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July 2018 Luncheon
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When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Austin Women's Club
708 San Antonio Street
Austin, Texas  78701
United States
Contact: EWTG

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Sally Hernandez photoA Day in the Life of a Texas Sheriff


Sally Hernandez
Sheriff, Travis County

The July EWTG Monthly Luncheon features the Travis County Sheriff, Sally Hernandez. Sheriff Hernandez will share a day in the life as sheriff and the issues and challenges in leading an important organization.

Elected in November 2016, Sally Hernandez is currently serving her first term as Sheriff of Travis County, Texas. Uniquely qualified for such a challenging leadership role, Hernandez has worked in Law Enforcement for nearly 35 years; 30 of which have been in Travis County.

Hernandez started her career in Law Enforcement in 1981, in Llano, TX as a night dispatcher. In 1988, she moved to Austin and served as a deputy with the Precinct Three Constable’s Office. In 1992, she was hired as a Sergeant Investigator for Travis County District Attorney’s Office. In 2005, Hernandez advanced to Chief of Investigations.

In 2013, Hernandez was elected Travis County Constable Precinct Three. During her tenure as Constable, her office was recognized by numerous law enforcement municipalities in her jurisdiction for outstanding service and partnership.

Hernandez took office January 1, 2017. Currently, she holds an even greater distinction as one of only six women who currently serve as sheriff in the state. She has wasted no time making an impact. Hernandez’s no-nonsense policy on immigration shed light on the issue of ICE Detainer Requests being civil in nature and are lacking in probable cause; it launched a national debate that rumbles on in the court system today. Passionate about the plight of mentally ill persons, she has begun working to alleviate the unfortunate trend in county jails of inmates incarcerated because of crimes committed solely because they suffer from mental illness. Hernandez is also in the initial stages of a new initiative designed to keep kids in school and out of jail.

A worker by nature, Hernandez prefers the demand of day-to-day leadership challenges over the political spotlight. Despite that humility, she continues to be in high demand by media outlets. Her efforts have earned her the 2017 Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s Distinguished Excellence in Government Service Award, the Respect for Law Award from the Greater Southwest Optimist Club of Austin, the Community Service Above Self Award from the Rotary Club of Austin and Investigator of the Year from the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association to name a few. She is also a member of many prestigious law enforcement associations including the Sheriff’s Association of Texas, Capital Area Law Enforcement Executive Association, Texas Jail Association, Fraternal Order of Police and FBI-LEEDA.

Join us at Chateau Bellevue, home of the Austin Woman’s Club, in Austin, Texas. Ample free parking is available. Enter the parking lot from Nueces Street between 7th & 8th Streets. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. The presentation will start at noon and conclude at 1:00 p.m. EWTG will be honoring all of their new members for this year, at the July Professional Development Luncheon.

Please register early in anticipation of a full house. The cost is $20 for EWTG members and $25 for guests. Members must log in to receive member pricing. Online registration will end at 10:00 am Monday, July 23, 2018.

Cancellations must be received forty-eight (48) hours prior to the event to receive a refund or for your registration fee to be waived. Onsite registration is available at $30.

Submitted By Mary Castleberry
EWTG Program Director, 2018

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