Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell joins host Josephine Cheng at his alma mater Garfield High School to talk about his passions, which include social justice issues and making Seattle a safe and prosperous place for all. Harrell, a former corporate lawyer, graduated at the top of his high school class and went on to become a University of Washington football star. Harrell, who has served on the Council since 2008, joined the crowded race for mayor this week. He got his start in public service in 1979 working for the Seattle City Council under then Council President Paul Kraabel.
The City of Seattle is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our tech advisory board. Applications are being taken through January 18th, 2013. The Board and committees help guide city strategies and investments in our digital future. The ten member Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB – seattle.gov/cttab) advises the City on 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 are currently two positions open on the Board, as well as opportunities to participate in project committees. We strongly value broad experience and diverse participation.
See more about the technology advisory board at seattle.gov/cttab. Please email any questions or apply by sending your resume and 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.
• Applicants must:
– either reside or work in Seattle
– not be employed by the City of Seattle
– not serve on more than one City of Seattle board or commission
– attend monthly meetings (2nd Tuesday, 6-8 pm, generally held downtown at Seattle Municipal Tower)
– participate in at least one CTTAB committee (times set according to committee members’ schedules)
• Service to the board expected to begin February 2012
• This is a two-year appointment, potentially renewable for one additional term
• Time commitment (5-10 hours per month, depending upon activity)