Jack is responsible for understanding the business needs of both the County Government and the residents of Arlington County and to identify technology solutions to best meet the needs of both constituencies.
Jack Belcher is Arlington County's first Chief Information Officer, appointed in August 2000. During his tenure, Mr. Belcher has introduced an Enterprise Resource Planning System, integrated Assessment and Revenue Collection System, Voice-Over-IP-based enterprise telephone system, cloud-based services and the County’s broadband fiber optic network, ConnectArlington.
He launched the popular Arlington County Digital Destiny campaign, that engages the community and industry experts in public discussions to explore the impact of the Digital Revolution on defined aspects of life and what it will mean for the future of Arlington. Mr. Belcher has also been instrumental in creating the Digital Equity program that aims to provide digital connectivity for low-income residents for the purposes of building a Digital Equity Network.