Cory Mason

Mayor, City of Racine

Cory Mason is a fifth-generation Racine resident, who has spent more than 12 years representing the residents and businesses of his hometown, first as a member of the Wisconsin State Legislature and now as Mayor.

After winning election in 2006 to a seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Mason went on to be re-elected for five additional two-year terms frequently receiving over 80% of votes cast.  In 2017, he won a special election to serve as Racine’s 61st Mayor. After serving for one year in this post and spurring the City’s first major economic development in nearly 25 years, he ran unopposed for a full term.

Tuesday, April 16
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm • Keeping the Smart City Safe: What do Facial Recognition, Bodycams and Other Technologies Offer for Public Safety?pressure cooker
Privacy, security and equity are huge concerns as police departments employ new technologies to prevent and mitigate crime. In this friendly debate, stakeholders from public safety, privacy and security interests will respond to a series of provoking questions about the current use and future promise of these groundbreaking technologies.
Wednesday, April 17
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm • City Readiness Hub: Racine, WI
Our City Readiness Hub sessions offer a unique opportunity to hear from cities who are “in the trenches” on their journey to becoming a smart city. Featured Cities will highlight current challenges and will then receive targeted advice from Mentor Cities—other smart city practitioners who are further along the path to creating more livable, workable, and sustainable cities. Mentors have been carefully selected from those cities already designated as “Readiness Challenge winners and finalists” and paired with Featured Cities who are facing similar issues.