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Attend a Jan. 13 Open House to Learn About Georgetown Steam Plant’s Future

For Immediate Release
Jan. 8, 2018

Contact: Scott Thomsen

Georgetown Steam Plant Prepares for New Future

January open house reveals advisory committee’s recommendations

SEATTLE – Seattle City Light will open the Georgetown Steam Plant to the public Jan. 13 for an open house, free guided tours and a chance to learn of key recommendations made by an outside committee comprising historic preservationists, arts, culture and museum professionals and small business and history experts.

Photo of Gene Gentry McMahon outside Georgetown Steam Plant.

Artist Gene Gentry McMahon works outside the Georgetown Steam Plant.

The Georgetown Steam Plant Advisory Committee was convened by the utility in the spring of 2016 to advise on future restoration, use and management of the 110-year-old National Historic Landmark.  The Georgetown Steam Plant has been owned by City Light since 1951. City Light accepted their recommendations and will recognize their work throughout this event with visual representations and a brief ceremony at noon.

The plant will be open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., with tours beginning at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. City Light volunteers and advisory committee members will be on hand to elaborate and answer questions as well as accept community input on what is intended to become one of Seattle’s premier tourism and heritage destinations, serving diverse communities.

Georgetown Steam Plant Advisory Committee members include:
Lath Carlson, Living Computer Museum + Labs
Jennifer Mortensen, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Larry Kreisman, Historic Seattle
Kji Kelly, Historic Seattle
Charlie Rathbun, 4Culture
Matthew Richter, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
John Bennett, John Bennett Properties, LLC
Jennifer Meisner, King County
Charles Beall, National Park Service
Lendy Hensley, City Catering
Elizabeth Stewart, Renton History Museum
Paula Becker, HistoryLink
Sarah Kavage, Artist and Urban Planner
Laurie Haag (retired), Museum of Flight
David Unger, MOHAI

More information and driving directions can be found at

RSVP to the event on Facebook here. 

Seattle City Light is the ninth-largest public electric utility in the United States.  It has the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents.  City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.