Richard Lowenberg has
been Executive Director of the Davis
Community Network (DCN) and its Yolo
Area Regional Network (YARN) initiative since October, 1996.
This non-profit organization has, to date, received support
from the University of California at Davis, California Department
of Transportation (CalTrans), City of Davis, County of Yolo,
Davis Joint Unified School District, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
(CivNet Grant), USGS' National Spatial Data Infrastructure Program,
ESRI, Inc. and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering
Center; and developed partnerships with Internet provider OmSoft
Technologies, Yolo County Office of Education, Yolo County Libraries,
Natural Resources Conservation Service and Resource Conservation
District of Yolo County, County of Yolo and regional city governments,
and many other government agencies, university departments, non-profit
organizations and regional businesses.
DCN and YARN
are tele-community initiatives which will hopefully serve as
'living laboratories' within which to demonstrate 'an ecology
of the information society'.