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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Seattle’s unified benefits application tool recognized by Anthem Awards

CiviForm, the City of Seattle’s unified benefits application tool, was recognized today with a 2024 Anthem Award. The program makes it easier for residents to find and apply for multiple City discounts and benefits in one place. It received a Silver Award in the Humanitarian Action & Services – Product… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle announces winners of first Open Data Mini-Hackathon, launches One Seattle Data Strategy

Today, the City of Seattle hosted a mini-hackathon competition to engage data scientists, students, and community members with the City’s Open Data portal as part of the new One Seattle Data Strategy. The event was held at Tableau’s Fremont headquarters, hosted by Salesforce. The mini-hackathon challenged participants to build a… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle works to reform City buying to drive equity for minority-owned businesses

The City of Seattle spends a significant portion of its overall budget—about $900 million annually—on purchasing goods and services. While Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) account for nearly 38 percent of the city’s residential population, BIPOC-owned businesses earn only 14 percent of the City’s purchasing and contracting spend. This is why Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Join us! One Seattle Open Data Mini-Hackathon

**Update as of December 4, 2023: Registration for the mini-hackathon is now full, but you can register below to join the waitlist. The City of Seattle is developing a vision and plan, the One Seattle Data Strategy, to advance our use of data and analytical information. A successful data strategy… [ Keep reading ]

New performance data shows Seattle’s progress on COVID-19 recovery projects

Seattle’s investments of $300 million in federal funding created new affordable housing, revitalized neighborhoods, and prioritized communities hit hardest by the pandemic Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released Seattle’s latest performance report on how the City’s COVID-19 response programs are helping residents recover from the pandemic. The report highlights accomplishments across… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle shares results of user research projects to improve City services

City of Seattle staff recently shared results from five high-priority user research projects aimed at improving delivery of public services. These projects were completed through Seattle By Design, a pilot program that connected a cohort of volunteer experts with City staff to answer questions and make recommendations using best practices… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle welcomes 2023 Public Policy Fellows

Last month, Mayor Bruce Harrell welcomed graduate students participating in the 2023 Mayor’s Public Policy Fellowship to develop public policy and programs for the public good. Working with departments across the City, the nine Fellows will work on and learn from a wide range of meaningful projects for the City… [ Keep reading ]