Virtual Chapter Meeting - Smart Columbus 2.0
Please join us for a virtual Chapter meeting of OCCAEE on Thursday, April 8, 11AM - 12:30PM.
SMART is Just The Start
In 2016, Columbus beat 77 cities to win U.S. Department of Transportation’s $50 million Smart City Challenge. Through a pair of grants, Smart Columbus has worked to make transportation options more accessible throughout the community and accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and the buildout of EV charging infrastructure. Upon the grant’s conclusion in 2021, Smart Columbus will have installed over 900 EV charging ports, influenced over 3,200 individuals to buy an EV, launched the first self-driving shuttle operating on public residential streets, and engaged over 100,000 residents to educate and inspire on the future of mobility and sustainability in our community.
But Smart Columbus’ work doesn’t end with the conclusion of the grants. Join Jordan Davis to learn about Smart Columbus’ future sustainability and innovation efforts in our community
We are pleased to be joined this knowledgeable expert:
Jordan Davis, Director, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership
Instrumental in Columbus becoming the sole winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart Cities Challenge in 2016, Jordan Davis has played a founding role as Director of Smart Columbus for the Columbus Partnership, leading strategy and partnerships for deploying emerging technologies to improve people’s lives in cities. In her role, she has overseen one of the country’s first self-driving vehicle deployments, formed partnerships with over 100 different organizations representing $720 million of aligned investment, and directed Columbus’ effort to increase electric vehicle adoption by nearly 500% breaking world records for EV education and leading the Midwest in market growth. Most recently, Jordan incepted Can’t Stop Columbus, a grass-roots innovation movement responding to the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. The effort has attracted over 600 virtual volunteers, launched over 30 projects in 12 different issue areas of the community, and is now organizing to be a permanent organizing platform for civic tech and skilled volunteering into the future. In the community, Jordan is Co-founder and Director of the Central Ohio Leadership Academy, member of the board for the Columbus School for Girls, and former three term Chair of the Create Columbus Commission. Jordan has been fortunate to speak to audiences around the world about her pioneering work and has been honored as one of the ‘Top 25 Government Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers’ by Government Magazine, ‘Top 100 Influential Young Executives’ by American City Business Journals, a ‘Rising Star’ by Automotive News, and one of ten Mercedes Benz Future of Mobility Fellows in the world.
Please register to receive log-in information for the Zoom meeting. Please note, you will be asked to register on Zoom as well.
We look forward to seeing you on April 8th for this informative session!
Your OCCAEE Chapter Board
$0.00 OCCAEE Chapter Meeting - Smart Columbus 2.0 April 8th, 2021