Centennial Receives Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovations Team Grant
The City of Centennial is one of just 12 U.S. cities to be selected in the $45 million expansion of Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovations Team program, which is a program that aims to give cities the ability and capacity to design and implement things that can improve the lives of their citizens.
According to a city press release, Centennial will receive up to $1.5 million throughout the next three years to create an innovations team, or an “i-team.”
“The City looks forward to putting together an innovative team to address the mobility challenges throughout the City. Transportation is an important issue and one that affects school children, daily commuters, businesses, households/families and especially the often-overlooked and unique mobility needs of our increasing senior population,“ Mayor Cathy Noon said in the release. “This is an amazing opportunity to pursue ideas that will enhance our quality of life, even more.”
According to the release, the i-team will function as an in-house innovation consultant, moving from one city priority to the next.
Other cities to receive the grant are Boston, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Seattle.
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This local update courtesy of your Centennial Community Expert.