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Keep cool and stay safe with the City of Seattle Heat Safety webpage

People in the Seattle area are uniquely vulnerable to hot weather. Because the region has historically experienced mild summers, homes and businesses often lack cooling systems. To help area residents during heat waves, Seattle IT launched a webpage for heat safety on the City of Seattle’s website at The City of… [ Keep reading ]

New Chief Technology Officer, Rob Lloyd, joins the City of Seattle

The City of Seattle’s new Chief Technology Officer has officially started the job. On June 24, Rob Lloyd logged his first day of work for the residents of Seattle. Rob joins the Emerald City from the heart of Silicon Valley — San José, California. Rob is an accomplished leader with… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Information Technology (IT) celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion every day

Stop by Seattle IT’s booth at Seattle’s Pridefest at the Seattle Center, Sunday, June 30, 12 -5 p.m. Happy Pride week Seattle! Here at Seattle IT, we are celebrating the work we do every day to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our primary goal is to guarantee digital access and… [ Keep reading ]

Public-Private Partnerships that make a difference: City of Seattle and Verizon team up with the Friendship Circle of Washington

City of Seattle Technology Matching Fund (TMF) and Verizon team up with the Friendship Circle of Washington to provide digital skills training to developmentally disabled youth What do you get when the City of Seattle’s Technology Matching Fund (TMF), Verizon, and the Friendship Circle of Washington work together to leverage… [ Keep reading ]

Juneteenth is a time to connect to community and culture

Juneteenth commemorates the day, June 19, 1865, when more than 250,000 enslaved African Americans in Texas were finally informed of their freedom and freed by the U.S. Army from Texas slave owners—two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. In 2021, President Joe Biden was the first U.S. president to recognize the Juneteenth… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Next Chief Technology Officer: Mayor Harrell Appoints Accomplished Government Executive and IT Leader Rob Lloyd

(This article was originally published by the Office of the Mayor on May 30, 2024) Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that he has selected Rob Lloyd as Seattle’s next Interim Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Director of the Information Technology Department (IT) following a national search. An accomplished government and technology… [ Keep reading ]

Watch a recording of the May 21 presentation and discussion of the City of Seattle’s 2024 Seattle Technology Access & Adoption Study

Recorded on May 21, 2024, this presentation reviews the findings of the 2024 Seattle Technology Access & Adoption Study, conducted via survey and focus groups by the City of Seattle with 4600 residents. The session shares data and insight on internet access and use, devices, digital skills, civic participation, training… [ Keep reading ]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day at the City of Seattle

The City of Seattle’s GAAD Planning Team prepared eight different sessions for a variety of audiences within our workforce, including legal requirements, stories of successes within City departments, and interviews with members of the disability community about their personal experiences.

You’re invited to our virtual event! Digital Equity/Inequity in Seattle: Learning from 2024 Seattle Technology Access & Adoption Study community research

Join us for a data discovery and discussion session as Seattle IT presents Digital Equity/Inequity in Seattle: Learning from 2024 Seattle Technology Access & Adoption Study presentation and discussion on Tuesday, May 21, from 3-4 p.m. with an optional extended conversation from 4-4:30 p.m. This virtual Webex event is an… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Celebrates DATA Act Anniversary

Last week, City of Seattle staff joined leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C. to celebrate and reflect on the tenth anniversary of the federal Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act. This event was hosted by the Bloomberg Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University for lawmakers, policy… [ Keep reading ]