Commission application number 348 submitted by Hans Falk on 09/24/2020

First Name Hans
Middle Name/Initial E
Last Name Falk
Voter Unique Identification number 1133053895
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 55-64
Education Level Some College
Major Pursued Liberal Arts
What is your occupation? Logistics Specialist
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78727
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78727
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Sharon
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial L
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Falk
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. For the past three decades I've been intimately involved in researching, analyzing, and evaluating a myriad of data to help guide my clients in making educated and informed decisions for the fiscal health of their companies.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I believe elected officials and established governments MUST represent ALL constituents regardless of their favorable or unfavorable views, otherwise you simply perpetuate majority rule and disenfranchise a large part of the populous
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. We have to be careful that in our noble efforts to include a diverse segment of the population that we inadvertently choose those that tend to agree with the majority, in an effort to craft a cohesive and likeminded group. We have to remind ourselves that 'diversity' includes also those who disagree with us.
Please provide your employment history. If this is truly to be an impartial commission, designed to represent the diversity of the community, we should not limit ourselves to those with stellar or impressive resumes. We need to include 'ordinary citizens as well - tradesmen, temp workers, front-line employees as well as middle-managers, people who live in the trenches of our American fabric. That said, I have worked alongside such heroes as well as managed them, on one person teams and ten-person teams. My perspective is fresh and unique, and desperately needed in these trying times.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I just wish to remind the decision-makers that this commission will only be as effective as the individuals on it. Be sure to include everyone.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Other (please describe)
How did you hear "Other" option detail City Council newsletter
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Disclaimer Signature Hans Falk
District District 7
Does this application qualify? Yes