Howie Hodges, Co-founder & Partner of Centri Tech, served as a keynote speaker during the Mississippi Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (MBC-LEO) Mid-Winter Conference on March 29, 2021.
During his presentation, Howie explored the digital disparities that resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic and highlighted opportunitiesto mobilize resources—financial and human capital— to address them.
Pointing to Centri Tech’s Digital Advancement Imperative, he urged support of the following policy recommendations:
Adopt universal broadband policies in housing codes and standards
Create quality broadband maps
Enact Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Reform
Create Digital Advancement Index
The Mississippi Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (MBC-LEO) focuses on “the interests of African American elected officials in Mississippi. MBC-LEO helps to ensure that policy and program recommendations reflect African American concerns to benefit their communities through legislation and direct action.”
Centri Tech is proud to have MBC-LEO’s support and continues to advocate for all sectors; financial institutions, healthcare industries, federal agencies, state and local governments, and philanthropists, to be a part of this innovative strategy of advancement in the digital community.