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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: https://kwmr.org/broadcasts/30634
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Education Working Group Launch

Posted on February 17, 2021

On February 17, 2021 the Education Working Group met, facilitated by Digital Marin Executive Steering Committee member Ross Millerick, and project sponsor Liza Massey.    The Education working group includes members from Marin Promise Partnership, Marin County Office of Education, College of Marin, and city school districts.   The agenda included introductions, an orientation to the...
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Marin City Free Internet Project

Posted on February 12, 2021

Collaboration continues to bridge the digital divide in Marin's most under-served communities. The Marin Community Foundation, County of Marin, and Sausalito Marin City School District (SMCSD) partnered to provide free Comcast Internet Essentials service to 300 households for two years.  The partnership is also planning public outdoor Wi-Fi access at three locations in Marin City....
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Resident Work Group gets update on project, survey, and more

Posted on February 11, 2021

On February 10, 2021 the Residents Working Group met and received a status update on the project in terms of the other work groups, the asset inventory, and the community survey. Marin County CIO Liza Massey provided information about the outreach strategies being used for the different sectors. She shared that the asset inventory being...
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Government and Emergency Management Working Group provides feedback on outreach

Posted on February 11, 2021

On January 14, 2020 the Government and Emergency Management Working Group met, facilitated by Michael Frank of Marin General Services Agency. Michael, along with Marin County CIO Liza Massey and 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...
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Are You Online? Digital Marin Surveys Public on Internet Access

Posted on February 8, 2021

Thousands enjoy strong internet access in Marin County, and thousands more don’t. Digital Marin, an effort to develop a countywide roadmap to achieve digital equity for all, seeks feedback from the community about internet access. Officially launched in December 2020, Digital Marin has set the following goals: Everyone in Marin has access to high quality,...
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Residents Working Group convenes to learn about Digital Marin

Posted on January 15, 2021

On December 22, 2020 the Residents Working Group met, facilitated by Bruce Vogen. Bruce, along with Marin County CIO Liza Massey 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 residents. The working group asked questions about the project and...
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Digital Marin on KWMR Epicenter

Posted on January 14, 2021

Executive Steering Committee members Liza Massey and Rebecca Woodbury were on air with Amanda Eichstaedt's Epicenter to talk about the Digital Marin project.  Listen from their website at: https://kwmr.org/broadcasts/29673
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Digital Marin write-up in the Marin IJ

Posted on January 8, 2021

On December 31st the Marin Independent Journal published an article by Will Houston where he interviews Digital Marin Executive Steering Committee members  Liza Massey, Rebecca Woodbury, and Bruce Vogen.  The article does a splendid job summarizing the Digital Marin objectives for their readers.  Mr. Houston also described the digital divide and gave the Canal Wi-Fi...
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Collaboration to Identify and Eliminate Gaps in ‘Digital Divide’

Posted on December 17, 2020

The County of Marin is part of a new cross-sector effort to develop a countywide strategic plan to address local internet access and digital equity gaps. The project, called Digital Marin, will look beyond infrastructure needs and identify opportunities for data sharing, efficiencies, resiliency, and digital service improvements. The plan will outline projects and initiatives...
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Communities begin forming in December 2020

Posted on November 20, 2020

Digital Marin is a community-driven planning process. Part of the outreach process is to establish "communities of interest" groups for general focus areas (education, transportation, government, etc.). These groups will reach out to organizations, residents, and businesses who are part of there area of focus. These groups are forming now and soon they will start...
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Welcome to Digital Marin

Posted on November 20, 2020

Digital Marin is a planning effort to better understand the digital needs and vision of our residents, communities, schools, public agencies, and business sectors. The plan will outline projects and initiatives to help us reach these goals: Everyone has access to high speed internet and knows how to use it; Public agencies, non-profits, and non-governmental...
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