Commission application number 307 submitted by Kristen Coleman on 08/27/2020

First Name Kristen
Middle Name/Initial Nicole
Last Name Coleman
Voter Unique Identification number 1130337342
Ethnicity White
Gender Female
Age 35-44
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Management and Marketing, MBA
What is your occupation? Marketing and Business Development Director
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78748
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78748
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Chase
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial L
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Coleman
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. I have worked in Market Research my entire career. This field is entirely based on analytic skills and the ability to understand the implications of data and qualitative findings. I have years of experience with collecting, analyzing and synthesizing data in order to find the best solution for my clients.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I have built a living on being impartial. The main impetus behind market research is to stay impartial, collect feedback and look at the data to drive findings and recommendations. It is imperative to me for everything I do that I remain unbiased.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I grew up in Houston, TX and after college could not wait to stay in Austin. Coming from Houston, I found Austin to be less diverse than I was accustom to but I have enjoyed seeing Austin grow and become a more diverse large city than it was 20 years ago. For the geography, I enjoy the hill country, the views and the opportunities that are provided to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful landscape.
Please provide your employment history. I have 10 years of experience as a project/research manager - in this role, I have learned to work with various groups of individuals across many levels/roles from interns to CMO's to keep projects focused and ensure deadlines are met. In addition, for those 10 years, I learned how to listen, collect feedback in a non-bais way and then analyze the results so that many multi-national companies could make significant product, strategic, and branding decisions.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I believe I would be a good candidate given my background and would appreciate being considered for this position.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature Kristen Coleman
District District 8
Does this application qualify? Yes