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Community Partnership

An important aspect of effective government is civic engagement, and in the world of technology having strong relationships with the Long Beach technology community brings many benefits. We work closely with two groups of constituents whose members are considered experts in their respective fields and we are very proud of the ties we have built with our local “tech-community” and appreciative of their experience and involvement in government technology activities.

Technology and Innovation Commission

Established: 2014

The Technology and Innovation Commission shall advise and make recommendations to the City Council on matters pertaining to technology and innovation within the City.


  • Advise the Council on new technology, including research, development and operation of new technology.
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas to increase the effectiveness of information technology management.
  • Support and assist in the strategic direction and implementation of information technology and communication.
  • Assess new technology to assist the City in improving efficiency, quality and accountability.


Lisa Mae Brunson (Chair), Justin Hectus (Vice Chair), Javier Ortiz, Jonathan de Armas, Katherine Kelly, Nicole Callihan