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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: City seeking volunteers for technology advisory board
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
1/9/2013  11:40:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
David Keyes (206) 386-9759


City seeking volunteers for technology advisory board

January 8, 2013 (Seattle, WA) - The City of Seattle is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the Citizens' Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB). The ten-member Board and its committees help guide city strategies and investments in technology and telecommunications. Applications are being accepted through January 18th, 2013. The issues addressed by CTTAB include broadband deployment and adoption, mobile and web based services for Seattle.gov, social media, open data, online public engagement, the Seattle Channel, cable tv franchise agreements, Technology Matching Fund grants and efforts to close the digital divide.

"There has never been a more exciting time to engage with the City around technology issues," said Erin Devoto, Director of the Department of Information Technology, "We are eager to work with the diverse people who drive technology innovation in our region."

There are currently two positions open on the Board, as well as opportunities to participate in project committees. The City strongly values broad experience and diverse participation. More information about the Citizens' Technology and Telecommunications Advisory Board is available at http://www.seattle.gov/cttab.  Please apply by sending your resume and a letter of interest to CommunityTechnology@seattle.gov.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city's boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.  You must be a City of Seattle resident or work in Seattle.

Additional information about CTTAB appointments:

  • Service to the board expected to begin February 12, 2013
  • This is a two-year appointment, potentially renewable for one additional term
  • Time commitment (5-10 hours per month, depending upon activity)
  • Applicant must attend monthly meetings (Meetings are held the evening of the second Tuesday of each month)
  • Applicant must participate in at least one CTTAB committee
  • Applicant must either reside or work in Seattle
  • Applicant must not be employed by the City of Seattle
  • Applicant must not serve on more than one City of Seattle board or commission

For information on the Citizens' Technology and Telecommunications Advisory Board, visit www.seattle.gov/cttab or call David Keyes at (206) 386-9759.

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