Louise Carter

Louise Carter

Working out of Public Health – Seattle & King County, Louise Carter leads data and communications for Communities Count.

Communities Count is a public-private partnership that provides reliable, timely, and relevant data to improve the quality of life for residents of communities in King County, Washington. She previously worked as an academic researcher at Universities of Washington and Minnesota, a journalist, and communications director in a policy center at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs.

Louise Carter

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5 Lessons for Harnessing Data and Tech to Meet Community Needs

A community data intermediary in the Seattle area reflects on lessons learned in bridging between data, tech, and community-based organizations. Putting the principle of designing solutions “with, not for” residents into practice can pose a challenge for those working with low-income communities to bridge economic and opportunity gaps. This is particularly true for civic tech and data experts seeking to …

Leveraging Data to Address Community Needs in King County

A longtime data intermediary in the Seattle area reflects on opportunities to partner with tech and leverage data for big-picture change. Driven in part by successes of our region’s innovative tech industry, Seattle leads the nation’s large cities in its rate of population growth. As real estate developers rush to accommodate the housing needs of skilled and highly-paid tech workers, low-income …

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