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Statement from Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell on the retirement of Chief Technology Officer Bill Schrier

Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell

Statement from Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell on the
retirement of Chief Technology Officer Bill Schrier

SEATTLECouncilmember Bruce Harrell, Chair of the Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee, expressed his appreciation for Bill Schrier, Seattle’s Chief Technology Officer, who, after serving Seattleites for 30 years, will retire in May.

"I would like to thank Bill for his dedicated public service to the city and to wish him well in his retirement and next endeavor. In addition to the great work by the Department of Information Technology in building Seattle Channel 21 to be the best municipal TV station in the nation and managing the best city government website in the country, Bill has been at the forefront in advocating for a new national public safety wireless network that will improve communication for public safety responders across jurisdictions. With all of Bill’s accomplishments at the city, I think he is most proud of the day-to-day business of keeping the city’s telephones, data centers, radio and data networks, email, and Internet running 24/7 without a hitch. Bill also leaves a legacy of positive energy, professionalism, and a great sense of humor and will be missed by many."

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