FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/3/2013
Council President Sally J. Clark
Seattle City Council Welcomes New Communications Director
SEATTLE — Council President Sally J. Clark announced today the hiring of Dana Robinson Slote as Communications Director for the City’s Legislative Department. Robinson Slote most recently served as Director of Communication for the Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus where she crafted and executed communication plans for a diverse set of elected officials.
"Dana has a solid understanding of issues facing Seattle, significant experience supporting a legislative body and is committed to connecting government with the public," said Council President Sally J. Clark. "I’m excited for Dana to join the team."
Robinson Slote brings a dozen years of communication expertise from both public and private sectors. From 2005-11, she worked in communications at the University of Washington. In earlier roles, she served as a press secretary working on a number of issue and candidate campaigns, including levies for Seattle Public Schools, the Seattle Housing Levy, Seattle Public Utilities and the City of Seattle’s Office of Policy Management.
Robinson Slote is a lifelong Seattle-area resident. She is a two-time Ironman competitor (Canada ’09, ’10), holds a B.A. in Communications from Western Washington University and an M.A. in Communications from Gonzaga.
Interim Communications Director Dan Nolte will manage media affairs for Seattle City Council until Robinson Slote begins work Monday, April 22.