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BLAIR LEVIN, A FORMER OFFICIAL IN THE CLINTON AND OBAMA ADMINISTRATIONS, TO JOIN WCA’S “GIGABIT WESTCHESTER” INITIATIVE AS A “VOLUNTARY COUNSELOR”
Blair Levin, Executive Director of Gig.U: The Next Generation Network Innovation Project and a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, has joined the WCA’s Blueprint for Smart Growth team as Voluntary Counselor to the WCA’s Gigabit Broadband initiative, which was announced on October 6th at a press conference. Levin served in the first Obama administration as Executive Director of the National Broadband Plan and in the Clinton administration as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the FCC, where from 2009-2010, Levin oversaw the development of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan.
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County Association are all about, and how you can get involved.
All of our Happy Hours are open to all interested young professionals in the area. We always suggest attending a YP Happy Hour as a great first introduction to the Westchester County Association and its initiatives!
The Westchester County Association announced that it was launching a public-private partnership to spearhead Smart Growth initiatives in Westchester County to bring gigabit broadband, new business, and innovation to Westchester’s four largest cities. The cities – Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers – are to sign a Smart City ComPACT shortly and, as a first step, work with the WCA to bring to the cities gigabit broadband to every household, business, healthcare, and educational organization in the next three to five years.
Historically, fewer women than men have chosen careers in STEM fields. The good news is that with greater public awareness of this disparity, attitudes may be changing. And with Westchester County emerging as a significant biotech and health tech hub, the Westchester County Association (WCA), Westchester’s preeminent business leadership association, is working hard to encourage women to enter STEM careers.Two years ago, the WCA inaugurated the...