About Mary Beth Henry, Cindy Gibbon & Matthew TimberlakeMary Beth Henry is Director, Office of Community Technology, City of Portland, Oregon. Henry has served the City of Portland for more than thirty-one years, most recently as director of the Office for Community Technology and staff director for the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission. She developed and implemented Portland’s Broadband Strategic Plan, which recognizes broadband Internet as an essential service. She also works on legislative and policy issues related to broadband communications, maintaining local authority, and digital inclusion. Henry, a past president of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (www.natoa.org), attended undergraduate school at St. Michael’s College and graduate school at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
Cindy Gibbon is the Access and Information Services Director for Multnomah County Library and a founding member of the Portland/Multnomah County Digital Inclusion Network. She has been advocating for digital inclusion since 1994, when Multnomah County Library began planning some of the first public libraries in the US to offer public access computing.
Matthew Timberlake is the Information Technology Portfolio Manager for Multnomah County Library. He is a founding member of the Digital Inclusion Network in Portland. His work as a technologist has been featured in national publications in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
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WATCH A VIDEO DISCUSSION WITH THE AUTHORS OF VOLUME 5, ISSUE 1
- Introduction: Digital Inclusion Policies and Programs of Local Governments
- City of Austin Leads Coalition of Digital Inclusion Programs to Aid Implementation of Digital Inclusion Strategic Plan
- The City of Boston’s Broadband and Digital Equity Advocate: The First Twelve Months
- Facilitating Public-Private Partnerships for Digital Equity and Inclusion in Kansas City, Missouri
- In Portland, the Path to Digital Equity: Building Inclusion from the Ground Up