Travis County

Agenda Item

Consider and take appropriate action on a request to display portraits from the Heart Gallery exhibit in the 700 Lavaca Building’s Hall of Government during the month of April 2020. (Commissioner Gómez)


Department:CC Agenda requestSponsors:
Category:General Government

Meeting History

Feb 11, 2020 9:00 AM Video Commissioners Court Voting Session
draft Draft

Members of the Court heard from:

Laura Peveto, Director, Office of Children Services, HHS

Kori Gough, Executive Director, Partnerships for Children

MOTION: Approve Item 30.

MOVER:Margaret J. Gómez, Commissioner
SECONDER:Brigid Shea, Commissioner
AYES:Sarah Eckhardt, Jeffrey W. Travillion Sr, Brigid Shea, Gerald Daugherty, Margaret J. Gómez


Feb 11, 2020 9:00 AMVideo (Windows Media) MP4 VideoCommissioners CourtVoting Session

9:30 AMQuestions.
Any questions, commissioners? We'll stay on alert. We really appreciate the update. Of course, flu is the bigger concern for us at this point.
9:31 AMAbsolutely.

9:31 AMHandle this kind of thing if it should come our way.
Yes, ma'am. thank you, judge.
Thanks so much. next let's go to agenda item number 30, 30 consider and take appropriate action on request to display portraits from the heart gallery exhibit in the 700 lavaca building haul of government during April 2020.
Good morning, health and human services, and with me I have.
Corey goff, partners for children which hosts art gallery.
9:32 AMI'm the heart gallery program manager.
We're here today -- I also wanted to pass these out. We're here today to alert the court to the heart gallery which is managed under the partnership for children and they will explain the information regarding the program, but we're wanting to use the hall of government in april, which is child abuse awareness and prevention month, to display portraits of children that are available for adoption to raise awareness about the issues of children in foster care. And we think using the hall of government will be a you feel with opportunity for these children's portraits to be displayed to the community, raise awareness, and also will give an opportunity for individuals to volunteer and become engaged in the process. So we're really excited about this opportunity. If it goes well, which we anticipate it will, we hope to be able to do it annually as a way to promote the adoption of these children. Corey, what would you like to share?
9:33 AMSo I was just going to include a little more information on the heart gallery itself and some statistics around the kids we serve and thank you to lauren, thank you to you all for this consideration. The heart gallery was developed to shine a light on the harder to place children in fcc foster care who have been anguishing. Children that are older and medically fragile. It was determined their chance of being adopted was really slim when you go into gorgeous photographs.
9:35 AMThank you.
Gorgeous children.

9:35 AMYear as well so i'm glad you all have that too.
Thank you so much.
Yeah, thank you.
Next let's go to agenda item number 27, which will be wonderful and quick. Consider and take appropriate action on recruitment for the intergovernmental relations officer. This is really just a motion to say the negotiation on salary is complete and julie wheeler has accepted the position as intergovernmental relations director and her first day is tomorrow. [applause]
9:36 AMStacy sprall.