The Google Fiber Experience in Kansas City
When Google announced a new program to provide super fast internet to select cities, local governments around the country jumped at the idea. To bring something new and innovative to a city would be seen as a great accomplishment for elected officials and public administrators alike. But the work behind the scenes to get Google Fiber is often overlooked and under appreciated.
To explain to us all the effort and work behind bringing Google Fiber to a city we have a webinar in July on just that! Join us as Rick Usher, the Assistant City Manager of Kansas City, MO talks about his experience brining the lighting fast internet provider to his city. The final date is being finalized but mark your calendars for July 17th at Noon (CT).
All of our ELGL webinars take place at www.anymeeting.com/ELGLWebinar
Meet the Speaker…
Home to the Chiefs, Royals, and Cookingham, Rick Usher is the Assistant City Manager in Kansas City, Missouri. Specifically, Rick is the liaison to the City Council’s Special Committee on Small Business, where he works with departments and private sector partners to establish a business-friendly customer service culture in City Hall.
Rick has spent 29 years at the City of Kansas City. Prior to being named the assistant city manager, Rick served as an assistant to the city manager and a downtown projects coordinator. Rick is a graduate of Louisiana Tech.
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Sr. Budget & Management Analyst at the City of Durham, North Carolina. ELGL Board of Directors. Producer & Co-Host of the GovLove Podcast. Would rather be walking his dog Franklin.