Seattle City (spot)Light: Antronette Simmons

Antronette Simmons began her career with Seattle City Light in January 2019. She is the Division Administrator in the Facilities, Security and Emergency Management division, where she supports human resources, financial reporting, and division operations.

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Antronette’s family re-located to Seattle when she was ten. She currently lives in West Seattle. “I love the neighborhood because we have everything we need; plenty of food options for shopping and restaurants, Alki (a gem), parks, and good neighbors.”

In this week’s (spot)Light, Antronette shares her new hobbies, her background before City Light, and her continued work at the utility.

Antronette and her daughter.

“I was taking piano lessons before COVID-19 struck, so I’m excited to get back to it! Since COVID, I’ve developed a green thumb, renewed my love for cooking, and have become quite the DIY oil painter; some people may have noticed my colorful doggy in the background of video calls. I’m working on colorful hot air balloons next!”

“My bachelor’s degree is in American Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington (UW), and, in September, I’ll begin UW’s Human Resources Management Certification Program. I’m excited to continue my education.”

“Before joining City Light, I worked at UW for 13 years as a research administrator. I wanted a change. City Light attracted me with its diversity, institution size, cultural changes, mission, and service to the community.  All of which are very important to me.”

“What I enjoy most about working at City Light are my colleagues and the relationships I’ve continued to build. I also appreciate the utility’s workplace expectations, leadership training, the cultural changes I see happening, and the ability to change and pivot to fit the needs of the community and organization.”