Seattle City Light (spot)Light: Sara Stubbs, Employee Engagement & Communications

The Basics
Years of Service: Joined October 2020
Division: People & Culture
Role: As part of the Employee Experience team, I help share information about the resources and services offered by People & Culture and make them easier for employees to use. I also get to plan fun events like Family Day and Light, Power & Pride. (BTW – Nominate a colleague or team today!!)

Background
Hometown:
Anchorage, Alaska
Alma Mater: Cornell University and University of Washington
Discipline/Trade of Study: Bachelor of science in human development and Master of Social Work.
Tell us about your family: I’m married to a great guy named Matt and we have two girls – Ette May (6) and Irene (3). I come from a large family with four brothers and sisters. We have 16 nieces and nephews, so cousin time is amazing!

“I love all of the amazing co-workers that I get to meet through my work and the diverse skill sets and life experiences they bring to the table to get our work done. That gets me excited to come to work in the morning!”

Just for Fun
Where do you live and what’s something you love about the area?
I have lived on North Beacon Hill for over 10 years. I love it because it’s my version of “Sesame Street.” I know all of my neighbors and I feel very much at home.

What are some of your favorite activities/hobbies? I absolutely love gardening (mostly edibles) and I love to cook and throw dinner parties (the pandemic has really thrown a wrench in that one!).

What’s your favorite book and why? I am really, really into kids’ books and I check out 10-plus a week from the library. One of my all-time favorites is “The Seven Silly Eaters” by Mary Ann Hoberman. It’s fun to read, the illustrations are fabulous, and it really sums up #momlife.  

What brought/attracted you to City Light? I worked at the University of Washington for over 10 years and really grew some great skills in terms of communicating in a government organization. When it came time to look at the next step in my career, I wanted to learn more about human resources. I also wanted to work for the City of Seattle providing an essential service. My job is perfect!