as required by the Texas Open Meetings Act.
Meeting information and agendas are posted a minimum of 72 hours before each meeting at the Central Health Administrative Offices. Agendas are also posted on this site as an added courtesy.
ALL meeting times, dates, and locations are subject to change within 72 hours of the posted start of the meeting. Changes will be noted in the Calendar.
Public Communication is typically provided only at regularly scheduled Board of Managers Meetings. Anyone wishing to speak must sign-in prior to the start of the meeting.
Members of the public who attend a meeting of the Board of Managers at which citizen communication or public comment is invited and who require consecutive interpretation from Spanish to English should communicate their need with the staff member at the front desk when they arrive for the meeting.
Public Communication Guidelines
All speakers are required to follow the approved Public Communications Guidelines.
The Board of Managers is a nine-member, volunteer governing board that provides direction and guidance for Central Health. The Austin City Council appoints four members, Travis County Commissioners Court appoints four, and both bodies jointly appoint a single member.
The Board of Managers is governed by the "Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Travis County Healthcare District."
Central Health webcasts all Board of Managers and Budget & Finance Committee meetings live on the third and fourth Wednesday of each month respectively. Meeting video is then archived for on-demand viewing. Materials for all other meetings, including agendas and supplemental materials, are archived via the portal. It is not Central Health’s practice to webcast committee meetings.
If you experience problems watching a meeting on our website, try our YouTube channel.