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City Light’s Carrasco to retire, Mayor Murray thanks him for service

Photo of City Light General Manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco

City Light General Manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco

After spending more than a decade leading Seattle City Light, Jorge Carrasco is retiring from his role as general manager and chief executive officer of Seattle City Light.

“I want to thank Jorge for his years of service in Seattle and wish him the best as he writes his next chapter,”  Mayor Ed Murray said. “Jorge brought renewed financial sustainability to City Light. Under his leadership, the utility stabilized electricity rates, cut workplace accidents in half and became the first carbon neutral utility in the nation.”

“After more than 11 years leading Seattle City Light, I’ve decided the time is right for me to retire,” Carrasco said. “I want to thank our dedicated employees who work tirelessly each and every day to provide exceptional service to our customers. My family and I feel blessed to be part of such a dynamic, progressive and compassionate city, and we look forward to continuing to serve the greater community.”

Seattle City Light serves over 400,000 customers with a staff of 1,855. Carrasco’s retirement is effective May 8. The mayor also announced that Chief Compliance Officer Jim Baggs will serve as interim CEO while a national search for a permanent CEO is conducted.