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About the Team

Francisco Contreras
Innovation & Strategic Initiatives Manager

Francisco J. Contreras, AICP, is the Innovation and Strategic Initiatives Manager for the City of West Hollywood, CA. He leads the City of West Hollywood’s WeHoX Innovation and Technology Program to enhance the City’s capacity to utilize new and emerging technologies and innovations for the benefit of its residents, visitors and local businesses.

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Kate Mayerson
Innovation Analyst

Kate Mayerson is the City of West Hollywood’s Innovation Analyst. Among several projects, Kate is a resource for staff in the exploration of new civic technologies to enhance citizen satisfaction and engagement, increase government efficiency and transparency, and promote the City’s innovation economy.

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Samah Itani
Innovation Intern

Samah Itani is the City of West Hollywood’s Innovation Intern. She assists staff on innovation projects, the Street Media project, and is helping develop the framework for the City’s Smart City Strategic Plan.

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