Dave Seliger. Civil servant. Intrapreneur. Designer. Engineer.

Civic Service


Civic Service is a series of programs to inspire, train, and connect civil servants to create better public service outcomes and experiences for their constituents. The project is currently being incubated at the Parsons Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS) Lab at The New School.

NYC Housing Recovery

Special Projects Manager

The NYC Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations and the Build it Back Program are New York City's federally funded efforts to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. I run communications and help manage the External Affairs team, as well as manage lots of "special" projects.



I've been extremely lucky to write for a number of outlets, including almost two years writing about design for Core77 and a piece for Living Cities. Currently I'm doing a series of interviews with NYC's amazing civic innovators for Conscious Magazine.