• Please see our “Events/Public Service Recognition Awards” page for links to the details from our May 10th, 2022 awards ceremony. 

  • The next Executive Leadership Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2022 at 2:00pm Pacific, in person at the Columbia Center and also available remotely.  

    • Contact Diana or info.sfeb@gsa.gov for login details.

  • For those interested in joining the 2022 SFEB Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee, please send an email with “DEIA” in the subject line to info.sfeb@gsa.gov

Welcome

Established in 1961, the Seattle Federal Executive Board (SFEB) is comprised of Federal agencies in the greater Puget Sound area. It is headed by a Chair and Vice Chair, each elected annually. Board Officers shall include the Chair, Vice-Chair, at least three and no more than 5 elected members, and such additional members (not less than two) as shall be appointed by the Chairperson. Additionally, the Board Officers shall include ex officio members from the Executive Director’s funding agency [Housing and Urban Development], the General Services Administration, and Department of Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service. General Membership consists of top leadership at the approximately 176 Federal agencies within our service area.

President John F. Kennedy signed a Presidential Memorandum on November 10, 1961 directing the establishment of Federal Executive Boards (FEB) in ten major centers of Federal activity. These new organizations were to serve as field level structures comprised of the highest ranking official of each federal agency (civilian, military, and postal service) in that given area. Seattle was among the ten original FEB locations. The need for effective coordination among the field activities of Federal departments and agencies was then, and is still, very clear. Approximately 88 percent of all Federal employees work outside the National Capital Region. Federal programs have their impact largely through the actions of the field representatives of the departments and agencies. In addition, Federal representatives are the principal contact with the Federal Government for the citizens of the United States. The National network of 28 FEBs, located in areas of significant Federal populations, serves as the cornerstone for strategic partnering in Government.