Commission application number 346 submitted by Belinda Espinoza on 09/24/2020

First Name Belinda
Middle Name/Initial C
Last Name Espinoza
Voter Unique Identification number 1143291819
Ethnicity Hispanic or Latino
Gender Female
Age 45-54
Education Level Some College
Major Pursued Visual Communications
What is your occupation? Graphic Design
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78745-5514
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78745-5514
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. In my current career, I interpret housing market data on a monthly basis to create infographics of Austin housing market statistics, to inform the 14,000 members of the Austin Board of Realtors, on a monthly basis. I am a analytical thinker and solution oriented when presented a problem or task in my personal life or career.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. In my career and in my former business I have had to make many decisions that were based not on my personal opinion but the greater good of my employer or my business. I am the type of person that is always seeking knowledge and more information in order to learn and know more about a topic. I also must always hear all the facts and both sides of any matter before I will allow myself to form an opinion.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I was born and raised in Austin and have never left. I have lived and/or worked in six different zip codes and also had a business in 78702 for five years. I have not only seen, but have lived through the changing diversity and demographics that have transpired over the decades. Some has been good, and some has not. I have always appreciated the culture that is unique to AUSTIN, however much of the diversity that I remember experiencing growing up here is sadly gone.
Please provide your employment history. I am currently the Senior Graphic Designer at the Austin Board of Realtors. Prior to this position I was the Marketing Manager for Calendar Holdings LLC. and also owned a small Bakery in East Austin. As a freelance designer I have over 20 years of experience creating solution based design, brand management, and support for established local and national businesses. I have a very discerning eye for detail and order and feel that this experience combined with my status as an Austin Native make me an ideal candidate for this Commision.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I am an Austin Native. My parents have been residents since 1970. My entire immediate family are all lifetime Austin residents. My daughter graduated from AISD schools and I currently have a grandson attending MS in AISD. I have a multi-generational vested interest in the future of this great city and feel a deep obligation and immense pride in being a part of guiding its' growth for generations to come.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? From family or friend
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Disclaimer Signature Belinda C Espinoza
District District 2
Does this application qualify? Yes