Meet the Director

Calvin W. Goings serves as the Director of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) for the City of Seattle. A key member of Mayor Bruce Harrell's Cabinet, Calvin leads a 625-person team, manages a $350 million annual budget and oversees Seattle's COVID-19 response and emergency management logistics. 
Calvin W. Goings with FAS teams.

In this capacity, Calvin served as the Chief Executive Officer of the largest civilian-led mass vaccination site in the U.S. at the Lumen Field Event Center. The site provided over 102,000 vaccinations. Calvin's team also launched the City's COVID-19 testing sites, procured and distributed PPE to 14,000 staff and is leading the City's reopening. Under his leadership, FAS serves more than 250,000 residents annually at its seven customer service centers and manages everything from City finances and business licensing to consumer protection, facilities, fleets and public works contracting. 

Calvin was previously the Chief of Staff for Seattle City Light, the nation's 10th largest public utility, where he led public engagement with elected officials, major customers and community organizations. Prior to joining the City, Calvin led the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Pacific Northwest for the Obama-Biden administration and expanded support to women-owned, LGBTQ-owned and BIPOC-owned small businesses.

Calvin W. Goings with President Obama

Calvin has also served as an elected Fire District Commissioner, County Council Member and State Senator, where he led initiatives in emergency management and community development. In the private sector, Calvin led the statewide Washington Credit Union Foundation and supported cooperative financial institutions in serving communities of color. 

Outside of work, Calvin has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Seattle Business Association, the nation's largest LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, volunteered on the Chancellor's Advisory Council for the Seattle Colleges, and as a mentor for the University of Washington's MBA Program. Calvin is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest and lives with his husband David and his son William in downtown Seattle.