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Altonio Smith, Community Data Lead

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.



Nadine McLean
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Altonio Smith
Community Data Lead


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]
August 2020
As the local Evaluator for JP Morgan Chase’s (JPMC) PRO Neighborhoods program, Innovate Memphis is analyzing and measuring the Memphis Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Network’s... [read more]
August 2020
In 2019, Innovate Memphis launched the quarterly Civic Data Forum to convene local neighborhood data stakeholders and partners, to change the culture of ad-hoc and “one-off” data sharing... [read more]


May 25, 2021
Meeting Materials - By: Austin Harrison, Altonio Smith

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January 27, 2021
Announcement - By: Urban Institute

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November 2, 2020
NNIP admin document - By: Justin Entzminger

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September 1, 2020
Digital Feature - By: Innovate Memphis

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Blog Announcement, Summary Findings (PDF)
September 1, 2020
Website - By: Innovate Memphis

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Background slides on the Memphis Property Hub (PPTX)