Commission application number 46 submitted by brigham morris on 06/07/2020

First Name brigham
Last Name morris
Voter Unique Identification number 1139006446
Ethnicity Asian
Gender Male
Age 35-44
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued accounting
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78741
What is your occupation? financial analyst
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78741
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
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
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Please describe your relevant analytical skills. I'm a certified public accountant (3 years audit experience) and have served in a financial analyst capacity where I have performed deep-dive analytics around global financial markets, including target, serviceable and total available markets (SAM/TAMs). Experienced working with large datasets in SQL and excel, and visualization tools such as Tableau using said datasets.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. My whole career has been centered around the inclusion of impartiality and objectivity in my day-to-day interactions. As a CPA, I am required under the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) under Board 511.58(c) to confirm ethics training under the Rules of Professional Conduct, including Professional Objectivity, as well the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct that establishes standards for auditor independence, integrity and objectivity, responsibilities to clients and colleagues and acts discreditable to the accounting profession.
Disclaimer Signature brigham morris
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Compared to other municipalities around the country, the COA always strives to be as progressive as possible in its inclusivity and diversity. The COA continuously works to improve its process in achieving the diversity and geographic representation for a fair, just and verdant city and community.
Please provide your employment history. 2014-2017 RSM/Padgett, Stratemann & Co (PS&Co joined RSM Aug 2016) - Sr. Assurance Associate 2017-2018 Farm Credit Bank of Texas - Sr. Accountant, Financial Reporting 2018-2020-Financial Analyst and Business Operations Senior Associate
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I'm highly passionate about this redistricting initiative and hope to be a part of something that will shape our city and community for years to come. I believe I have the skills and knowledge to help the citizens of the COA to be fairly represented in their said districts.
District District 3
Does this application qualify? Yes