Guest blogger

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What I do

Dave Seliger is a civic entrepreneur based out of New York City.


Dave trained as an engineer and started out working with fire and police departments before serving as a disaster responder for the City of New York during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

In 2013, while working for the NYC Office of Emergency Management, Dave co-founded Civic Service with Parsons the New School for Design in order to educate civil servants on how to use design in government. While working for the NYC Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations, Dave co-founded Designing for Financial Empowerment with public and private partners in order to use service design to help low-income New Yorkers.

In 2015, Dave joined the brand-new NYC Mayor's Office of Tech and Innovation to lead internal innovation initiatives, and in 2016 he left government to launch Public School.