The Texas Opioid Abatement Fund Council was formed to ensure that money recovered through the joint efforts of the state and its political subdivisions through a statewide opioid settlement agreement is allocated fairly and spent to remediate the opioid crisis using efficient, cost-effective methods.
The Council is administratively attached to the Texas Comptroller's office, which provides the staff and facilities as necessary to assist the Council in performing its duties.
The Council is composed of 14 members, including:
The current council members are:
Council meetings are open to the public, and you are invited to attend in-person or virtually via Webex. Capacity is limited for in-person attendance, and virtual attendance is encouraged.
Meeting agenda and attendance information will be posted to the Texas Secretary of State's Texas Register at least seven days prior to the meeting date. If public comment is available for the meeting, instructions to register for public comment will also be on the meeting notice posted on the Texas Register.
If attending virtually, we recommend downloading Webex prior to the meeting date for a more seamless virtual meeting experience.
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Amanda Lopez, Director
Amanda Lopez is the director of the Texas Opioid Abatement Fund Council at the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Lopez is a licensed attorney and has served in various policy advising positions both within the agency and the Texas Legislature, including assistant general counsel and policy adviser on tax and financial institutions for the Office of the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. Before leading the Council, she was senior counsel in the Fiscal and Agency Affairs Legal Services Division at the Comptroller's office and part of the team that monitored and assisted with initial interpretation and implementation of the Council's enabling legislation. Throughout her work across state government, she has worked with constituents, taxpayers, community leaders, members of the Legislature, local government officials and statewide leaders. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor from St. Mary's University School of Law.
AJ Inglis, Communications and Community Engagement Specialist
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