Commission application number 21 submitted by Leo Goodman on 06/06/2020

First Name Leo
Middle Name/Initial J
Last Name Goodman
Voter Unique Identification number 2001240118
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 25-34
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Graphic Design
Submitted Address
City Austin
State Tx
Zip 78723
What is your occupation? Graphic Designer
Verified Address
City Austin
State Tx
Zip 78723
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? No
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
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? From family or friend
Contribute or bundle one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more in aggregate to candidates for City of Austin elective office? No
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Please describe your relevant analytical skills. Served on the ACC Graphic Arts - - - Technology Austin Competency Analysis Profile panel as a consulting expert in the field (February 2018). - Skilled at recognizing patterns in the real world and in studies of history. - Enjoy compiling data and writing formulas in spreadsheets for use in the creation of a physics-based science fiction universe
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I strive to detach myself from my emotions, opinions, and previous knowledge or experiences from clouding my judgment with regards to matters that require a rational, reason-based assessment. At work I do not let my emotions influence my interactions with clients and coworkers, no matter how difficult or frustrating they may be. I believe that everyone's opinion is worth hearing out and that if I do not agree with it, it is better to ask them why they feel that way than to antagonize, diminish, or disengage from them.
Disclaimer Signature Leo Jacob "Jake" Goodman
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Austin is a city of acceptance, that from my experience as a 'domestic immigrant' (moved here from Massachusetts in 2013) has always prided itself on building a bigger table. The city is forward-thinking and progressive and has consistently shown a wonderful willingness to sit down and listen. To put it bluntly, there's no city in this country I'd rather live in.
Please provide your employment history. I like to say that I "think differently inside the box", a mindset I believe will be an excellent contribution to the tasks facing the ICRC. To support this belief I have included an excerpt from a commendation letter that a very pleased client sent to me. I believe this is an accurate representation of who I am, personally and professionally. "Jake asks all the right questions, but more importantly, he carefully listens to the answers. Then, seemingly miraculously, he distills those ideas into visually dynamic, fresh options for the client."
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I am on the high-functioning side of the Asperger-autism spectrum. I believe that this will be a boon because it allows me to act impartially yet not without empathy for the world around me.
District District 4
Does this application qualify? Yes