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Mary Beth Henry

Mary Beth Henry is a Digital Equity/Broadband Advocate and the former Director of the City of Portland’s Office for Community Technology and Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, where she initiated and oversaw development of Portland’s Broadband Strategic Plan and the county-wide Digital Equity Action Plan, which brought together business, community, and governmental partners in the recognition that digital equity and affordable, ubiquitous, next generation broadband internet are essential for the region’s future. Most recently she served as a Senior Fellow at the National Digital Inclusion Alliance where she co-wrote Informing Strategic Investment in Digital Equity. In 2016, she was selected to present a peer-reviewed paper The Digital Livable City at the International Making Cities Livable conference in Rome, Italy. She received NATOA’s 2016 Broadband Visionary of the Year and, along with her team, NATOA’s Strategic Plan of the Year. She gave the Keynote Address at the Oregon Connections conference in October of 2018 and was recently featured in the video short Digital Inclusion Summit.
She has a passion for collaboration, digital equity and broadband.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, July 12