Eugene W. Grant’s professional experience includes Municipal Leadership and non-profit management. He is the longest serving Mayor in Seat Pleasant History, having served the Smart City of Excellence since 2014. A forward thinking and visionary leader, Mayor Grant has spearheaded the efforts to transform Seat Pleasant, into the World’s First Authentic Small Smart City! The Mayor’s vision for a $30 Million Smart City program first came to fruition in 2017, when Mayor Grant traveled to Silicon Valley and signed an agreement with IBM for a multi-year digital transformation.
Under his guidance, the City has deployed Smart City technologies that have drastically improved government services. The Mayor’s guiding principal that the citizen is the most important stakeholder, and the strategic partnerships he helped forge with private, educational and public institutions, have been the catalyst behind the city’s successful and historic transformation.
As a recognized thought leader in the Smart City space, Mayor Grant has presented his vision for a center of innovation, information and investment in front of some of the world’s leading tech companies, universities, public institutions, social impact investors, and angel investors.