Commission application number 68 submitted by Renee Jonard on 06/08/2020

First Name Renee
Last Name Jonard
Voter Unique Identification number 1169426696
Ethnicity Asian
Gender Female
Age 35-44
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Business Adminstration
What is your occupation? Booking Agent
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78741
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? No
Have you voted in 3 of the last 5 City of Austin general elections (or corresponding runoff if applicable)? No
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. I'm good at looking at information and thinking about questions we need to ask and researching the answers to said questions.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I'm a South Asian American person who's grown up in Texas and I've been working with people from all different economic statuses to educational backgrounds. I am able to look at the facts and problem solve for the issues that need to be solved in the best interest of the community. I am not sure how to be impartial exactly because every person has biases. I do recognize my biases and understand how to set them aside to listen and be empathetic.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I've lived in the greater Austin Area since 2014 when I moved to Round Rock from Houston with my family. I attended St. Edward's University and commuted everyday for 2 years. I moved to Travis County in October 2017. I've self-described myself as a minority within a minority as a South Asian American raised as a fourth generation Seventh-Day Adventist in Texas. I grew up in Houston with people from all different backgrounds and cultures such as Latinx, Filipinos, Southeast Asians, Black, and white people. My faith communities have always been mixed as well from people from all over the world.
Please provide your employment history. I have a diverse skill set working in law, mental health, and the music industry. I'm active locally and nationally with creating a sustainable music industry. My passion is that the music industry will utilize the power of technology and creativity to ensure we create a more equitable ecosystem for artists and those of us supporting musicians.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I just want to use my time and energy to support our community if you believe I would be a good candidate.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Newspaper
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Disclaimer Signature Renee Jonard
District District 3
Does this application qualify? No