Help guide City’s strategies and investments in technologyPosted: March 18, 2014 4:33 pm
By: Megan Coppersmith - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk
The City of Seattle is looking for volunteers to join the Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB). The 10-member board and its committees help guide city strategies and investments in technology and telecommunications. We are currently looking for someone to fill one regular two-year position appointed by the Mayor and additional volunteer positions on committees of the Board.
CTTAB addresses 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.
The City of Seattle promotes diversity in its boards and commissions. We encourage people with multicultural backgrounds or work experience to apply. We also encourage applications from those who have worked with a diverse population. You do not need to be a techie to care about Seattle’s digital future.
Applications are being accepted through April 3, 2014. Apply by sending your resume and a letter of interest to CommunityTechnology@seattle.gov. (PDFs or Word documents are preferred)
To be a Board member appointed by the Mayor or Council:
- You must live or work in City of Seattle
- This is a two-year appointment, potentially renewable for one additional term
- Time commitment (Five-10 hours per month, depending upon activity)
- Attendance at monthly meetings (the evening of the second Tuesday of each month)
- Service to the board expected to begin May 13, 2014
- Must participate in at least one CTTAB committee
- Applicant must not be employed by the City of Seattle
- Must not serve on more than one City of Seattle board or commission
Committee volunteer members have more flexibility in their term of service and who may be on a committee.
For questions email Community Technology or call Megan Coppersmith at 206-233-8736.