Commission application number 350 submitted by John Hilburn on 09/27/2020

First Name John
Last Name Hilburn
Voter Unique Identification number 1139239517
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 65+
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Geological Sciences
What is your occupation? Retired
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
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. For the last 26 1/2 years of employment I designed surveys and interpreted their results using subjects from around the country and Austin to establish usability and ease of use for computers and software. Also, at the same time, I was responsible for the companies product compliance to US and foreign federal laws for access by the handicapped.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I have lived much of my life outside of the US dealing with many different nationalities, ethnicity's, and religions. First as a military brat and afterwards for work.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Austin's ever changing diversity causes interesting demographic changes and geographic changes. Demographic changes due to import of outside ideas, ideals and expectations and geographical changes due to ever expanding boundaries. This can effect all aspects of life such as water, electricity, road and highway infrastructure, mass transit, flooding, etc. Everyone everywhere need to be considered equally by the Texas and local government. But, the Texas and local government must be considered also.
Please provide your employment history. I have worked in Geology and Geophysics so I am an expert in geography and the environment. I am an expert in physical boundaries. I have been a Usability/ Human Factors Engineer for 26 1/2 hears working to make products better and more usable by people of all races, creeds, and colors around the world. I have been a small business owner, a home and apartment developer, worked in the health care industry and given scientific seminars to to large corporations around the world.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I have done marketing and sales around the world and like to interact with people. I find their stories interesting and educational.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Radio
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Disclaimer Signature John Hilburn
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes