Building Community Opportunity Through E-Commerce
Today’s Teens Teaching Technology
Innovations in Local Government Use of Technology
Take part with our guests in a discussion about how computers, the Internet, and telecommunications technology can be used in local government to improve responsiveness to their citizens, and increase citizen participation in local government. The discussion will focus on opportunities for smaller, less urban communities.
Stuart McKee – Director, Wa. Department of Information Services
Sharon Fasnacht, Municipal Government Analyst, Association of Washington Cities
Skye Richendrfer, Mayor, City of Mount Vernon, Washington
Hear from national experts and community leaders from across the county who are making rural telework a viable option for rural communities.
Featured guest will include Kathy King of the Oregon Department of Energy and Joe Sertich, director of the True North Teleworks Center projects in northern Minnesota.
Community Leaders Taking Charge
Hear from local leaders about lessons learned in engaging their community to develop and implement a community wide plan to expand the availability and use of telecommunications for community betterment.
Stories from the Front Line
Join with business, health care, education and civic leaders within your community and others across the state to discuss how computers, Internet and modern telecommunications can benefit your business, organization and community. Featured guest include:
- Jon Ochs, President Eureka Software, a successful software application business operated from a family farm located in a rural corner of Whitman County
- Nancy Vorhees, C.O.O., Inland Northwest Health Services. Nancy and her INHS team lead a consortium of 28 hospitals and mental health centers recognized for innovation in providing access to clinical care, and health care education to remote locations through the use of telecommunications
- Frank Walter, Superintendent, Quillayute Valley School District. Frank and his school district, located on the tip of the Olympic Peninsula, are considered a national leader in the innovative use of digital tools to prepare kids and their community’s future workforce for success in a fast moving information society.