Unlocking the Connection Proclamation
On February 25, the Mayor of Austin awarded the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) a proclamation for its work in digital inclusion. The "Unlocking The Connection" program serves as a national model for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Housing of Urban Development (HUD) in the White House Initiative called Connect Homes.
Each of the founding partners received an award. Pictured, left to right:
Mayor Steve Adler; Parisa Fatehi-Weeks-Community Impact Manager, Google Fiber; John Speirs- Digital Inclusion Coordinator, City of Austin; Sylvia Blanco- Executive Vice President, HACA; Molly Beth Malcolm- Special Assistant to the President/CEO, Austin Community College; Catherine Crago-Strategic Initiatives and Resource Development, HACA; Rondella Hawkins- Officer, Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs, City of Austin; Juanita Budd- Executive Director, Austin Free-Net.