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District 8 Council Office - Contact Information

Use the Contact information to the right to contact Council Member Ellis, or contact her staff using the information below. In alignment with Austin City Council’s Strategic Direction 2023, staff departmental responsibilities are bundled by their respective SD2023 Outcomes.


Deena Estrada Salinas
Chief of Staff

Deena Estrada is Chief of Staff for Council Member Paige Ellis. With nearly ten years of City of Austin service as an aide to former Council Member Bill Spelman and Boards & Commissions Coordinator for the City Clerk she possesses a wealth of knowledge about city processes and departments. She loves Texas A&M (her alma mater) football, hiking, reading, and spending time with her husband Jim and two-year old, Rudy.

Economic Opportunity & Affordability and Mobility

  • Economic Development
  • Small & Minority Business Resources
  • Equity Office
  • Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs
  • Aviation

Health & Environment and Culture & Lifelong Learning

  • Austin Public Health
  • Austin Public Libraries
  • Animal Services Office
  • Parks & Recreation

Mayor, Council, & City Management

  • Austin Energy
  • Austin Water Utility
  • Auditor's Office
  • Municipal Court
  • Community Court


  • Austin Code Department
  • Austin Police Department
  • Austin Fire Department
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Homeland Security & Emergency Management
  • Office of the Medical Director
  • Police Oversight Office

Government that Works for All

  • Labor Relations Office
  • Capital Contracting
  • Purchasing Office

Email Deena


Julie Montgomery
Policy Advisor

Julie Montgomery serves as Policy Advisor to Council Member Paige Ellis. An Austin native and UT Austin alum, Julie has over a decade of experience working in state, regional, and local policy and planning, with expertise in mobility, housing, land use, and environmental issues. On the weekends, Julie frequently can be seen at one of Austin’s many beautiful outdoor destinations with her husband, Andrei, chasing after their three-year-old son, Kepler, and one-year-old daughter, Evie.

Economic Opportunity & Affordability

  • Neighborhood Housing & Community Development
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Development Services Department
  • Office of Real Estate Services
  • Austin Convention Center


  • Austin Transportation Department
  • Corridor Program Office
  • Public Works
  • Fleet Services

Health & Environment and Safety

  • Sustainability Office
  • Austin Resource Recovery
  • Watershed Protection

Government That Works For All

  • Innovation Office
  • Communications & Technology Management
  • Intergovernmental Relations

Email Julie


Brittne Walker
Communications & District Relations Manager

Brittne Walker brings extensive political experience to the team.  Her first exposure to government service was working as a Constituent Services Intern for Former State Senator Wendy Davis. She has since worked for Battleground Texas, Annie’s List, and the Democratic Party of Virginia. She most recently served as an AmeriCorps Leader at Breakthrough Central Texas. She is a graduate of Mills College and originally from Arlington, Texas. She is cat mom to Doodle and Sketch and enjoys baking, improv, and running.

  • Constituent Services & District 8 Issues
  • Meeting Scheduling Requests
  • Fee Waiver Requests
  • Public Information Requests
  • Media Inquiries
  • Website & Newsletter

Email Brittne


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Contact Info

Phone: 512-978-2108

Physical Address:

301 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1088
Austin, TX 78767