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Rick Usher

City of Kansas City, Mo.
Assistant City Manager
Kansas City, Missouri Area
I am Assistant City Manager for Entrepreneurship & Small Business and the City Manager's liaison to the City Council's Small Business, Entrepreneurship & Jobs Committee. I am working with City Departments and our vibrant entrepreneur community partners to establish a business-friendly customer service culture in City Hall and to make KC America's Most Entrepreneurial City. In March 2010, I assisted in the public-private GoogleKC Coalition's response to Google's Fiber for Communities RFI. I assisted in the City's negotiations with Google and in May 2011, Kansas City, Missouri joined our sister city, Kansas City, Kansas, as the first Google Fiber Communities. I represent the City in the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion and am working with the Mayor's Office, City departments and our private sector partners on the implementation of the City’s Digital Equity Strategic Plan. The success of this plan implementation will be shown in the use of the Internet by our residents as consumers, learners, digital citizens, employees and entrepreneurs.