Commission application number 197 submitted by Michael Sullivan on 07/09/2020

First Name Michael
Middle Name/Initial Joseph
Last Name Sullivan
Voter Unique Identification number 1140222147
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 65+
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued World Literature; Theatre; Interdisciplinary Studies
What is your occupation? Art director (film/tv)
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78722
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78722
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Ann
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial D
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Armstrong
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. Design abilities; organized and supervised art departments for 30+ years. Every day involved problem-solving . Managed budgets from meager to millions; never late and never over budget.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I have always hired the best people for the jobs without regard to gender, race or sexuality. As an Austin filmmaker, I’ve always been impressed that there are great creative workers All over this town.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I’ve lived in Austin almost 59 years now. I started teaching at St. Edward’s University in 1971 as the resident designer for the new Mary Moody Nothern Theatre. I was also the resident designer at Zach before starting a film career. In 1977, I co-founded the Austin Actors Clearinghouse. This agency still continues to funnel local actors to paying gigs.
Please provide your employment history. College teacher: University of New Hampshire; Harvard Extention; St. Edward’s University; Southwestern University Resident Set Designer -University of New Hampshire Shakespeare Festival; St. Edward’s University; Zach Scott Theatre Center Actor: SAG and Equity-60+ years 30+ years freelance production designer and art director (2 Emmy nominations; 2 Cable Ace nominations Artist: oils and acrylics- for as long as I can remember; many group and gallery credits.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I have been involved on a neighborhood and, in a lesser way, city issues.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media, Austintexas.gov
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Disclaimer Signature Michael Joseph Sullivan
District District 9
Does this application qualify? Yes