Dave Seliger


Design and systems change for local government


Dave is a nationally recognized expert on using service design and systems thinking to solve critical government challenges. In addition to his day job for the City of New York, Dave has co-founded a variety of government innovation initiatives.


Get in touch: daveseliger+web [at] gmail [dot] com



Design Your City

A training program for the next generation of urban innovators

Partners: CUNY, Association for a Better New York, and CORO


Gov Talent Pipeline Playbook

A guide for launching a public service workforce development program


Civil Service Pathways Fellowship

A program to hire the next generation of public servants

Partners: CUNY, the City of New York, and Citi Foundation


Tools for Government Hiring

A guide for rethinking government recruitment

Partners: Code for America and Nava


NYC Government Jobs Website

A redesign of a very old jobs website

Partners: The City of New York


Civic Design Camp

A day-long event on using service design in government

Partners: Knight Foundation


Designing for Financial Empowerment

A series of pilot projects using service design on public services

Partners: Parsons DESIS Lab, the City of New York, and Citi Foundation


Futuring Workforce Development

A service design exploration of new models for workforce development

Partners: Parsons DESIS Lab, the City of New York, and Open Society Foundations


Civic Service

A monthly event series for public servants on service design

Partners: Parsons DESIS Lab