Seattle’s Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller has hired civic technology leader Candace Faber to be the City’s new Community Technology Advocate.
When not working on internal projects, Candace Faber will be the public face of Seattle IT in the civic technology community. She will reach out and engage with the local community on open data and other public technology projects.
Other assignments will also include overseeing the Digital Equity initiative/Digital Equity Action Committee, working with City departments to shape open data and civic technology projects, representing the City of Seattle to the open data and civic technology community and organizations.
Faber brings an impressive resume to the new position. Since 2013, she has worked in Seattle as a strategy consultant and project manager, leading efforts such as Hack the Commute, Hack to End Homelessness, and the Washington Technology Industry Association’s FullConTech. As the Government-Community Liaison for Open Seattle, she has worked closely with Seattle’s open data program, local technology firms, and the developer community to support our local civic technology ecosystem. She will continue and expand this work as the City’s new Civic Technology Advocate.
Previously, Candace was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, serving at the U.S. embassies in Russia, Poland, Belarus, and Afghanistan, and on the global e-Diplomacy team. Candace holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Washington.