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Bronze Falls is governed by a Mayor and four City Council representatives.

Mayor Bridget Adams Moore

Mayor Bridget Adams Moore is in her second four-year term and is best known for calm under difficult circumstances (she presided over budgets in her first term that were in trying financial times, and maintained a strong and active presence during the aftermath of a tornado that swept through her city.

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is Susan Hopper, the CEO of Hopper Secure International (HSI), a for-profit cybersecurity corporation that won a bid for services from Bronze Falls after it learned of the need for a comprehensive cybersecurity review (having heard of security breaches in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States, South Africa and elsewhere at a National League of Cities conference. Bronze Falls had applied for and won a grant from the Department of Homeland Security from funding Congress appropriated for the development of a network of local government cybersecurity infrastructure.

Hopper is a no-nonsense but personable cybersecurity expert whose relatively new company was created after seeing the need for contextualized local cybersecurity solutions after years working with Lockheed Martin on federal defense contracting. Her company is small enough that she is taking the lead on initial contracts, though her eventual expectation is that she’ll have a team of managers working throughout the United States. She is a former captain in the United States Air Force, and received her doctorate at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Director of Information Technology

Director of Information Technology is Grant Fisher, a 20 year employee of the City of Bronze Falls. Fisher began his work with the city in Public Services, as a code enforcement officer, while he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from SUBF through online and evening classes. Fisher is a dedicated and earnest city employee, noted for his energetic work habits and a love of fishing, hunting and the great outdoors.

Director of Communications

Director of Communications is Luisa Flores, who came to Bronze Falls from her work with the Cleveland, Ohio public relations firm of Erie Sensations. Ms. Flores has an M.A. in Communications from Cleveland State, and is in her third year as the Director of Communications. She has a pilot’s license and enjoys flying to see family and friends in the southwestern United States.

City Council

Vernice Parks is in her first term on the Council.  She has an advocacy background, and has especially focused on providing additional support to the River Bottom Community Clinic and its surrounding neighborhoods in the post-2008 economic downturn.  In addition to serving on Council, she is a director of community outreach for Burns Energy.

Penny Davis is in her third term on the Council, and during her six years on the Council has served as council liaison to the Human Services Advisory Commission, the Parks Advisory Board, the Financial Advisory Board and is a member of the city’s Retirement Board.   

Craig Brown is in his first term on the Council.  He served three years active duty in the United States Navy and deployed for seven months on a humanitarian medical mission providing pediatric care in Central and South America. In 2016, he returned to Bronze Falls on completion of that active duty assignment.

John Hanko is in his fourth term on the Council. He is the chair of the Budget and Finance Task Force, and lists his priorities as political economy, neighborhood advocacy and the environment.  He has stated that ecologists and economists must work together for long-term human sustainability.  

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is Susan Hopper, the CEO of Hopper Secure International (HSI), a for-profit cybersecurity corporation that won a bid for services from Bronze Falls after it learned of the need for a comprehensive cybersecurity review (having heard of security breaches in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States, South Africa and elsewhere at a National League of Cities conference. Bronze Falls had applied for and won a grant from the Department of Homeland Security from funding Congress appropriated for the development of a network of local government cybersecurity infrastructure.

Hopper is a no-nonsense but personable cybersecurity expert whose relatively new company was created after seeing the need for contextualized local cybersecurity solutions after years working with Lockheed Martin on federal defense contracting. Her company is small enough that she is taking the lead on initial contracts, though her eventual expectation is that she’ll have a team of managers working throughout the United States. She is a former Lieutenant in the United States Navy who served as a special duty cryptology officer with the Navy Cyber Defence Operations Command (NCDOC) before leaving the service to earn a  doctorate in CS security at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Director of Information Technology is Grant Fisher, a 20 year employee of the City of Bronze Falls.  Fisher began his work with the city in Public Services, as a code enforcement officer, while he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from SUBF through online and evening classes.  Fisher is a dedicated and earnest city employee, noted for his energetic work habits and a love of fishing, hunting and the great outdoors.  

Director of Communications is Luisa Flores, who came to Bronze Falls from her work with the Cleveland, Ohio public relations firm of Erie Sensations.  Ms. Flores has an M.A. in Communications from Cleveland State, and is in her third year as the Director of Communications.  She has a pilot’s license and enjoys flying to see family and friends in the southwestern United States.

City Hall is located on Main Street, and incorporates the IT infrastructure, the Mayor and Council offices, the Council Chambers and the City’s financial, communication and human resources divisions.

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