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Seattle City (spot)Light: Kim Kinney

Kim Kinney has worked for City Light for over 11 years. Her initial position was in the General Manager/Chief of Staff Office for
seven years before moving to her current role working in the Chief Financial Officer’s office in the Financial Services Business
Unit (FSBU).

A transplant from the “Great White North” (Canada), Kim was born in a small town on Vancouver Island (Port Alberni which has less than
20,000 people). “What brought me to Seattle was my husband, Lamar,” Kim shared. “Who knew that I would meet a guy in Mexico, spend four
years being a regular customer at the Peace Arch Border Crossing, and then get married and move to Seattle? Lamar and I have been happily
married for 21 years.”

In this week’s (spot)Light, Kim talks more about her life in Seattle, her background before City Light, and her work at the utility.

“My husband and I live in West Seattle with our only child—a Shih Tzu named Tasha. There’s nothing better than having a fur baby who thinks
she’s part human and part cat. On the weekends, we love spending our time watching football (Go Hawks! Go Huskies! Go Cougs!). We also
enjoy attending smooth jazz concerts at some of our favorite venues like Jazz Alley and Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Cooking and traveling
are some of my favorite hobbies. Of course, Mexico is a favorite because that’s where it all started!”

“I studied psychology and sociology at the University of Victoria. I spent many years in both Vancouver and Seattle working in the banking
and insurance industries for company executives and when the opportunity arose at City Light, I was excited to work in public service. I
related to our mission and values in providing customers with affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible energy services. I am
inspired by the utility’s dedication to enhancing, protecting and preserving the environment for future generations.”

“I currently work as the Division Administrator in FSBU. I really enjoy the variety in this role where I get to be actively involved in
administration of the department, human resource matters, coordination of the utility department policies and procedures, management of
damage claims, development and management of SharePoint sites, and the ability to participate in various special projects for the business
unit. I have especially loved participating in the “Women in Power” group and find their mentorship program very valuable.”

“The people and job are what I love about working at the utility. It allows me to network with employees in different areas and it is
gratifying to be able to take on a variety of projects, brainstorm solutions and strive for excellence and process improvement in our daily