Mayor Murray and Councilmember Bruce Harrell offered the following statement on the resignation of Chief Technology Officer Erin Devoto:
“I want to thank Erin Devoto for her work for the City of Seattle over the past 13 years, while at the Parks Department and then the Information Technology department. As the Chief Technology Officer, Erin led the Department of Information Technology and several city-wide technological initiatives, including leasing of the City’s excess dark fiber, migration of all employees to a new email archiving system, creation of a new model for public access television channels, and has laid the groundwork for the efficiencies we’re anticipating with implementation of Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud and consolidation of the City’s data center,” said Mayor Murray.
“Erin was results oriented, leaving behind a successful legacy of building regional partnerships, moving the city towards cloud computing, and implementing city projects to improve customer service and saving the city money,” said Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee.
The Mayor’s office expects to name an interim Director of the Department of Information Technology in the coming weeks, while conducting a more in-depth search for the Chief Technology Officer appointment. This position must be confirmed through the Council’s confirmation process.
The Chief Technology Officer reports to the Mayor and has management oversight of nearly 200 employees and an annual operating budget of more than $79 million.