Commission application number 239 submitted by Ed Pierce on 07/30/2020

First Name Ed
Last Name Pierce
Voter Unique Identification number 1141052754
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 55-64
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued E.E.
What is your occupation? Systems Designer, Data Scientist
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
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
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. MSEE in signal processing & data analysis, dynamical systems design professional, bayesian statistician
Please describe your ability to be impartial. Rational decision making: define criteria and gather observations, map the results and examine from multiple viewpoints. "Normal" distributions may not always look normal, but when there's agreement about the criteria reasonable persons can agree on the results.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Raised in Atlanta, schooled in Houston and family in Austin since 1971 -- I've been eager for fairness and individual needs being addressed for all Austin citizens.
Please provide your employment history. Texas Instruments, Houston and Dallas 5yrs MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusettes 2yrs Georgia Tech and Lockheed, Atlanta 2yrs Founded computer services company: Robust Systems 1983-1995 Schlumberger, Houston and Austin 10yrs Landmark Graphics QA Manager and Usability Design Manager 10yrs Founded organizational development company: Leadership Quality 2001 Customer support, systems design and implementation for Apple, Inc past 17yrs
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. Certified professional facilitator (IAF) Systems centered practitioner
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Newspaper, Austintexas.gov, City of Austin employee
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Disclaimer Signature Ed Pierce
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes