Commission application number 341 submitted by Jim Rodgers on 09/23/2020

First Name Jim
Middle Name/Initial H
Last Name Rodgers
Voter Unique Identification number 1139444448
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 65+
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Forestry
What is your occupation? Retired
Submitted Address
City Austin
State Tx
Zip 78749
Verified Address
City Austin
State Tx
Zip 78749
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Cathy
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial J
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Rodgers
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 consider myself to be a good listener. I am able to communicate well with others. I can gather information and with a combination of the above make an informed decision.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I was taught by my parents that might rights end where another’s begins. This has enabled me to be open minded, non prejudicial, and make a decision with the least amount of bias.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. One has but to walk around this interesting city to observe and appreciate our diversity. The myriad restaurants of many cultures guarantees a sampling of many cultures. A walk on the Violet Crown trail can take you through a couple of watersheds, through servers mini ecosystems and some pretty fantastic scenery
Please provide your employment history. I have worked in the parks and recreation field for almost 40 years. I have served many individuals, groups and listened to their concerns and have actually made quite a few of them a little bit more satisfied with their pursuit of happiness. I have a considerable appreciation of the outdoor and indoor needs of Austinites
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Newspaper
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature Jim Rodgers
District District 8
Does this application qualify? Yes