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Councillor Trickett (Mosely and Kings Heath - Birmingham) custodian of the "sustainability" portfolio and leading on Birmingham's "smart city" initiatives will chair a day of platform presentations around the topic of "re-inventing local public services" on 24th May at Socitm's Better Connected Live event in central Birmingham
Lisa Trickett was elected as a Labour Councillor in 2012 to Moseley and Kings Heath Ward, a diverse neighbourhood within Birmingham. Lisa took on the role of Chair of the City’s Districts and Public Engagement Overview and Scrutiny Committee which provided policy overview and scrutiny to the City’s Devolution agenda. She is the Chair of the City’s Cycling Forum, the umbrella body that has helped shape the Birmingham Cycling Revolution.
Having worked in the public policy sphere for the last two decades Lisa has gained recognition and published work on Leadership of Place and has engaged nationally and internationally on the place shaping agenda.
Her main responsibilities at the Council are to help position Birmingham as a technologically ‘Smart City’, an ‘Entrepreneurial City’ and a ‘Green City’, with a sustainable infrastructure that supports these objectives. Lisa Trickett provides strategic leadership of the city’s ‘green’ environmental agenda. Providing leadership on issues around sustainability, climate change, carbon reduction, energy security, food security and green planning and transportation policies. She is also responsible for leading efforts to promote the development of world class technological capability and connectivity in Birmingham, extending use of intelligent transport systems and digital technologies for “open access” to support “green and smart” actions.
Other responsibilities include working with Executive Members for Local Services on Waste Services.
Lisa Trickett is a former Director of Civic Engagement at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham and was the Project Director for the national ‘Leadership of Place’ combined research and knowledge transfer programme which was delivered in collaboration with the UK Homes and Communities Agency. She also led the development of a range of tailor-made knowledge transfer programmes for NGOs, regional bodies, local authorities and professional bodies.
Better Connected Live will also include a curtain raiser for the ADASS Care Apps Showcase, to be run by the Better Connected team as part of a wider programme around digital care. Details will be announced in early May.