Episode 56: Catching up with Chris Shorter, Austin Assistant City Manager

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Chris Shorter, Austin Assistant City Manager

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Welcome The BG Podcast! Conversations at the intersection of business, community, and public policy, from the Austin metro and around Texas.

Today we speak with Chris Shorter, Austin Assistant City Manger. He and Bingham Group CEO A.J. discuss his past eight months on the job and the work ahead going into 2020.


Selected for the position in February 2019, Chris most recently served in leadership roles for the District of Columbia (DC) Government for the past 10 years. These included the district’s Director of Public Works; COO for the Department of Health, and as COO and Chief of Staff for the district’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.

In Austin Chris serves on the leadership team of City Manager Spencer Cronk, directing city departments covering Health & Environment; Culture & Lifelong Learning. These are: Parks and Recreation, Austin Public Health, Austin Resource and Recovery, Animal Services, and the Austin Public Library.

Connect with Chris on LinkedIn here.

Click here to learn more about Chris and the City’s executive leadership.

This episode was originally recorded on October 7, 2019.


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