Commission application number 166 submitted by Michael Falk on 06/25/2020

First Name Michael
Middle Name/Initial D
Last Name Falk
Voter Unique Identification number 1139205397
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 65+
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Finance
What is your occupation? Retired - Banker
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78703
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78703
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Eledith
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial W
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Falk
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. 40+ years in banking in Austin with experience in all forms of lending and financial analysis. Have past experience as a member of a neighborhood association board.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I consider myself to be independent politically, having both conservative and liberal positions depending on the nature of the issue. My past business experience provided me with the skills to be an active listener when meeting individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I'm a native Austinite. I grew up on the east side of I-35, spent my college years living in north central Austin, owned homes in both far northwest Austin and Allandale. My upbringing and business/social activities have taken me to all parts of Austin. As such, I have an appreciation for both Austin's past and its future.
Please provide your employment history. Retired from Frost Bank-Austin in 2017 after 30+ years in lending. Prior to that, I was with the Texas Banking Department here in Austin. With Frost, I ran our area Public Finance Group, a portion of the customers for which were municipalities, requiring an understanding of a city's population growth projections and their impact on financial capacity.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Newspaper
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature Michael Duane Falk
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes