City of Fresno CIO Honored as White House Champion of Change
09/21/2012
FRESNO – The White House, today, announced 13 “Champions of Change” who have committed themselves to creating a more open and innovative government through entrepreneurship. The City of Fresno is proudly represented among the champions by Chief Information Officer Carolyn Hogg.

Each week, a different sector is highlighted and groups of Champions are recognized by the White House for the work they are doing to serve and strengthen their communities. Whether making local government information and public data more accessible; creating local environments to encourage and support entrepreneurs; or developing workforce programs to provide residents with skills for the high-tech economy, these champions of change work tirelessly to build a better future for the citizens they serve.

The White House had this to say about Carolyn Hogg:
Carolyn T. Hogg has served as the Chief Information Officer for the City of Fresno for the past five years. Recognizing that a city is only as good as the region surrounding it, led her to partner with agencies outside of city hall to maximize public funds. Today, Carolyn and her team of partners such as the San Joaquin Valley Regional Broadband Consortium, Office of Community and Economic Development at CSU Fresno, the USDA, and the Strong Cities/Strong Communities (SC2) Federal team are working together to bring wireless broadband to the rural area which will be used for smarter farming, distance learning, tele-health, and sharing of open data and common applications used among all municipalities throughout the region to maximize public funds.

“We are very proud of Carolyn’s leadership and innovation. Not only does she strengthen opportunities and services for Fresno residents, but she also serves as a national example of the hard work and success that comes with innovators of government services. Her conversations with the USDA and other partners at the table for the federal Strong Cities, Strong Communities program have fostered the rural wireless broadband initiative” said City Manager, Mark Scott.

This release includes citations from the White House announcement on Champions of Change.

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