Meet the Department of Civic Things team.

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Rebecca Woodbury

Rebecca worked in local government for over a decade and was the City of San Rafael’s first director of Digital Service & Open Government. She also served as the City's public information officer. Rebecca developed the City’s digital strategic framework and led an organization-wide human-centered design training program.

In 2017, Government Technology named her one of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers and in 2014 she received the Rising Star award at the Municipal Management Association of Northern California’s Women’s Leadership Summit. She has a BA in Public Policy and an MPP, both from Mills College in Oakland, California.


Content and implementation strategist


Christine Foster

Christine worked in local government for over five years. During this time, she helped modernize how the City of San Rafael’s Department of Public Works operated and engaged with the public. She helped build a new City website and implement a citywide customer relationship management tool.

She later joined and helped establish the City’s first department of Digital Service. In her role as a digital analyst, she developed a social media strategy to increase community engagement. Christine also served as a public information officer during the COVID-19 pandemic, PG&E power shut offs, and other emergency incidents.

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