eCommunity Leadership Team Meeting

The Hickman County eCommunity Leadership Team will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26th at East Hickman High School. The Connected Hickman County Strategic Technology Plan that we have been working on will be presented and discussed.

This will be a pivotal meeting where we will shift from the planning phase of this initiative to the action phase where we will begin to implement the actions suggested by this leadership team. Anyone interested in better technology availability and utilization is invited to attend (please RSVP), but especially anyone who has participated anytime during the process thus far.

Goals of this Meeting:

  • Review “Connected Hickman County Strategic Technology Plan”
  • Plan and schedule next steps including work plans for priorities
  • Discuss ongoing management of priority projects
  • Analyze the latest state and Hickman County broadband usage survey results

The Hickman County eCommunity Leadership Team is supported by Connected Tennessee, “an independent non-profit organization that develops and implements effective strategies for technology deployment, use and literacy in Tennessee. Connected Tennessee works in partnership with telecommunications and information technology providers, public agencies, business leaders, community leaders, researchers and universities in an effort to meet the goals of the Trail to Innovation. Connected Tennessee works to ensure the state remains the setting of choice for families and businesses by leveraging the best in technology for all of Tennessee.”

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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