Event Date: October 13, 2021
Time: 2:00-4:30 pm
Location: Zoom, register on EventBrite here or below
Admission: Free

About this Event
Workshop focused on civic fleet management and EV conversion. Updates on previously presented university programs and a few new projects.

The focus for our October 2021 event will be fleet optimization and electric vehicle conversion.

Collaboration between Local Government and Universities

  • 2:00 – 2:10PM Welcome, new member introductions
  • 2:10 – 2:20PM National MetroLab update
  • 2:20 – 2:30PM Updates on previously presented programs
  • 2:30 – 3:00PM Project sharing
    • Thryve, Jomella Watson-Thomas, KU
    • Our Healthy KC Eastside, Carole Bowe Thompson, UMKC
    • Technical Education for Women in Transition, Hyunjin Seo, KU

Fleet Optimization and Electric Vehicle Conversion

  • 3:00 – 4:00PM – Panel Discussion
    • Brandt Hertenstein, MEC, Moderator
    • Aaron Kaden, KC Aviation Department, Fleet Operations Manager
    • Michael Schott, City of Independence, Facilities Fleet Manager
    • Shofi Azum, KCATA, Operational Innovations and Performance Manager
    • Timothy Papandreou, Innovative Infrastructure Initiative
  • 4:00 – 4:20PM – Discussion Breakouts (3)
  • 4:20 – 4:30PM – Wrap-up

This workshop is part of a series of events geared towards building new collaborative projects between our university and local government partners. The Greater Kansas City MetroLab Partnership facilitated by KC Digital Drive is one of 35 city-university partnerships that comprise the national MetroLab Network, which focuses on “tech transfer for the public sector.”


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