Commission application number 102 submitted by Elaine James on 06/09/2020

First Name Elaine
Last Name James
Voter Unique Identification number 1061212924
Ethnicity Black or African American
Gender Female
Age 55-64
Education Level Some College
Major Pursued Accounting Tech
What is your occupation? Retired
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78754
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78754
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? No
Are you applying to be the student member of the commission? No
Have you been continuously registered to vote in the City of Austin for the last five years? No
Have you voted in 3 of the last 5 City of Austin general elections (or corresponding runoff if applicable)? Yes
Been appointed to a state or city office? No
Been elected to a state or city office? No
Been a candidate for a state or city office? No
Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a political party? No
Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of the campaign committee of a candidate for elective state, county, or city office? No
Been a registered state or local lobbyist? No
A paid employee of the City of Austin? No
A person performing paid services under a professional services contract with the City of Austin? No
A person performing paid services under a professional or personal services contract to the City Council of the City of Austin or to any individual member of the City Council of the City of Austin? No
A controlling person of a person performing paid services under a professional or personal services contract to any member of the City Council of the City of Austin? No
Contribute or bundle one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more in aggregate to candidates for City of Austin elective office? No
Please describe your relevant analytical skills. I studied Business Administration, with Accounting Tech skills. I can solve problems, figure out logistics. Team work to resolve problems, come up with charts, stats to determine resolutions. Understand the need of people, be empathetic to people needs. Computer skills, data base, cell phone skills.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I want Austin to be a place of humanity, where all citizens of all backgrounds can live here, raise their families here, and enjoy all the things Austin has to offer. I want all citizens to be treated fairly no matter what income status or race they are. I want all children here to able to get a quality and affordable education. I want our Seniors to live out their golden years with fun activities, enjoying life, being happy, and contributing to Austin.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Austin need to be a more diverse city, what is diverse? I don't see it right now, I want to make Austin a very diverse city that means people of all ages and color can be included what is called diverse. I can appreciate all that Austin has to offer, just include all people to this diverse city.
Please provide your employment history. Ms. Elaine James 12433 Dessau Rd Unit 1149 Austin, TX. 78754 254-245-7708 Objective: COA Diverse Commission Skills: Excellent Organizational skills Strong Customer Relations Skills Computer Proficiency Answer Multi Phone lines Ability to work in Microsoft Office and some Database Software. Professional Work Experience: AARP Foundation Dallas, TX. 9/2015-02/2016 Intern-Receptionist at The Texas Department of Health & Humans Services Greet and direct visitors at the reception area of the office. Answer telephones for the office and take messages. Folding and mailing appointment letters. Providing program eligibility requirements to office visitors. Faxing, making copies for coworkers and visitors. Techni Staff Agency Austin TX. 2007-2008 Contract Administrative Assistant at Dell Computers, Inc. Data Entry and Typing. Entered data for reports, production items, shipping, and inventory into company Database and Excel Spreadsheets. Maintained computerized inventory of all parts, supplies, and products. Answered multi phone lines, represented the company in a professional and business like manner. Processed shipping claims and balanced all accounts, use of Excel spreadsheets. Provide accurate accounting to Supervisor and co-workers. Use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet, interoffice email and all office equipment. Venturi Staffing Agency Austin TX. 2007-2007 Temp. Data Entry Specialist at TX. Guaranteed Student Loan Services. Data Entry of Student Loans Applications into a Federal DataBase for claim processing. Research applications for accuracy and maintained accurate electronic filing of each form. Processed Student Loan Applications in a timely manner which enable students to receive their loans in time for tuition payment. Use of MSWord, interoffice email, internet and all office equipment. Completed assignment of Data Entering months of backlogged claims. Education: 54 College Credits in Accounting and Finance, Austin Community College, Austin TX. 2000-2002
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I was born and raised in Austin, in East Austin. I'm a Fashion Design and Seamstress, I was apart of the first Black Fashion Designer Group in Austin, DRJ Productions. I started my youth Fashion and Talent show program for the youth in my community. I worked on community activities, promoted history and culture programs. I worked with other community leaders, City and State Officials throughout Austin to make it a great city for all races of people. I'm a leader, passionate about making people lives better, love my city, not afraid to do the hard work. I moved from Austin in 1998, I recently moved back home in 2017.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Television
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature Elaine James
District District 1
Does this application qualify? No