Next Century Cities Welcomes New Member of Policy Team

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Contact: Brittany-Rae Gregory

Next Century Cities Welcomes

New Member of Policy Team


Washington D.C. (August 24, 2020) –Next Century Cities (NCC) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Corian Zacher, who will join the NCC team as Policy Counsel for Local and State Initiatives. Zacher will work closely with Ryan Johnston, NCC’s Federal Policy Counsel, and Lukas Pietrzak, Policy Associate.

“I deeply admire Next Century Cities’ work to uplift local voices and create tools and resources that improve broadband deployment. I come from Stillwater, Oklahoma, where nearly a fifth of the population lacks a broadband subscription. After spending the last three years researching and advocating for improved broadband access for people with low incomes, I am thrilled to join such a passionate and hardworking team,” Zacher remarked.

Zacher is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School, where she studied telecommunications law and policy, and has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Oklahoma State University. At Colorado, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Colorado Technology Law Journal, which published her student note, Paving the Road to Fiber. Corian also gained telecommunications policy expertise working at Common Cause last summer.

“Next Century Cities is committed to creating platforms for local officials to participate in policymaking discussions at every level of government. At a time when the nation is desperate for connectivity solutions, Corian will help put a spotlight on urgent needs and innovative solutions in our member municipalities nationwide. Her advocacy skills and technical expertise are a welcomed addition to an incredibly talented team,” added Francella Ochillo, Executive Director.

To share information on local and state broadband concerns, please contact Corian directly at



Next Century Cities is a non-profit organization of over 200 communities, founded to support communities and their elected leaders. Our membership includes mayors and other officials who are working to ensure that all have access to fast, affordable, and reliable internet access. For more information, visit .

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