Commission application number 349 submitted by Amber Compton on 09/25/2020

First Name Amber
Middle Name/Initial R
Last Name Compton
Voter Unique Identification number 1140625071
Ethnicity White
Gender Female
Age 45-54
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Psychology, Public Policy
What is your occupation? Teacher, Writer
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78703
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78703
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Robert
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial Clint
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Compton
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. My former marketing career included media analysis, case study writing, SWAT analysis and making client recommendations based on data and trends. I organize and plan many events for networks and organizations, and I am capable of viewing problems at a high level or getting into the details.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. For the last two years, I have volunteered for Braver Angels, a national organization hoping to depolarize America. I have moderated many meetings between liberals and conservatives as we try to find common ground and develop empathy and understanding for the "other side." I have hosted many Civil Discourse Dinners in our home, inviting people from all political views to discuss big issues (immigration, healthcare, gun control) and learn to disagree well. I grew up here. I love this city and would like to help it stay wonderful.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Every sector of Austin has a unique personality, its own landmarks, its own history. I have lived in three different districts. I have friends and family in most districts. I respect that each district wants to maintain its heritage while creating the most opportunity and the strongest future for its residents. What a Barton Hills family loves about Austin may be very different from what a Dover Springs or Montopolis family loves.
Please provide your employment history. Veritas Academy - high school Marketing and Speech teacher Sprightly Consulting - Director of small marketing, writing and creative agency NetQos - Marketing manager
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. Board member of Braver Angels Central Texas, a national grassroots organization seeking to depolarize America by creating empathy and understand for "the other side" Graduate of Austin Citizens Police Academy (100th Class - January 2020) Champion of civil discourse - capably of moderating disagreements and finding common ground even amidst strong feelings Author of Parent's Guide to Civility at axis.org
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Television, redistrictATX.org
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature Amber Rhyne Compton
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes