Commission application number 363 submitted by Jon Menegay on 09/30/2020

First Name Jon
Middle Name/Initial K.
Last Name Menegay
Voter Unique Identification number 1130863971
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 55-64
Education Level Some College
Major Pursued Business
What is your occupation? Service Industry, recently laid off due to Covid 19 conditions
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78757
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78757
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Julia
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial D.
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Menegay
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. As a lifelong service industry manager I have had the opportunity to engage with citizens from the entire Central Texas area. Conversations and discussions about our city and the issues happen on a regular basis so I feel that I have my thumb on the pulse of what is and has happened in Austin since I moved here in 1985. These instances weren't a weekend type of getting out to know people; they happened every day as my occupations afforded me the interactions.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I'm not affiliated with any political party. I vote on the issues and not a candidate's alignment or with any interest group.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I've lived in the city for 35 years and have seen the changes as we grew in our different progressive stages. I've witnessed the downturns and growth spurts along with the attempts to breakdown the racial barrier that Interstate Highway 35 defined for most of our history. I've appreciated the opportunity to have seen what worked and what didn't work or backfired as the City Council attempted different strategies. The geography speaks for itself and I have probably biked most every street in the urban area as well as the eastern flats and western hills.
Please provide your employment history. 2016-2020 Taproom and Events Manager at Austin Beerworks, the busiest tapromm in Central Texas 2004-2016 unit and multi-unit Manager for Zen Japanese Food Fast restaurants 1996-2004 Training Store Manager for Pisces Foods/dba Wendy's in the highest volume unit in the tri-state area Previous to these were General Manager positions for other restaurants I have spent my career forming and managing teams and developing people to the best of their ability.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I have been involved in the community continuously throughout the time I have lived in Austin. This includes a couple of years as a Co-President of the PTA at Pillow elementary school, Citizen Advisory President at Northwest Rec Center, Officer and Director stints in my neighborhood, North Shoal Creek, as well as a current member of the Neighborhood Contact Team.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Television
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Disclaimer Signature Jon Kent Menegay
District District 7
Does this application qualify? Yes