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David Graham

Chief Innovation Officer at City of Carlsbad

A veteran local government advisor, having worked for the County of San Diego and City of San Diego as well as a stint in private sector public affairs, David Graham serves on Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s Executive Leadership team as DCOO for the Office of Neighborhood Services. Graham has worked on civic innovation initiatives including Smart Cities San Diego, CleanTECH San Diego, Envision America and the national MetroLab Network. His work includes the first all-electric car-share fleet in North America, an open-data platform for development permitting, a partnership with GE to deploy sensors in LED enabled smart streetlights and using technology to achieve municipal climate change goals. He Co-Chairs Utilities Advancing Cities, is an Cleantech San Diego Board Member, serves as an advisor to Smart Cities Connect and is a regular speaker regarding the municipal perspective on civic innovation.