In GovTech’s overview of which states, cities and counties have added a chief innovation officer to their ranks,  Eric Finch is noted as a 2015 Chief Innovation and Technology Officer hire by the City of Spokane.

The number of chief innovation officers populating city halls, county government centers and state capitols continues to grow. Relatively unheard of just a handful of years ago, many leading jurisdictions have added the post to their payrolls, seeking to transform the culture of their organization and usher in a fresh perspective on how a modern government should operate.

Our rundown of the people occupying innovation positions across the state and local government landscape.