The DIN will present annual progress reports, monitor its success, and share the DEAP broadly with other agencies.
In June 2014, a small group of community stakeholders met to consider how to foster increased digital inclusion in our community. This small group bloomed into the Digital Inclusion Network (DIN), a coalition of community organizations interested in raising awareness about digital equity barriers and developing solutions to bridging the digital divide.
Since DEAP adoption, the DIN, currently 35 members strong and staffed by OCT and the Library/County, has demonstrated ongoing commitment to guide DEAP implementation efforts, pursue opportunities for greater community engagement, and meet monthly to check-in on project progress.
“The Digital Inclusion Network will present annual progress reports to monitor the status of specific initiatives and will continue to play a key role in implementing the plan and monitoring its success.” (p.6)
“Share the Plan: The Digital Inclusion Network will share the Digital Equity Action Plan broadly with organizations, agencies and individuals that participated in the planning process and encourage adoption and support by the governing bodies of community-based organizations, school districts, higher education institutions and businesses throughout the county.” (p.14)
“Report Back: The Digital Inclusion Network will prepare an annual status report on accomplishments, successes and work yet to be done to achieve digital equity for Multnomah County residents. The DIN will also sponsor an annual Digital Inclusion Summit, bringing together community partners to assess progress, celebrate successes, acknowledge and disseminate best practices and renew commitment to addressing digital equity gaps and achieving the vision and goals of the Digital Equity Action Plan.” (p.15)
SA 5.2 Engage business, community, neighborhood and government leaders to take action on DEAP implementation