Commission application number 118 submitted by Z (Sammy) Easterday on 06/10/2020

First Name Z (Sammy)
Middle Name/Initial A
Last Name Easterday
Suffix Ms.
Voter Unique Identification number 1131225087
Ethnicity Self-describe
Gender Female
Age 65+
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued MBA
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? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name D
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial E
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Easterday
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? Yes
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. President of and/or officer of various state, local organizations, on volunteer committee Amer.Red Cross, Wash.D.C , health care administrator qualified for certain sized disasters ARC (past), elected and served as citizen neighborhood rep in another city and state, community and church volunteer organizing ongoing activities, manager in health care field, conducted leadership training for managers, served on quality committees, traveled nationally as independent monitor of drug trials sites. President of NA and HOA in Austin.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. All citizens have input that is valuable and compromise is essential in dealing with complex issues affecting large or small populations. That said, a few "rules of engagement" must be established by the group for fairness to all. Various aspects of issues need to be explored, best practices agreed to. Minority as well as majority opinions are equally valuable and must be included in community discussions. Fact based information must be available (current and maybe historical), one needs to be informed (reading materials necessary to reach a conclusion), etc. in order for the group to perform and get good outcomes to occur.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. We were privileged to purchase our Austin home in a richly diverse neighborhood populated initially by current and retired air force families in the 1970's. I have taught as a volunteer literacy to adult illiterate, mostly minority citizens. My first boss as a professional was a very bright lady who happened to be black. My work experience in public education and health care included a diverse worker and diverse served population. Our current home is in a culturally and ethnically rich diverse community. Our church family is the same, my education has be ethnically diverse. My work experiences including Red Cross work has been ethnically and culturally diverse.
Please provide your employment history. Instructor in health care professional students, health services in public education, coordinator for special needs children Head Start, manager and educator in health services, leadership trainer/coach, national traveler for pharma industry to study sites. During work years also volunteer activities- community, church, Red Cross,
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. We need diverse populations by ethnicity, gender, age, location within Austin (geography). We also need courteous-at least civil, honest, thoughtful-think through issues and potential solutions- persons. Decisions must be based on accurate data, prevailing laws, and could lead to exploring potential for an automated system in future years taking into account major issues of equity, accuracy, diversity and other necessary issues. Members should have a stake in Austin's future as residence owners.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Television, Newspaper, Austintexas.gov, From family or friend
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Disclaimer Signature Z. A. Easterday
District District 1
Does this application qualify? Yes