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Dashing to Results: New FAS Dashboard Improves Procurement Efficiency

Seattle is the recipient of a $1 million Bloomberg Procurement Transformation Grant, a partnership between the Department of Finance and Administrative Services and the Mayor’s Innovation and Performance Team, with technical assistance from the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab. The project aims to transform City procurement to be more… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle shares best practices for community-driven design at Code for America Summit

City of Seattle staff with fellow speakers from the Community-Driven Product Management session at the Code for America Summit. Last week, City of Seattle staff traveled to Oakland, CA to present at the 2024 Code for America Summit. The annual Code for America Summit brings together over 1,000 participants to… [ Keep reading ]

On Ramps: How the Seattle Department of Transportation Shook Up Business as Usual in Public Engagement Contracts

Seattle is the recipient of a $1 million Bloomberg Procurement Transformation Grant, a partnership between the Department of Finance and Administrative Services and the Mayor’s Innovation and Performance Team, with technical assistance from the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab. The project aims to transform City procurement to be more… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Celebrates DATA Act Anniversary

City data leaders gather for a photo at the new Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center on Pennsylvania Avenue. Photo courtesy of the Bloomberg Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University. This week, City of Seattle staff joined leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C. to celebrate and reflect… [ Keep reading ]

No Drill Sergeant Required: How Public Art Boot Camp Helps Early Career Artists Get in Shape

Seattle is the recipient of a $1 million Bloomberg Procurement Transformation Grant, a partnership between the Department of Finance and Administrative Services and the Mayor’s Innovation and Performance Team, with technical assistance from the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab. The project aims to transform City procurement to be more… [ Keep reading ]

Northeastern University students use Seattle open data to research solutions to advance energy efficiency

On March 22, City of Seattle staff joined graduate students and faculty at Northeastern University to kick off the “Needle in a Hack Stack” Hackathon competition at Northeastern’s campus in the heart of South Lake Union. The hackathon presented students with a set of problem statements to choose from to… [ Keep reading ]

Audit Your Way to the Top: How Seattle IT Maximized WMBE Spending

Seattle is the recipient of a $1 million Bloomberg Procurement Transformation Grant, a partnership between the Department of Finance and Administrative Services and the Mayor’s Innovation and Performance Team, with technical assistance from the Harvard Government Performance Lab. As part of our goal of elevating procurement as a strategic function… [ Keep reading ]

Performance Spotlight:  ‘Healthy Streets’ create more permanent outdoor space for Seattle neighborhoods

During stay-at-home orders at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, people had limited safe options to recreate, exercise, and socialize. This was especially true for those with limited access to private and public outdoor space. In response, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) upgraded over 25 miles of Neighborhood Greenways… [ Keep reading ]

Performance Spotlight: Equity Enhancements Promote College Success for Seattle Promise Scholars Impacted by COVID-19

About Seattle Promise: Seattle Promise is a voter-approved Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy-funded college success program provided in partnership by the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL), Seattle Colleges, and Seattle Public Schools. The program offers Seattle public school graduates two years (or 90 credits) of free… [ Keep reading ]

Data to Action: Seattle’s Winter Weather Response Map

Seattle is famous for many things: world-class coffee, hospitals, music, tech, outdoor recreation, the list goes on. We are also a famously difficult place to go out driving in the snow. Anyone who has braved our steep hills during a snow or ice storm knows that our landscape makes for… [ Keep reading ]