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When: Tuesday, October 23rd - Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
Where: Richmond Omni
This 2-day Workshop, structured as four half-day sessions (9 AM- 4:30 PM each day), builds towards desired outcomes. Participants will contribute to development of the specific products that support the Workshop goals. The focus areas of the Workshop will include data governance, energy, public health and safety, broadband and transportation. 
  1. Commonwealth actions to lower the barriers to entry for smart communities
  2. Use of smart community concepts to close the digital divide and make the benefits available to every citizen of the Commonwealth
  1. Identification of prioritized individual community needs
  2. Identification of common infrastructure needs across communities that are potential for synergies from state-level implementation
  3. Identification of short-term pilot programs that would add value to specific communities
  4. Recommended Legislative package for 2019 General Assembly/Administration
Tuesday Morning Baseline: What Is Already Happening in Virginia
Tuesday Afternoon Needs: Community-Driven “Smart” Innovation (Facilitated working groups)
Wednesday MorningPossibilities: What Is Working Elsewhere/What can the Commonwealth enable?
Wednesday AfternoonActions: Recommended Legislation and Pilots (Facilitated working groups)
This Workshop builds on extensive work conducted over the past year by the Governor's Virginia Smart Communities Working Group. The second report from the Working Group can be accessed here, and the third "roadmap" report will be published prior to the Smart City Council Workshop.

For additional information about this event, contact David Ihrie -