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DeBerry, Watkins to Address Democratic Club

Last Updated on Aug 30, 2019 at 9:21am | Technology

Article courtesy of The Cumberland-Times News.
 
 
Cheryl DeBerry and Nathaniel Watkins will address members of the Garrett County Democratic Club at the group’s monthly meeting September 5th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 111 of the Garrett College Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
 
DeBerry serves on the rural broadband expansion program for Garrett County government. She has managed multiple grants that helped fund a portion of the expansion effort and has more than 16 years’ experience in rural economic development while also serving on two statewide governor-appointed commissions.
 
Watkins is Garrett County’s chief information officer. He has led the county’s Department of Technology and Communications for more than 15 years. DoTCom, a for-profit arm of  county government, allows the county to operate as an internet service provider.
 
In addition to providing service to county, state and federal agencies, DoTCom provides network services to schools, colleges, hospitals, libraries and various businesses in Garrett County. Prior to joining the Garrett County team, Watkins worked as a freelance network engineer and software developer.
 
“All Garrett County residents deserve to know how our county is meeting the challenge of connecting citizens to the latest communication technologies,” said Betty Pritt, Garrett County Democratic Club president. “We are pleased to have Cheryl and Nathaniel share some of their expertise and commitment to progress with members of our club and the community at large.”