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


He is co-founder and CEO of the digital government platform, ProudCity, founder of the government innovation blog, GovFresh, and co-host of The Government We Need, a podcast exploring the government of the future and how it can best serve everyone.

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

He has helped establish, or been actively involved with organizations and initiatives aimed at making civics and government more effective and collaborative, including GovPress, CivicDMV, Code California, Agile Government Leadership, CityCamp and Open Source for America.


He graduated from George Mason University with degrees in Government & Politics and International Studies. He was editor-in-chief of the GMU university newspaper, The Broadside, where he led the paper to its first national Associated Collegiate Press honors.