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Emergency Connectivity Fund Meeting

Posted on July 13, 2021

On July 8, people from the Education Community met with library staff to discuss what plans and ideas everyone had regarding the Emergency Connectivity Fund.   The Digital Marin team in partnership with Marin Promise Partnership covered details about the Emergency Connectivity Fund, informed the group on important deadlines, and lead a discussion on ways that...
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Magellan Advisors Holds Digital Marin Briefing

Posted on July 1, 2021

On June 24th Magellan Advisors presented their findings to the Digital Marin project team and workgroup members. The report covered their findings and recommendations for consideration in creating the Digital Marin plan. Topics included Marin's current internet infrastructure and services, an ongoing business model, and governance structure to move the Strategic Plan forward to project...
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Marin Information Security Collaboration (MISC)

Posted on June 25, 2021

Cybersecurity attacks such as ransomware against government agencies, businesses, and individuals have become the norm.  Cybercriminals launch their attacks in an attempt to disrupt operations, obtain unauthorized access to information, and extort money for their own financial gain. To combat these threats, the County formed the Marin Information Security Collaboration (MISC) to share information security...
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Digital Marin Holds Workshop for All Communities.

Posted on June 15, 2021

On June 10, 2021, the Digital Marin project held a workshop for all communities together.  Liza Massey, CIO of Marin County led the meeting with help from Rebecca Woodbury, formerly from the City of San Rafael and current Digital Marin Volunteer.  The group did two interactive polls and used Jamboard as a landing place for...
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Digital Marin talks EBB on KWMR’s Epicenter

Posted on June 11, 2021

On June 10th, 2021 County of Marin CIO and Digital Marin founder Liza Massey was interviewed on Epicenter about the Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). In Marin County 82% of residents rate their internet as only fair or poor.  During the pandemic shelter at home 41% of parents polled understood how to help their children...
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Digital Marin Education Findings

Posted on June 9, 2021

On June 3rd, 2021,  the Education Work Group met to review the findings of their outreach efforts. Highlights include: Increasing digital literacy training for parents and teachers Removing barriers to connectivity and digital access, at home and at school Student Information Systems - Need for proactive data infrastructure + capacity for tracking digital needs of student...
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Digital Marin Planning, Transportation and Public Works Findings

Posted on June 8, 2021

On June 2nd, 2021,  the Planning, Transportation, and Public Works Work Group met to review the findings of their outreach efforts. Highlights include: Supporting Countywide Permitting System Monitor Rollout of bikeshare (to be reworded) Virtual Public Engagement How to get information in an Emergency (Transportation, Public Works, Paratransit, Pre-evacuations, communications with vulnerable populations in flood...
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Digital Marin Healthcare and Community Based Organizations Findings

Posted on June 8, 2021

On June 4th, 2021,  the Healthcare and Community Based Organizations Work Group met to review the findings of their outreach efforts. Highlights include: Improving digital apps and supporting processes Increasing digital literacy training Removing barriers to digital access Meeting recipients’ capabilities & comfort levels Addressing privacy and security concerns Minutes: Digital Marin -Healthcare and Community...
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Digital Marin -Residents Work Group Findings

Posted on June 8, 2021

On June 4th, 2021,  the Residents' Work Group met to review the findings of their outreach efforts. Significant needs include: Digital Equity Digital Literacy Privacy and Security Safety   Digital Marin Residents Work Group Minutes with Revised Final Slide Deck
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Digital Marin Government & Emergency Management findings

Posted on June 8, 2021

On April 27th, 2021, the Government and Emergency Management working group held a meeting to review the findings of their outreach efforts. The core needs identified were: 6 Most Significant Needs (draft) High Speed Internet Everywhere! Digital Interconnectivity Leadership and Collaboration Digital Training More Resources Resiliency Meeting minutes are here: Digital Marin GEM Workgroup 2...
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Business & Economic Dev Work Group Findings

Posted on June 8, 2021

On June 3rd, 2021,  the Business and Economic Development Work Group met to review the findings of their outreach efforts. Highlights include: Businesses are willing to provide free wi-fi around their business  if they could get high quality broadband for a reasonable price Poor and spotty broadband availability is curtailing business growth in Marin Digital...
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Bridging the digital divide in a post-pandemic Marin

Posted on June 3, 2021

Before the pandemic cities across the US and the world were successfully taking control of their digital futures.  Building and ensuring community-wide access to the high-speed, low-cost broadband internet required for full access to community, opportunity, and resources in the twenty-first century. With the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel now in sight,...
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Commission on Aging Annual Forum

Posted on May 28, 2021

In honor of Marin County’s older adults and in observance of national Older Americans Month, the Marin County Commission on Aging presented a free webinar addressing the power of connection in supporting older adults’ health and well-being.  “Is There a Doctor in the House? Telehealth & Bridging the Digital Divide” was held on Thursday, May 27, from 10...
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Healthcare and Community Based Organizations Work Group Kick Off

Posted on May 24, 2021

The Healthcare and Community Based Organizations held their kickoff Work Group on February 24, 2021. This meeting included participants from Marin County, Marin Community Foundation, EMF Safety Network, Kaiser Permanente, Parent Services Project, In-home Services Public Authority, and the Digital Marin Residents team.  The notes for this meeting can be found here.
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Marin wrestles with broadband internet disconnect

Posted on May 10, 2021

San Francisco North Bay counties wrestle with broadband internet disconnect Source article is on North Bay Business Journal website Happy isn’t the word Marin residents would use to describe their internet service. Of the 671 people completing the survey that closes Friday, only 11% indicated they were satisfied with how fast and reliable their internet...
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Digital Marin April ESC Meeting

Posted on April 16, 2021

The Digital Marin Executive Steering Committee held a meeting on April 15.  The ESC shared updates from the Work Groups including  Government and Emergency Management; Education; ICT Providers; Planning, Transportation, and Public Works.  Michael Frank then gave a presentation, included in the slide deck, about Government and Emergency Management data analysis.  The video is below...
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Digital Marin March ESC Meeting

Posted on March 19, 2021

The Digital Marin Executive Steering Committee held a meeting on March 18.  After announcements, every community gave their updates, available in the notes link below.  As of March 18, all community groups have held their kick-off meetings.  New community emails and progress dashboards have been created for each group in the Teams application.  The video...
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How’s business? Digital Marin Surveys Businesses on Internet Access

Posted on March 4, 2021

As part of robust outreach and data collection efforts, the Digital Marin project is seeking feedback from Marin’s Business Community via an online survey in English and Spanish. It includes questions about access, quality, use of the internet, and the ability to successfully run a business where communication and access to information are increasingly done via the internet, websites, applications, and...

Planning, Transportation and Public Works Working Group February 26, 2021.

Posted on March 1, 2021

On February 26, 2021, the Planning, Transportation, and Public Works  Working Group met, facilitated by Elise Semonian, Planning Director in San Anselmo. Elise, along with Marin County Digital Marin volunteer Rebecca Woodbury, shared an overview of the Digital Marin project, the project’s goals, the role of the working group, and the approach for seeking outreach from stakeholders. 
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Digital Marin KWMR Interview

Posted on February 18, 2021

Executive Steering Committee member Liza Massey was interviewed on KWMR's Epicenter program on February 16, 2021.  KWMR's Jeffrey Manson talks with Liza about the Digital Marin project and the recently released Residents' Survey.   Listen at:
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