Director of Digital Engagement
The City of Seattle

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  • Jim Loter is the Director of Digital Engagement for The City of Seattle. His team leverages technology resources to connect the public with their government and helps educate departments across the City on the latest technology tools that facilitate engagement.

    Jim's portfolio includes the Seattle.gov web site, the data.seattle.gov open public data platform, the award-winning Seattle Channel government television network, the city's cable franchise authority, and the Community Technology program, which leads the city's Digital Equity Initiative and the Technology Matching Fund grant program.

    Jim's career has focused on leading education and public sector information technology strategy and operations for organizations including The Seattle Public Library, the University of Washington, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, and the University of Iowa Libraries. His interests include developing and supporting technology-enabled solutions to achieve greater digital equity, educational outcomes, community engagement, and civic participation. Jim also periodically lectures in organizational management for the University of Washington Information School.

    Jim has a Master's degree in film studies from the University of Iowa focusing on Irish cinema, semiotics, narrative theory, and early cinema. He enjoys running, board games, baseball, poker, and is an épée fencer.

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  • Jim Loter is the Director of Digital Engagement for The City of Seattle. His team leverages technology resources to connect the public with their government and helps educate departments across the City on the latest technology tools that facilitate engagement.

    Jim's career has focused on leading education and public sector information technology strategy and operations for organizations including The Seattle Public Library, the University of Washington, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, and the University of Iowa Libraries.

    Download Jim's Résumé (PDF)