Matt Curtis has served as a deputy to two Austin mayors and one council member where he worked on initiatives including economic incentives, employer retention and the creation of best practices facing a local government in the “fastest growing city in America”.
Matt served as Head of HomeAway/VRBO/Expedia Government Affairs and Public Policy where he worked with governments around the world on creating effective regulations of Short-term Rentals around the world.
In 2017 he founded Smart City Policy Group where he works with a team of former policy makers to consult with governments and companies on how to create effective regulations for Vacation Rentals, Emerging Technologies, the Sharing Economy and the Gig Economy.
He has served on the United States Conference of Mayors Business Council, the National League of Cities Corporate Council, the Sharing Economy Advisory Network, the Travel Technology Association board and serves on the Vacation Rental Management Association board.
Matt Curtis understands that communities can achieve fair and effective policies through effective stakeholder engagement and a strong understanding of the industry.