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“Lowcountry Digital Equity Coalition (LDEC) Elects Inaugural Executive Committee”

By April 24, 2024No Comments

Source: Lowcountry Digital Equity Coalition
Stacey Lendbergh, LDEC Co-Manager

(Charleston, SC) – The LDEC membership have elected the inaugural Executive Committee to lead the regional alliance which represents a cross-sector of businesses, governments, and other community anchor institutions, dedicated to activities that ensure digital equity across Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties.

The Executive Committee members are:

  • Mary Ann Gilmer – Vice President of Mission, Palmetto Goodwill
  • Natalie Hauff, Deputy Director, Innovation, Charleston County Public Library
  • Ashlee Parra, DIgital Literacy Program Manager, Palmetto Care Connections
  • Ryan Wilcox, Regional Economic Development Specialist, BCD Council of Governments

“The One Region Roadmap identified digital equity as a critical action area that must be addressed to create a resilient and prosperous economy that works for all residents. As One Region’s lead agent for digital equity, the Lowcountry Digital Equity Coalition (LDEC) has taken action that has positively impacted residents of our region and helped inform South Carolina’s stated digital equity goals. This formalization of LDEC gives us the structure and support to reach those in need faster and in more meaningful ways,” Ryan Wilcox, BCDCOG and Managing Director of One Region.

As a component of its mission, The LDEC will lead and support regional efforts to:

  • ensure that all residents of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties have access to affordable, reliable high speed internet to benefit from this technology in order to thrive to their fullest potential.
  • achieve goals and objectives outlined by the SC Digital Equity Plan and the Digital Equity Act of 2021.

About The Lowcountry Digital Equity Coalition:

The Lowcountry Digital Equity Coalition (LDEC) is a regional public-private partnership responsible for setting and conducting the strategic priorities of the tri-county in the Charleston/N. Charleston MSA on matters related to digital inclusion. The LDEC is managed by backbone agency, Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC).