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Digital Equity Strategic Initiatives Division Manager
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Rebecca is an experienced public servant, innovative policy expert, and strategic thought partner skilled in cable/telecommunications policy, public right-of-way management and regulation, and broadband infrastructure planning and is passionate about digital equity and its connection to racial, gender, economic, and disability justice. In her current role as the Strategic Initiatives Division Manager, she is responsible for leading and executing community and economic development initiatives, which address challenging issues affecting low-income individuals, underserved communities, and small businesses’ access to and use of technology. She sets the digital equity research, policy, and advocacy agenda for the City and works alongside community members and leaders, decision makers, and subject area experts to create lasting structural change through policy advocacy, coalition building, and strategic investments. She initiated and secured on-going funding for the City’s Digital Inclusion Fund, which continues to invest in digital inclusion capacity building in the community and serves as a catalyst for public-private partnerships. Rebecca also serves as the staff director for the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission’s (MHCRC), a quasi-governmental entity responsible for cable franchising, consumer protection, promoting civic engagement, and grantmaking to support video technology access and use.
Rebecca graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in political science and environmental policy. Prior to working for the City of Portland/MHCRC, she worked for a private environmental consulting group specializing in global climate change policy development.
Rebecca uses she/her pronouns.
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City of Portland, OR