New technology group includes tech veterans
January 26, 2010
By Warren Kagarise
The day after Mayor Ava Frisinger announced the formation of the Issaquah Technology Task Force in the State of the City address, the mayor unveiled the group’s members and mission.
Frisinger delivered the annual address Monday. The mayor said the task force plans to improve quality of life and business competitiveness by discussing a community-wide fiber network.
The panel — 11 technology professionals and government officials — will examine communications and technology infrastructure, what existing technologies and services offered in the near future will be available, and what Issaquah will need in the future. The all-volunteer task force includes tech veterans.
The group is tasked to deliver a business plan. The document will outline what technology infrastructure improvements can be made, and how to best implement the upgrades.
For the first time in city history, the technology task force aims to be paperless by using digital files and electronic communications as much as possible. Meetings will be working sessions, but residents will be welcome to attend and observe.
“The task force, which is an impressive group of local technology experts, will study multiple methods for how we can strengthen Issaquah’s overall vitality,” Frisinger said in the State of the City address.
Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.