Mayor Stephen Benjamin Joins Simplicity as Advisory Board Member

Former Mayor of Columbia Stephen Keith Benjamin joins Palo Alto-based tech startup Simplicity, building a super-app for cities, communities, and residents.

Mayor Stephen Benjamin Joins Simplicity as Advisory Board Member

Palo Alto, CA 9/8/22 – Simplicity Tech Inc. announces today that Stephen K. Benjamin has joined the company’s leadership as Member of its Advisory Board. Simplicity is a
mobile app that amplifies the voices of local governments and their residents. People
can find vital updates from their city and its agencies, including emergency alerts,
outages, road closures, city events, and more. The Simplicity app is used in over 100
cities, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago Metropolitan Area, and South

With over 25 years of experience in public service, Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Simplicity. He served as the first elected Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, from 2010 to 2022, and President of the United States Conference of Mayors, which strives to make government more accessible through tech innovation. During his service, he established an institute focused on Smart Cities at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. In his role at Simplicity, Stephen will be advising the company on its strategic direction and growth.

“I’m excited to be joining Simplicity at such an important time for the company. As someone who’s passionate about technology and its ability to empower communities, I believe that Simplicity has the potential to make a real difference in the way cities build relationships with their residents,” said Stephen K. Benjamin about his partnership with Simplicity.

Simplicity is a mobile app that allows users to receive updates and information directly from their city and its agencies without the noise of traditional social media channels. The app is an important community tool because it helps keep people informed and engaged with what’s happening in their city.

“We are excited to welcome Stephen to the team. His experience and expertise will be significant as we continue to grow and expand our impact to other major U.S. cities,” commented Miguel Gamiño Jr, CXO at Simplicity and a former CTO of NYC.

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