City of Austin, Digital InclusionJohn Speirs is responsible for managing and administering City's implementation of the Digital Inclusion Strategic Plan in Austin by coordinating with local organizations, commissions and other public and private entities involved with digital and communications technology in Austin. John provides contract management for a portfolio of $400,000 in services delivered by Austin non-profits for community technology services including public access & digital literacy skills training and the City’s Grant for Technology Opportunities Program. John provides administration of the Google Fiber Community Connections program including annual reporting goals of recipients and program monitoring. He facilitates strategic efforts with the Austin Community Technology & Telecommunications Commission, whose members are appointed by the Austin City Council, to identify opportunities to maximize program effectiveness where practical. John, a native of California, has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Planning from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona with a Master’s in Public Administration from Texas State University- San Marcos.