Seattle City Light CEO Confirmation Process

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8, Citywide), chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers' Rights Committee, will oversee the confirmation process for the appointment of Debra Smith as Seattle City Light's next Chief Executive Officer and General Manager.

Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the nomination of Smith on August 28, 2018. Smith has worked in the public utility industry for 22 years, most recently as General Manager of the Central Lincoln People's Utility District in Oregon since 2013.

Councilmember Mosqueda submitted an initial questionaire to the nominee Sept. 5, 2018 as part of the confirmation process. 

Councilmember Mosqueda has established the following public hearing schedule for the City Council to consider the Mayor’s nominee for Seattle City Light CEO:

Meeting Date Location Subject Video
Housing, Health, Energy and Workers' Rights Committee Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, 9:30 am Council Chambers Briefing & Discussion on Appointment

Written Responses from Debra Smith

  • Background
  • Philosophy & Vision
  • Workforce
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Housing, Health, Energy and Workers' Rights Committee Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, 9:30 am Council Chambers Briefing & Discussion on Appointment

Written Responses from Debra Smith

  • Energy Production
  • Energy & Environmental Conservation
  • Customer Service
  • Governance & Public Engagement
  • Additional Questions

Future committee meetings and full council vote on confirmation will be posted on this page at a later date. 

Members of the public can submit comments about the nominee via email to teresa.mosqueda@seattle.gov, by calling Council offices (206) 684-8888, or in person during the public comment portion of the scheduled meetings above.