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Altonio Smith, Director of Data Capacity Development

We develop initiatives, nurture partnerships and innovate solutions to move Memphis forward and deliver impactful, sustained change. We work with diverse stakeholders to collaborate across public, private, and non-profit sectors to understand the root causes of long-standing challenges and generate solutions from ideation to scale, deliver, and sustain.

We currently work in the following areas of civic innovation: Neighborhood Indicators and Data Capacity Development, Reimagining Public Spaces, Transportation and Mobility, Home Health Services, and Emergency Medical Services.



Susan Dalton
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Jessica Lotz
Executive Director
Altonio Smith
Director of Data Capacity Development


March 2023
One of the unique characteristics of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) is that the network was founded by the partner organizations and it continues to be led by an Executive... [read more]
December 1, 2021
The Urban Institute and the Microsoft Justice Reform Initiative are... [read more]
August 2020
Memphis’ local StriveTogether organization, Seeding Success is a cradle to career backbone organization that seeks to ensure every child has the... [read more]


May 4, 2023
Blog post - By: Innovate Memphis, Clean Memphis

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Blog Post
May 23, 2022
Blog post - By: Innovate Memphis

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Blog post
May 11, 2022
Video - By: Altonio Smith, Jessie Partridge, Sarah Diez

Innovate Memphis, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Kinder Institute for Urban Research

February 22, 2022
Blog post - By: Austin Harrison

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Blog post, Memphis Property Hub
May 25, 2021
Meeting Materials - By: Austin Harrison, Altonio Smith

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