The Seattle City Council voted to approve the appointments of John Krull and Torgie Madison to the Technology Advisory Board (CTAB). The board is composed of 10 volunteers from the community who are appointed by the mayor and City Council to inform, respond to and set priorities around technology for the City. Recently, there’s been a focus on electronic government, digital equity, digital inclusion and cable franchising. These matters come before the board along with a variety of issues related to technology’s application to the City and the community.
“I wanted to help build the relationship between the City and the School District regarding digital equity,” said Krull, who is the chief information officer at Seattle Public Schools. . “I figured being on the board will ensure there’s some synergy with what the City is trying to do and what the School District is trying to do.”
“As I’ve developed my career, I have always tried to give back to the community and be more involved in the civic process and how governance works,” said Madison, who is an enterprise applications engineer at Tableau. “I feel like CTAB is a good fit and something I could become involved in.”
Three members were reappointed to CTAB. Amy Hirotaka from Facebook, Karia Wong from the Chinese Information and Service Center and Jose Vasquez of the Latino Community Fund. They will continue in their roles on the technology group.
Board members are appointed to a two-year term which can be renewed for one additional term. To learn more about CTAB, and their open meeting go to www.seattle.gov/community-technology-advisory-board.