About the Alliance

About the Alliance

It has become impossible to lead one’s life, or conduct one’s business without adequate broadband access.  From the United Nations to France to Finland, broadband is now recognized as a basic human right.

Unfortunately, rural communities across the nation face economic disenfranchisement and failed economies due to inadequate broadband access.

To address this challenge, the Community Foundation of Mendocino County joined forces with the Economic Development and Financing Corporation of Mendocino County, the Mendocino Coast Broadband Alliance, and Mendocino County government to form the Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County.

Administration of the Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County is supported by the Community Foundation of Mendocino County through its Broadband Development Fund.

Who We Are

The Alliance is endorsed by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, with participation from the Mendocino County Executive Office, Office of Emergency Services, Office of Education, Library District and Planning & Building Services.

Organizational Participants

Community Foundation of Mendocino County
Economic Development & Financing Corporation
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
Mendocino County Executive Office
Mendocino County Office of Emergency Services
Mendocino County Planning & Building Services
Mendocino County Office of Education
Mendocino County Library District
Mendocino Coast Broadband Alliance
Visit Mendocino
Access Sonoma Broadband

 2019 Individual Members

Kathy Wylie Chair, Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County
Diann Simmons Program Director, Economic Development & Financing Corp.
Jim Moorehead Founding member, Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County
Katie Gibbs Board member, Community Foundation of Mendocino County
John Goldsmith Board member, Economic Development & Financing Corp.
Jeff Tyrrell Administrator, Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County

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