Erin Devoto is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the City of Seattle and director of the city’s Department of Information Technology (DoIT), reporting directly to Mayor Mike McGinn. Seattle has a population of about 600,000 residents and a City government of about 10,000 employees. DoIT has 192 full-time employees and a budget of $49 million. Approximately 600 employees work in information technology units throughout City government.
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As CTO, Erin is responsible to set standards and policies governing the use of information technology in City government. As Director of DoIT, Erin's responsibilities include the city's data center, computing services, information security, web site, municipal television station, community technology, electronic mail system, Cable Franchises,800 MHz trunked public safety radio system, telephone network, data communications network and development of the City’s Broadband Initiative.
Erin has developed and implemented several Citywide IT initiatives including implementation of a new email and new archive system for the City’s 10,000 users and a new model for the public access TV channel. Erin created the ordinance to allow third party providers to lease excess conduit resulting in expanding fiber broadband service for the Pioneer Square community.
Erin holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington.
To contact Erin please email her at Erin.Devoto@Seattle.gov