Commission application number 315 submitted by Susan Benz on 09/01/2020

First Name Susan
Middle Name/Initial R
Last Name Benz
Voter Unique Identification number 1130806268
Ethnicity White
Gender Female
Age 65+
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Architecture
What is your occupation? Architect/Project Manager representing the Owner
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78702
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78702
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. I've served the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Plan Contact Team for over 10 years (not contiguous) and currently serve as their Treasurer. As a project manager I am responsible to generate and track schedules, budgets and prepare contracts.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I have endeavored to honestly represent my neighborhood here in East Austin by talking to my neighbors and polling their opinions on issues to that I can share them accurately with the ECC Neighborhood Plan Contact Team.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Austin is a terrific City with many many opportunities to learn about multiple cultures through art, music and literature. I enjoy riding my bicycle through different neighborhoods in Austin and seeing how our landscape changes.
Please provide your employment history. I am semi-retired from having my own consulting firm - Benz Resource Group - providing services representing the owners in development and construction. ALL of my clients (with the exception of a few small interiors projects for friends) are non-profits serving the community in a variety of ways.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I believe that each person's vote is important and I agree that a non-partisan commission to establish voting districts is very important to open, honest representation in our democracy.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Newspaper
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Disclaimer Signature Susan Benz
District District 3
Does this application qualify? Yes