Next Century Cities
Todd O’Boyle serves as Deputy Director of Next Century Cities, where he is overseeing the launch of our Next Generation Engagement Awards initiative to promote innovative citizen engagement strategies in gigabit cities. He also works to shape strategy and organizational direction and policy priorities.
Prior to joining Next Century Cities, former FCC Chairman Michael Copps picked Todd to launch his Media and Democracy Reform Initiative at Common Cause. In that capacity, Todd directed public interest communications policy campaigns, including successful efforts to guarantee the Open Internet; protect and promote competition; and stop Comcast’s bid to acquire rival Time Warner Cable. Regularly quoted in the national, local, and specialized media, as Program Director, he also managed legislative and regulatory outreach, grassroots engagement, and development relations.
Todd has experience in the academic and political worlds, having taught communications policy and worked in grassroots campaigns for nearly a decade. He has a Ph.D. in Public Policy and a B.A. in German.