Commission application number 62 submitted by Kathryn Meehan on 06/08/2020

First Name Kathryn
Last Name Meehan
Voter Unique Identification number 1133333703
Ethnicity White
Gender Female
Age 35-44
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Theatre History and Criticism
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78744
What is your occupation? Director of Operations
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78744
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Stephen
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial Brent
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Jenkins
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? redistrictATX.org
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. Part of my job requirements is to read, assess, and negotiation contracts. Additionally, my advanced degree in Theatre History and Criticism, with a cognate in History, provided ample opportunity for critical reading and analysis.
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Please describe your ability to be impartial. As the president of the B. Iden Payne Awards Council, I work constantly to evaluate artistic presentations from a position of neutrality. My past work as chair of Dawson Neighborhood Planning Team during a particularly volatile time gave me ample opportunity to apply strict fairness based on the letter of our bylaws.
Disclaimer Signature Kathryn Meehan
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I moved to Austin over 20 years ago and have been disappointed to see so many of our neighbors of color leave Austin for more affordable communities. I firmly believe that fair representation of the needs of ALL of our neighbors is necessary for equitable government, and I'm excited at the opportunity to help craft districts with an eye toward fairness.
Please provide your employment history. For the last 3 years, I've served as Director of Operations for Rhode Partners, an architectural and urban design firm that focuses on urban markets and the development of dense, walkable neighborhoods. My specific tasks for this position include human resources, contract negotiation and contract management, and strategic planning for the firm as a whole. Prior positions are similar (Chief Strategic Officer for Bulltiger Inc., Development Coordinator for Writers League of Texas), focusing on organizational management, supporting creative teams working to accomplish complicated goals, and critically reading documents and providing interpretation for a group.
District District 2
Does this application qualify? Yes