Luke Fretwell

Luke Fretwell is an entrepreneur and writer focused on civics and technology.

He is deeply interested in and passionate about innovating the civic spectrum — from empowerment to government — and is dedicated to inspiring fresh perspectives and actions on this front.

He is co-founder and CEO of the digital government platform, ProudCity, and the founder of the government innovation blog, GovFresh.

He has played key roles in government-focused technology and media companies, including CivicActions, NuCivic (acquired in 2014), FedScoop and StateScoop.

He has helped establish key organizations aimed at making civics and government more effective and collaborative, including Agile Government Leadership and CityCamp.

His work has been referenced by Fast Company, Washington Post, Mashable, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Federal Computer Week, NextGov, O'Reilly Radar, TechPresident and others.

He graduated from George Mason University with degrees in international relations and government & politics and served as the editor-in-chief of the university’s student newspaper, Broadside, where he led the paper to win its first national Associated Collegiate Press awards.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.