|Join FOCUS Greater Syracuse on Friday, September 24 at 12:05 pm for a Forum on “Bridging the Digital Divide in Central New York.”|
This forum will cover the impact of the digital divide in CNY, and the initiatives planned and underway by the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County to address digital inclusion and equity.
Eliminating the digital divide in urban and rural communities is a long-standing national challenge which was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as access to technology was essential to daily necessities of life.
This Forum will feature:
David Bottar, Executive Director, CNY Regional Planning and Development Board;
Annabeth Hayes, Co-Founder, CNY Digital Inclusion Coalition, Director, Tully Free Library;
Jennifer Tifft, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Neighborhood & Business Development, City of Syracuse;
Kevin Sexton, Chief Information Officer, Onondaga County Department of Information Technology.
Moderator Sharon Brangman, MD, Chair, Department of Geriatrics, SUNY Upstate Medical.