Commission application number 294 submitted by Vincent Johnson on 08/19/2020

First Name Vincent
Middle Name/Initial Hillary
Last Name Johnson
Voter Unique Identification number 1140550855
Ethnicity Black or African American
Gender Male
Age 65+
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Business and Political Science
What is your occupation? Working part time for the Travis Appraisal Review Board
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78723
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78723
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Elizabeth
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Johnson
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. Retired VA employee with experience in programming, records management, data analysis, technical writing, statistical reports and VA cyber security training is available to help you. I was the all around manager of the Veterans Assistance Discharge System (VADS).
Please describe your ability to be impartial. Currently working with the Travis Appraisal Review Board. As a panel member I with two other panelist judge property tax issues brought to us to decide on the merit of all property tax protests that are scheduled to our panel.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I have lived in Austin for over twenty five years. I have watched the city grow. I have worked part time as an actor. This has given me access to many different people. Also, traveling around the city for personal and business reasons I have seen much of the city and the people who live in this vibrant town.
Please provide your employment history. Vincent H. Johnson 1512 Glencrest Dr, Austin, TX. 78723 (512) 451-6706 vincentishome@gmail.com Looking for a person who has been cited for his commitment to increasing productivity and eliminating waste? I'm your man. Retired VA employee with experience in programming, records management, data analysis, technical writing, statistical reports and VA cyber security training is available to help you. I was the all around manager of the Veterans Assistance Discharge System (VADS). I have worked in project design and upgrades for VADS, COVERS, and RCAS. I have a proven track record of success. Competencies include: Fact finder Records management Programming Hardware/Software maintenance Technical writing Network Design Systems design Teaching Statistical reports RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Retired/Self employed 3/10 – Pres. • Panelist Travis Appraisal Review Board past two years • Worked with Travis County on voting. • Retired from Department of Veterans Affairs and the ARMY. • Volunteer to assist in local events including SXSW. Information Technology Specialist 9/95 – 3/10 Department of Veterans Affairs, VBA, Austin, TX. • Lead programmer for the Veterans Assistance Discharge System (VADS). • Analyzed data to process the discharge documents into the VA’s data processing system. • Oversaw the processing of about750,000 mailings to veterans annually. • Managed inventory to ensured supplies used by VADS were available on time. • Authored reports to legislative aides, governmental legal staffs, and department heads, and researcher. • Cyber Security Practitioner with security clearance (have held a top secret clearance). • Programmed in COBOL, JCL, SQL, DYL-280, and SAS. [VADS processes approximately 300,000 discharge documents annually and makes them accessible to other government systems] Achievements • Created software documentation for the VADS system (originally written in 1973). These documents are being used throughout the VA as well as the government. • Authored white paper concerning the improper designation of Gulf War veterans. The document was used in Congress to improve veteran designations for benefits. • Created statistical reports concerning issues facing the government on discharged veterans. • Advised other departments throughout the VA on issues unique to veterans’ discharges. . • Saved the government about $500,000.00 annually by documenting the need to eliminate VEAP.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I am a fast learner. I have a BA in Political science. I have experience in business, programming, and am a retired ARMY officer.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? redistrictATX.org
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Disclaimer Signature Vincent Hillary Johnson
District District 1
Does this application qualify? Yes