Commission application number 195 submitted by Vahid Akhavan Attar on 07/08/2020

First Name Vahid
Last Name Akhavan Attar
Voter Unique Identification number 1174274533
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 35-44
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Chemical Engineering
What is your occupation? Application Engineer
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 Mahsa
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Mansouri
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. As an Engineer, I've spent years of my life picking out trends from seemingly random data gathered by analytical instruments. I have basic understanding of statistical analysis and can read maps.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. Been resolving issues within family and colleagues for many years. People approach me for my ability to remain calm and collected in tense situations.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I moved to Austin over 20 years ago. I've lived in multiple areas of Austin and appreciate the local flavor each area represent. The city has changed over my time here (for better and sometime for worst) and I have been honored to meet many people of different heritages and desires over this time. One of the great advantages of living in a city like Austin is that we can meet such a diverse group of people.
Please provide your employment history. 2011 - Present _ Global Application Engineering Lead at NovaCentrix _ this is a managerial position enabling me to coordinate activities among multiple groups. I spent some time creating and testing modeling software for engineering purposes. Conflict resolution training was also a big part of my promotion to this position. 2006 - 2011 _ Graduate Student at the University of Texas _ I received my Ph.D. degree here. Established analytical tools to devise and control production systems. Enhanced my communication skills through oral and written reports.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. Redistricting is a major step to ensure fair representation in our society. I would be honored to provide my time to ensure we can create an equitable and fair distribution of political power through the city. I consider myself an independent politically and am ready to be swayed by solid argument.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Other (please describe)
How did you hear "Other" option detail podcast
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Disclaimer Signature Vahid Akhavan Attar
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes