Kitchen has served on the Austin City Council since 2015 and will step down on Jan 5. She currently chairs the Mobility Committee and serves on the Austin Energy Committee, Public Utilities Committee, and vice chairs the Housing & Community Development Committee.
Kitchen also serves on several intergovernmental committees including the Regional Affordability Committee, the Psychiatric Services Stakeholder Committee, the Capital Metro Policy Board, and Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), the regional transportation planning body for Central Texas. She is a former assistant attorney general in the consumer protection division and a former Texas state representative.
“The opportunity to access healthcare is fundamental to staying healthy, holding a job, and raising a family,” Kitchen said. “I am excited about helping Central Health transparently improve healthcare in Austin – with attention to equity and social factors that impact health like housing and transportation.”
- Appointed by Travis County
- Term ends: December 31, 2026