REEDY’S RESUME

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Reedy’s Resume

REEDY M. SPIGNER III

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Office of the Attorney General Austin, Texas
Grant Monitor 2014-Present

Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Monitors grant accounts expenditures, and reporting on grant funds and administrative and budget related compliance issues.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records, ensuring that grant expenditures are properly supported and approved
  • Monitors and identifies potential overspending situations and devises plans to mitigate cost overruns and disallowances.
  • Maintains knowledge of victim services, criminal justice, child support and other Office of the Attorney General related program services in Texas and NationallyProvides advanced consultative services and technical assistance related to the management of Victim Coordinator Liaison Grants, other Victim Assistance Grants, and Sexual Assault Prevention Crisis contracted client services.
  • Serves as liaison between state agencies, local agencies, and non-profit organizations providing grant management training, program monitoring, and quality assurance to ensure program compliance.
  • Performs advanced policy research and analysis for written reports and other materials on grant issues.
  • Develops and implemented policies and procedures for conducting, evaluating, and reporting grant activities.
  • Serves as an expert and resource in grant management to other state agencies and organizations.

Texas Department of State Health Services Austin, Texas
Quality Assurance Program Specialist 2005-2013

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Oversaw the Quality Assurance (QA) reviews for public hospital preparedness grant contractors.
  • Developed and implement policies and procedures for conducting, evaluating, and reporting quality assurance activities and findings.
  • Developed risk assessment tool to determine priority of QA contractor reviews.
  • Planned and conducted on-site reviews to determine compliance with contract requirements, Department of State Health Services (DSHS) policies and procedures, and Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) guidelines relating to hospital preparedness response.
  • Provided consultative services and technical assistance to contracted entities on strategies for meeting project objectives.
  • Consulted with agency staff to ensure that all policies and procedures related to QA activities meet required agency standards.
  • Coordinated with DSHS program staff to evaluate, assess, and recommend action regarding contracts.
  • Served as liaison for local, regional, and state public hospital preparedness contractors which includes 22 regions, 598 hospitals, and 254 counties.

Office of the Attorney General Austin, Texas
Program Specialist 2003-2005

Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Provided advanced consultative services and technical assistance related to the management of Victim Coordinator Liaison Grants, other Victim Assistance Grants, and Sexual Assault Prevention Crisis contracted client services.
  • Assisted in the development, planning, and implementation of agency grant programs.
  • Served as liaison between state agencies, local agencies, and non-profit organizations providing grant management training, program monitoring, and quality assurance to ensure program compliance.
  • Performed advanced policy research and analysis for written reports and other materials on grant issues.
  • Developed and implemented policies and procedures for conducting, evaluating, and reporting grant activities.
  • Served as an expert and resource in grant management to other state agencies and organizations.

State of Texas, Senate Committee on Jurisprudence Austin, Texas
Policy Analyst 2001-2003

Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Reviewed and prepared policy analysis for proposed legislation. Researched comments on bills or other documents for needed amendments.
  • Drafted papers, speeches, and other educational materials targeting a range of audiences.
  • Monitored House Committee for issues related to the Jurisprudence Committee.
  • Conducted interviews with staff, interests groups, and constituents related to proposed legislation.
  • Served as liaison between the Jurisprudence Committee and The Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center at Prairie View A&M University to ensure that it operated as stipulated by the State of Texas Legislature.

EDUCATION

Masters of Public Administration, Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA) 2000
B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA), 1994
Ph. D. candidate in Educational Leadership, Prairie View A&M University (Prairie View, TX) Expected May 2019

MEMBERSHIPS

National Forum for Black Public Administrators
Conference of Minority Public Administrators
Southern University Alumni Federation
Southern University Masters of Public Administrators
Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

East Austin Schools Coalition
Reading Buddies Norman/Sims Elementary Schools
Austin Parks and Recreation
Alamo Park Easter Seals of Texas
Guide Right Foundation of Austin, Inc.


Affordability/Housing Displacement

East Austinite’s Plan to Sell Home Nearly Thwarted, Austin Chronicle, Caleb Pritchard, Fri. Nov. 4, 2016.

https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2016-11-04/east-austinites-plan-to-sell-home-nearly-thwarted

Reedy has experienced the issues facing the district first-hand. The problems of D1 are his problems, not problems he needs to study to understand. He has lived with and engaged with neighbors about thee problems for years. No one brings things level of understanding and community engagement to the table.

Reedy, unlike other candidates, was displaced from his E. 22nd neighborhood as a result of rising property taxes and an obtrusive land code that restricted his ability to sub-divide his lot, which he initially proposed. Additionally, he alone petitioned the Historic Landmark Commission, the Planning Commission, and ultimately City Council and negotiated a compromised solution that allowed him to sell his home, place a historic marker at the location the house once stood. Your paper and many other reported on this dispute thoroughly.

https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2016-11-04/east-austinites-plan-to-sell-home-nearly-thwarted/

CodeNext

Shortly after entering the race Reedy, on Aug. 1, was first to call for a halt to the vote for CodeNEXT. He announced his views on-air with Caleb Pritchard. About 90 minutes later Mayor Adler called for a halt to CodeNEXT.

https://player.fm/series/austin-monitor/austin-monitor-radio-district-1-candidate-reedy-spigner

Public Safety

Being the victim of a violent crime, which required him to deal directly with the APD and district attorney, Reedy had to work intimately with the APD and district attorney’s office surrounding a home invasion and break-in to his historic home. This experience provided him valuable insight into the issues facing the APD when investigating a violent crime. After several discussions with investigators, captains and detectives he learned of the staffing and investigative challenges related to the current operating budget and police morale.

Education

https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/east-austin-activists-push-to-create-a-new-school-district/1419645930

Reedy has been at the forefront of advocating for better schools in East Austin for the last five (5) years since his daughter was enrolled in Norman Elementary. He is the only candidate with a child educated in an East Austin AISD school who frequently speaks at school board meetings.

Reedy along with along with Ted Gordon and Jim Harrington spent nearly a year organizing community support to keep Norman and Sims Elementary schools open before AISD ultimately awarded a $25M renovation.

Reedy along with along with Ted Gordon and Jim Harrington and others have spearheaded the East Austin Manifesto and the community engagement surrounding its creation.

Reedy and Jim Harrington have penned op-ed pieces advocating and explaining their positions.

https://www.statesman.com/news/20180706/commentary-why-east-austin-should-have-its-own-school-district

Work Experience

Reedy is the only candidate with practical government experience as a government employee for more than 20 years. His work requires him to build coalitions with a variety of different pope with various backgrounds.

In his current position as a Quality Assurance Program Specialist he serves as liaison for local, regional, and state public hospital preparedness contractors which includes 22 regions, 598 hospitals, and 254 counties. This requires him to travel to various counties, evaluate and engage with various grant recipients, evaluate their performance and make recommendations for future grant involvement.

In his current position Reedy is responsible for the oversight of grants in excess of $40M+.

Reedy is the only candidate who has lived in three capital cities that are facing similar issues, Atlanta, Baton Rouge and Austin.
Legacy

District 1 is experiencing incredible growing pains related to gentrification, displacement and affordability. To adequately navigate these problems the candidate needs to understand D1’s history, have a voice to speak with old and new residents and have a vision for the future. Reedy, unlike any other candidate, Reedy has experienced the issues facing the district first-hand. Three (3) events related to his historic home were the catalyst for Reedy’s run for City Council. The first is rising property taxes and gentrification. The second was violent crime. The third was the lack of competitive education in D1.

Reedy is a third-generation Austinite and District 1 legacy homeowner who has resided in District 1 for more than thirty years. First, at a historic home at E. 22nd home that his grandparents brought to Austin from Waco in 1946 and currently in Harris Branch. His grandparents were both pioneers in the African-American community; Austin’s first African-American doctors and founder of Black Austin Democrats.

In his D1 neighborhood his brand is very relevant as most longtime residents, even Ora Houston, refer to his as “Lil Reedy”. They remember him growing up in the neighborhood with his parents Hon. Reedy Spigner, Jr. and James Murphy Spigner.

Additionally, the “Reedy” brand has represented the Office of Attorney General in all his dealing with the public, throughout Texas, since his hiring.