Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien seeks a new representative for the City Light Review Panel to represent City Light’s residential rate-paying customers.
The Review Panel meets monthly for two- to three-hours to help guide the future direction of Seattle City Light, our publicly owned utility since 1902.
Councilmember O’Brien is interested in appointing a residential customer representative who shares Seattle City Light’s commitment to provide outstanding customer service, as well as the utility’s responsibility for aggressive conservation and energy efficiency work. The representative must be a current City Light residential customer from Seattle and able to attend the Review Panel’s monthly meetings held during the day in downtown Seattle. Interested applications should send an email to Josh Fogt, legislative aide to Councilmember O’Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Seattle City Light Review Panel was created March 22, 2010 through City Council Ordinance Number 123256. The Review Panel is the successor to the City Light Advisory Board/Committee (2003 – 2010) and the Rate Advisory Committee (2009), and combines the duties of both groups.
The nine panel members come from City Light’s customer groups. Five members are nominated by the mayor and four members are nominated by the city council, serving staggered three-year terms. From 2010 until very recently, the focus of the panel was in helping to develop a six year strategic plan for City Light, which was adopted by City Council through Resolution 31383 on July 2, 2012.
In addition to the residential ratepayer representative, other customers and stakeholders that make up the Panel include: an economist (position No. 1), a financial analyst (No. 2), a non-profit energy efficiency advocate (No. 3), a commercial rate-paying customer (No. 5), an industrial rate-paying customer (No. 6), an advocate for low-income customers (No. 7), an at large panel member (No. 8), and a suburban franchise city customer (No. 9).
Learn more at the City Light Review Panel website and the Seattle City Light Strategic Plan website. Please contact Josh Fogt in Councilmember O’Brien’s office with questions (email@example.com or 206-684-8800).
People of color, women, working-class, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.