Commission application number 82 submitted by Matt Glazer on 06/09/2020

First Name Matt
Last Name Glazer
Voter Unique Identification number 1132529178
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 35-44
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Political Science
What is your occupation? Non-profit consultant
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78745
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78745
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Callie
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Langford
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. I have a masters of science technology and commercialization from the University of Texas and have extensive experience with financial documents in my role at Mission Capital. I served as a staffer in the state legislature in 2007 - 2009 working on the state water bill and natural resource legislations analyzing water flows, groundwater districts, etc. Additionally, I have served within the startup community doing work on market validation, equity, go to market strategy, etc.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. For the past 12 years, I have worked with the Annette Straus Institute teaching young republicans and democrats about political and civic organizing. I have been fortunate to be the longest-serving mentor because of my ability to be impartial and think of the greater good of the students and participants. Additionally, I work with all parties when consulting with non-profit boards and teaching best practices and supporting their development. I do not believe a personal party makes them morally superior or inherently correct. I believe I am independent and my only goal is for Austin to be the best city possible.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. This question centers me and my whiteness in my work on racial equity and diversity. I have done the work for the past 10 years to learn more about our history by participating in Leadership Austin, the Anti-Defamation Leagues Glass Fellowship, Beyond Diversity, and Undoing Racism. I have more work to do and I will continue to do that work.
Please provide your employment history. https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewglazer/
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I sit on the board for The Other Ones Foundation and E4 Youth as well as being the former vice chair of the Skillpoint Alliance. I have been highly active in our non-profit community for 15 years as a staffer and board member on a range of issues. Additionally, I am highly active in local accelerators and incubators as a mentor and coach. I do the work, engage in questions, dig in on data, and am not swayed by political arguments. I want to be on this commission because the way our district maps are drawn empowers and creates equity on a good day. If they are done wrong, the will disenfranchise and prevent thousands from having a voice in our community. The stakes are too high and I would like to serve.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Austintexas.gov, City of Austin employee
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Disclaimer Signature Matt Glazer
District District 2
Does this application qualify? Yes