Commission application number 159 submitted by William McMillin on 06/22/2020

First Name William
Middle Name/Initial John
Last Name McMillin
Voter Unique Identification number 1139654748
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 55-64
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Theatre Management
What is your occupation? Retired Stage Manager. Current Adjunct Professor at St. Edward's University
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Mary
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial E
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Furse
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. 43 years as a stage manager and theatre manager in analyzing productions as well as all business aspects of running a theatre company. This includes Box-Office, Marketing, budgeting, etc.aspects. I have served on the Peer Panel Review Committees for the City of Austin and the Texas Arts Commission (1990's) I am Past President of the Austin Circle of Theatres serving in that capacity for three years. I served on the Board of Hyde Park Theatre.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I was raised by parents who were years ahead of their time. They taught men to never judge a person by their color, their sex, etc. I have served on committees many times where partiality was essential. I can view things openly and I LISTEN!. I'll ask the question regardless if it sounds like a stupid one or there needs more clarity on the subject. I ask many questions.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I'm not sure of the Diversity given we have a small African American population. I recognize Austin is a well read city and that we have a high percentage of Austinites who have degrees, so they are mainly well educated. The city offers the wonderful Hill Country, plains, rivers and lakes. The only thing not present is a large mountain.
Please provide your employment history. I am an Adjunct Professor of Stage Management and Theatre Management since 2000 at St. Edward's University. As stated, I have served on numerous city and state Arts Commissions. I served on the Board of Directors of The Austin Circle of Theatres (now Austin Creative Alliance) for 8 years, 3 years as President. I have staged managed over 150 professional productions involving hundreds of people. As Stage Manager, I am the hub of the wheel of a production. Coordination. Communication. Safety. Overall view of the theatrical elements. I served 8 years on the Council of Actor's Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers of America. I currently serve on two National Committees of that union (Stage Managers Committee and Developing Theatres Committee). I was the Equity Liaison for the Austin / San Antonio Area for 18 years. I am semi retired and now teach just one class a semester. I have not stage managed a production in 5 years. I currently serve on the Highland Park West Balcones Area Neighborhood Associations (HPWBANA) Board of Directors. I also serve on the Austin Neighborhood Council representing the HPWBANA
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I have lived in Austin since 1976. I vote in EVERY election. I am a behind the scenes kind of person. I don't look for publicity or seek recognition. I want to do my part for the good of the city.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Other (please describe)
How did you hear "Other" option detail Pieter Sybesma, President of HPWBANA as well the Austin American Statesman
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Disclaimer Signature William John McMillin
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes