Cory Mason

Mayor, Racine, WI

Cory Mason is a fifth-generation Racine resident, who has spent more than 12 years representing the residents and businesses of his hometown, first as a member of the Wisconsin State Legislature and now as Mayor.

After winning election in 2006 to a seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Mason went on to be re-elected for five additional two-year terms frequently receiving over 80% of votes cast.  In 2017, he won a special election to serve as Racine’s 61st Mayor. After serving for one year in this post and spurring the City’s first major economic development in nearly 25 years, he ran unopposed for a full term.

Tuesday, October 1
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Afternoon Plenary – Keynote: Smart Instructure and Equitable Communities: Delivering Digital Solutions for All; Fireside Chat: Challenge Grant Winners’ Discussion featuring: Baltimore, MD, Edmonton, ON, Montgomery, AL, Racine, WI, Cleantech San Diego
Keynote: Smart Infrastructure and Equitable Communities - Delivering Digital Solutions for All, Biju Kadapurath and Adam Newman, Deloitte Fireside Chat: Challenge Grant Winners' Discussion featuring: Baltimore, MD, Edmonton, ON, Montgomery, AL, Racine, WI, Cleantech San Diego Philip Bane, Moderator Kenya Asli, Smart Cities Strategist, Office of Information and Technology, City of Baltimore Jason Anderson, President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego Soumya Ghosh, Director, Digital Enablement, City of Edmonton Lou Ialacci, IT Director, CIT, City of Montgomery, AL William Martin, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Racine, WI
11:00 am - 12:15 pm • City Readiness Hub: Manhattan, KS & Racine, WIcity readiness hub
The City Readiness Hub sessions are unscripted mentoring sessions that allow one city to receive targeted advice from smart city practitioners in another city that is further along the path to creating more livable, workable, and sustainable communities.
This session features Manhattan, KS and Racine, WI. Both cities have identified Digital City ServicesPublic Safety, and Transportation as their first priorities in developing a smart city. They will talk through some of the common challenges and success stories each has faced in on-boarding smart city projects in these areas.