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Seattle City (spot)Light: Laurie Russ, Senior Contract Specialist

The Basics
Years of Service: Two and a half
Division: Contracts & Procurement, Finance
Role: I manage the consultant procurement process for multiple business units for the procurement and contracting of equipment, goods, and services, including architects and engineers, small works, and other procurements. 

Santa Rosa, Calif.
Alma Mater: University of Phoenix
Discipline/Trade of Study: Network design/psychology
Tell us about your family: Most of my family lives in Northern California. I have one daughter, three cats and lots of friends that I call my family.    

“I really enjoy working with my team and have made many friends with the departments I work closely with. I like that I can grow and express my talents that I have acquired over the years at City Light.”

Just for Fun

Where do you live and what’s something you love about the area? I live in Sammamish – my intentions were to live in Washington a few years and move back to California, but I am still here after 20-plus years. I love that I am close to outdoor activities and not so far of a commute from Seattle.

What are some of your favorite activities/hobbies? Hiking, walking, antiquing, shopping, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends are some favorites of mine.

What is your go-to favorite song? Bill Withers, “Lovely Day”

What brought/attracted you to City Light? A friend of a friend recommended that I investigate working at Seattle City Light, and well, here I am!