About Us

Kayla Simon
Amy Smith

Chief of Staff

Background

Amy spent many years as a shoe-leather reporter for newspapers in Texas, New Mexico, and Michigan. Most recently, she served as a writer and editor for the Austin Chronicle.  

Interesting Fact

Amy enjoys going to movies alone.​ Her favorite movie is Reds.

Office Work

Amy works on a variety of topics, including energy, public safety, and health and human services.

Leslie Pool

Council Member

Background

Council Member Pool lives in Rosedale with her partner Will Grover. Before being elected, she worked for elected officials and in government departments at the federal, state, and local levels.

Interesting Fact

Council Member Pool is a Habitat Steward

with the National Wildlife Federation and her yard is a certified wildlife habitat.

Office Work

Council Member Pool represents District 7 on the Austin City Council.

Kayla 
Simon

Policy Advisor

Background

Kayla has a bachelor’s in Social Work from Texas State University and has policy experience at the federal and local government level. She comes to us after an internship in the District 10 office.

Interesting Fact

Kayla’s favorite genre of shows to binge watch are dark comedies such as Big Little Lies on HBO.

Office Work

Kayla will lead on constituent services and outreach and work on public health and transportation policy.

Louisa Brinsmade

Land Use

Policy Advisor

Background

Louisa has served on her neighborhood association board and her area’s contact team. She is also a former politics editor at the Austin Chronicle and has bachelor’s and master's degrees from Columbia University.

Interesting Fact

Louisa has four daughters, three dogs, two cats, two fish, and one husband. Their hedgehog, Quillie Nelson, recently passed through the veil.

Office Work

Louisa handles land use and zoning policy.

Suzie
Chase

Executive Assistant

Background

Coming Soon.  

Interesting Fact

Coming Soon. 

Office Work

Coming Soon.

 
 
 
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Welcome to the online office for Austin City Council District 7, which encompasses most of Central North Austin. Council Member Leslie Pool represents District 7 on City Council.

 

This online office offers valuable information and resources that will help empower you and your neighbors to engage constructively with our office and with the city government on the issues that matter to you.

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