Commission application number 194 submitted by Darcy Scott on 07/08/2020

First Name Darcy
Last Name Scott
Voter Unique Identification number 1164206576
Ethnicity White
Gender Female
Age 35-44
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Counseling
What is your occupation? Psychotherapist
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78725
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78725
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Jeffrey
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Scott
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. My work as a therapist has given me the analytical skills necessary for a position such as this. In working in brain injury rehabilitation and training in neuropsychology and trauma, I have an understand of how our brain works, especially in accessing the higher level critical thinking and analytical skills. You are asking us to work on a complex problem. I feel confident that I can use my knowledge of the brain, developmental psychology, and personal experiences to approach this challenge.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. As a therapist, I aim to create a therapeutic relationship that really is one-sided - I am there to help and support the client. My experiences make up who I am, and there is a relevance for them but only in the context of how it helps and support the mission of drawing boundaries. I also have worked as a volunteer with the COA Conversation Corps and received training on guiding discussions with the community.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I am a former TX History teacher at Kealing Middle School. One of my favorite days was taking the students on walking field trips to the amazing treasure of history we have here. The students also loved hearing about the 'Pig Wars' when we would visit the French Legation! Working at Kealing, in a diverse environment next to the first affordable housing developments from LBJ, as well as having a magnet program that draws students from all over the district; it was fantastic to get an experience like that to gain insights into our unique history with demographics and geography.
Please provide your employment history. 2008-2009 - Executive Assistant to Kendra Scott 2009-2012 - 7th Grade History Teacher 2012-2013 - 6th Grade School Counselor 2013 - 2019 - Psychotherapist at CORE Health Care 2019 - present - Private Practice Therapist
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 North Austin, South Austin, Central Austin, West Austin and East Austin. I love having a vantage point of the various neighborhoods in our city. I am also a current Citizen Police Academy Member, Class #102 (currently on hold due to Covid)
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Other (please describe)
How did you hear "Other" option detail Nextdoor
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature Darcy Robin Scott
District District 3
Does this application qualify? Yes