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Seattle City (spot)Light: Saada Brown, Senior Electrical Service Representative

The Basics

How long have you been at City Light? I’ve been with City Light for 16 years and have been working for the City of Seattle for 26 years. 

Division: Customer Engineering 

Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? I was recently promoted to a senior electrical service representative. My job is to manage a high volume of new and existing electrical services throughout the Central District of Seattle, which is soon to relocate to a service area out of the North Service Center. I work closely with service and pole engineers to determine if a project needs engineering, as well as with all crews from the civil, overhead, line and underground teams. I inspect customer installed equipment to ensure that they are in compliance with service requirements before services are energized by our crews. Whether it’s underground or overhead service, I help assure accuracy of measurements by advising customers, electricians and building contractors of connection requirements. What I am looking for in finalizing an inspection is the height of metering, current transformer loads, and making sure the customer is following all City standards. 


Hometown: South Hill/Puyallup, Washington 

Alma Mater: Garfield High School (Go bulldogs!)  

Discipline/Trade of study: Received associate degree in business administration  

Tell us about your family: I am married to my BFF Rich. We are both blessed to have worked for the City of Seattle in combination with Seattle City Light for over 26 years. In our retirement, we plan to move to a warmer state. Our favorite place to travel is Hawaii, enjoying the tropical breeze and beautiful blue water. We have two adorable grandsons, Amari and Sevin, who keep us very busy with watching movies and eating popcorn. We recently received exciting news that our family is extending, and we will be welcoming our first granddaughter, Ember, in October. 

Just for Fun

What is the most rewarding part of your work at the utility? The most rewarding part of my job is the ability to provide excellent customer service to our internal and external customers by educating and communicating with them on Seattle City Light’s practices and procedures.  

What energizes you and brings you excitement? I am overwhelmingly excited when we have City Light’s Family Day. I enjoy the energy and smiles on the kids’ faces and seeing how much they have grown. I have volunteered for this special day since it began. 

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? I would be the first lady of the United States. I would like to take the opportunity to further educate and speak to kids and adults on how to prepare yourself for today moving forward with the current economic crisis.  

What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend? Enjoying family, barbecuing, riding my bike, and a date night with hubby. 

If you could have one superpower, what would you choose? To have the sun shining in Seattle for six months out of the year.