The District also programs less formal networking events for District employees and residents, like the “Walk Over Wednesday” series held at the Beacon of Hope at Stiles Circle Park, featuring local favorite food trucks. The first Walk Over Wednesday of the year will be March 11 from 12 to 1.p.m. The popular “Spark: Innovation District Happy Hour” monthly events have returned as well for 2020, with the next event March 17 at Iguana Mexican Grill, followed by April 21 at Vanessa House Beer Company. In addition, in partnership with Progress OKC, the District will hold a Community Career and Resource Expo on April 4 at Douglass High School. All education and career levels are encouraged to attend. Get information on these events and more at okcinnovation.com.
Last month, the MAPS 4 citizen oversight committee structure was announced, with six subcommittees for particular focus areas. The projects in the Innovation District will have their own dedicated subcommittee to advise the larger MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board on the Henrietta B. Foster Center for Northeast Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship, Innovation Hall and area connectivity projects, as well as an operating fund. “We encourage people interested in helping transform our innovation ecosystem to apply to serve on our subcommittee at okc.gov/maps4,” said Boren.
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