After two years as the city council's communications specialist, George Howland Jr., former long-time Seattle Weekly City Hall scribe , is leaving. But he's not going far. Howland will take over as communications manager for the Seattle Channel. His last day at council is Monday.
Howland says there aren't many jobs that could've lured him away, but that he loves the Seattle Channel "because of its great public affairs programming... and because it shows all council meetings and forums and all mayoral press conferences-- a necessary and vital link in keeping our city's politics healthy and vital."
Sounds like he won't have any trouble getting on his new message.