The City of Seattle is searching for residents of the city interested in serving on the Seattle Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board. All citizens with an interest in promoting technology, accessibility and evaluating policy are invited to apply by October 20.
I urge those with a strong background in technology and telecommunications with a passion for keeping Seattle in the forefront of technology to consider this important work,” said Mayor Nickels.
The Board makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding issues of community interest, including technology access and wire/wireless communication systems regulatory issues. The Board also conducts hearings and workshops on telecommunications and tech issues, encourages and promotes affordable access to technology, advocates and facilitates citizen engagement in decision making, and measures the effectiveness of technology and telecommunication policies and programs. The Board is also involved with local GIS My Neighborhood Map, exploring the digital tv transition and with promoting information accessibility to the public through podcasting. Board members are appointed by the Mayor for two-year, unpaid terms, and are expected to attend monthly meetings and serve on sub-committees.