The Applicant Review Panel selects 60 of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. Three Certified Public Accountants will serve on the Panel.

How the process works

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City Auditor randomly selects 3 Panel applicants

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Panel selects the 60 most qualified Commission applicants

Selection Process

During a public meeting, the City Auditor’s office will randomly select three people to serve on the Applicant Review Panel. The majority of the Panel’s work will be from November 2020 to mid-January 2021.

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Eligibility

You are eligible to serve on the Applicant Review Panel if:

  • you are a CPA who is currently licensed by the Texas Board of Public Accountancy;
  • you have been a practicing independent auditor for at least five years;
  • you live in the City of Austin;
  • you have no conflicts of interest.
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Conflicts of Interest

You are not eligible to serve on the Panel if you or your spouse/domestic partner have:

Within five years immediately before the application date:

  • been appointed to, elected to, or been a candidate for state or city office;
  • served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a political party or of a candidate’s campaign for state, county, or city office;
  • registered as a state or local lobbyist;
  • contributed $1,000 or more to candidates for City of Austin in the last City election; or

Within three years immediately before the application date:

  • been a paid employee of the City of Austin;
  • been paid as a professional or political contractor for the City of Austin or any controlling person of such a contractor.

Apply Here

Apply between June 1 and September 1, 2020.

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The application period for Applicant Review Panel is closed. You may review application statistics and individual applications below.

Applications Received

Panel Applications Received
44
Percentage of Panel applications that meet minimum requirements
36.36%
Panel Applications By District

City of Austin District Map - Districts as of 2013 - 2022 election
District 1
5
District 2
0
District 3
3
District 4
2
District 5
7
District 6
2
District 7
3
District 8
6
District 9
9
District 10
5
Panel Applications By Ethnicity
Panel Applications By Age
Panel Applications By Gender
Panel Applications By Education

All Reviewed Panel Applications

First Name Last Name District Gender Ethnicity Qualified? #
Abigael McClean District 8 Female White Yes 306
Robert Shanahan District 9 Male Hispanic or Latino Yes 300
Shari Dalchau District 8 Female White No 292
Amy Chin District 3 Female Self-describe No 279
Hugh Higgins District 10 Male White Yes 250
Robert Biggers Not Determined Male Black or African American No 247
Gail Johnson District 8 Female White No 244
Caroline Limaye District 9 Female White Yes 237
Joseph Hajjar District 8 Male Black or African American No 234
Faith Chamas District 9 Female Black or African American No 229
Chloe Riley District 1 Female Self-describe No 218
Jonathan Sosebee District 8 Male White No 216
Rocio Rowell District 5 Female Hispanic or Latino No 211
Timothy Miller District 6 Male White No 203
Madeleine Pearsall District 5 Female Self-describe No 202
Rosie Davila District 8 Female Hispanic or Latino No 193
Yvonne Weldon District 3 Female Asian No 190
Ed Pierce District 10 Male White No 187
Rachel David District 5 Female White Yes 186
Autumn Gray District 5 Female Black or African American No 183
Lillian VanScoy District 7 Female White No 178
Kendra Shelton District 1 Female Hispanic or Latino Yes 168
Karin Mahajan District 9 Female White Yes 162
Hien Pham District 6 Female Asian Yes 155
Mike Jones District 9 Male White No 143
Jordan McRae District 9 Male White No 141
Nicholas Dawe Not Determined Male White No 130
Heather Bendes District 10 Female White Yes 123
Carolyn Smith District 5 Female Black or African American No 119
TROY RICHARDSON District 1 Male White No 115
Angelica Reyes District 3 Female Hispanic or Latino No 99
Robert Ragan District 10 Male White No 73
Mitzi Wright District 1 Female Black or African American No 69
Bunny Neible District 7 Female White No 61
Thomas Davidson District 1 Male White Yes 58
Valerie Tran District 5 Female Asian Yes 52
Vyasar Ganesan District 5 Male Asian No 43
Tyler Vonderach District 7 Male White No 23
James Christianson District 9 Male White Yes 18
Rodney Almaraz District 9 Male Hispanic or Latino Yes 13
William Cooper District 10 Male White Yes 8
Allison Griffey District 4 Female White Yes 7
Mahala Guevara District 4 Female White No 6
Barry Massey District 9 Male White Yes 5