Commission application number 311 submitted by Sylvia Chavez on 08/28/2020

First Name Sylvia
Last Name Chavez
Voter Unique Identification number 1096001334
Ethnicity Hispanic or Latino
Gender Female
Age 45-54
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued M.Ed. in Counseling
What is your occupation? Counselor
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78744
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78744
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Luis
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial A
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Chavez
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 always been a problem solver and able to research and collect data to find solutions. As a professional in education these skills are used daily and effect individuals, groups and communities. Listening is a strong skill I have which assists in successful outcomes.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I treat everyone equally in my daily activities, and when necessary use information from all sides to see the 'whole picture' in order to make a decision.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. The City of Austin is truly diverse and has an array of resources and industries for all to take part in either as a consumer and/or producer. Austin's demographics continue to grow and change and has the ability to create jobs, and housing simultaneously.
Please provide your employment history. Educator: 27 years - skilled in research and analyzing data for student academic growth/personal growth/emotional growth
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I lived in El Paso, Texas for 36 years and moving to Austin in 2005 allowed me to discover so much more diversity. I have seen Austin grow tremendously in only 15 years, and I know it will continue to do so. I believe since we are the state's capitol we must continue to make improvements for all, and be the trailblazer for other Texas cities.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Mail
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature Sylvia Chavez
District District 2
Does this application qualify? Yes