Commission application number 40 submitted by Cindy Metcalf on 06/06/2020

First Name Cindy
Last Name Metcalf
Suffix Ms
Voter Unique Identification number 1140421090
Ethnicity White
Gender Female
Age 65+
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Computer Science/Business Management
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78753
What is your occupation? Sr Software QA Engineer
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78753
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name David
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Disko
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
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
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. I keep track of Austin City Council activities and the effect that these activities may have on my area of Austin ( Precinct 1) and my Neighborhood "Copperfield". I discuss the affect of these activities with the Copperfield Area Neighborhood group . For example, After receiving a notice of a request for a new charter school ,I reviewed the plan with the Copperfield Group and the City of Austin which was approved was approved after several revisions to the to address concerns brought up.
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Please describe your ability to be impartial. I regularly work with international teams and cultures and have developed successful relationships with those teams. As part of discussions, I listen to what is said with an eye on what the goal is and not how someone may express themselves. In the end, the focus should be on solving problems and not personalities or world views.
Disclaimer Signature Cindy Metcalf
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Over the years, I have become friends with Sister Anne from the Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church in Copperfield who has been generous enough to lend neighborhood meeting space and Vietnamese interpreters to print Voting signs in the language. I also scripted a neighborhood, shopping center Christmas Play using neighborhood children of Vietnamese, White, and Hispanic descent. The geography of Walnut Creek winding through Copperfield led myself and others to work with COA to create a park whose nature trails are enjoyed by many who stop and reflect in the adjacent stream that flows nearby.
Please provide your employment history. I have spent over 30 years in the beauty that is Austin and watched as the city turned into a thriving area of commerce while keeping its natural beauty. Although I work in the High Tech field, I have volunteered with the Austin Nature Center, ARCH Homeless Center, and Copperfield Neighborhood Group.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. The diversity in my area has changed and is still changing as Austin is continuing to evolve. I would like to help guide that change.
District District 7
Does this application qualify? Yes