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Light, Power & Pride

Program History and Process Summary

An honored tradition since 1984, Light Power and Pride is Seattle City Light's most celebrated employee recognition program.

The awards strengthen the partnership between management, employees and the bonds between the City of Seattle and our City Light customers. City Light's Vision, Mission & Values is the guiding principle for the annual recognition program:

  • To set the standard and deliver the best customer service experience of any utility in the nation
  • To be dedicated to exceeding our customers' expectations in producing and delivering environmentally responsible, safe, low cost and reliable power.
  • To aspire to excellence, accountability, trust and stewardship.

Thus, the focus of the employee recognition event is to:

  • Provide a visible, powerful way to communicate and reinforce the behavior and outcome that is most important to the success of Seattle City Light.
  • Encourage high productivity within the context of excellence to our customers.
  • Encourage and support the achievement of collaborative work groups and teams.
  • Support efforts that result in an improved working environment.
  • And encourage creativity, innovation and initiative.

Human Resources is the executive sponsor for the awards program, however, the nomination and selection process, and event planning process is led by a committee of dedicated City Light employees.

2012 Light, Power and Pride Award Winners

The 2012 Light, Power & Pride Awards Ceremony was held October 17th at the Washington State Convention Center. More than 300 employees were greeted by the Latin sounds of the band SuperSones. A reception was followed by the awards ceremony. Led by Human Resources, a committee of City Light employees organized this annual event Congratulations to the 2012 Light, Power & Pride award winners.

JD Ross Leadership Award Recipient
Individual Award

Photo of Pawel Krupa (left) &  Supt. Carrasco (right)
Supt. Carrasco, Abdirahman Yussuf, Councilmember Mike O'Brien

Photo of Pawel Krupa (left) &  Supt. Carrasco (right)
Supt. Carrasco, Dana Wheelock, Councilmember Mike O'Brien


Unsung Hero Award Recipients
Individual Award

Photo of Annette Kessler (left) &  Supt. Carrasco (right)
Supt. Carrasco, Justin Choi, Councilmember Mike O'Brien



Unsung Hero Award Recipients
Individual Award

Photo of John LeCompte (left) &  Supt. Carrasco (right)
Supt. Carrasco, Brenda Pompeo, Councilmember Mike O'Brien


Unsung Hero Award Recipients
Team Award
Photo of Gedion Haile (left) &  Sandra Basilio (Center) & Supt. Carrasco (right)
Supt. Carrasco, Patrick Gallagher, Joel Onato, Linda Lockwood, Dan Murray, Councilmember Mike O'Brien

 

Outstanding Customer Service Award Recipient
Individual Award

Photo of Sheri Tanaka-Eng (left) &  Supt. Carrasco (right)
Supt. Carrasco, John Clarke, Councilmember Mike O'Brien


Outstanding Customer Service Award Recipient
Team Award

Photo of Customer Service Team  (left) &  Supt. Carrasco (right)
Supt. Carrasco, Robert Schoenfeld, Carlton Sessoms, Councilmember Mike O'Brien

 

Operational Excellence Award
Individual Award

Photo of Denise Krownbell  (left) &  Supt. Carrasco (right)
Supt. Carrasco, Cecile Rieder, Councilmember Mike O'Brien


Outstanding Excellence Award
Team Award

Photo of Customer Service Team  (left) &  Supt. Carrasco (right)
Supt. Carrasco, Brian Bilderback, Tom Caddy, Jeri Emunson, Chad Fowler, Robert Hernandez, Vinod Kumar,
Dan Martinez, Kevin Noble, Irg Ogi, Ryan Schoeneman, Debbie Vachon, Councilmember Mike O'Brien


Race and Social Justice Award Recipient
Individual Award

Photo of Vonie Polomis (left) &  Supt. Carrasco (right)
Supt. Carrasco, Mike Haynes, Councilmember Mike O'Brien

Race and Social Justice Award Recipient
Team Award

Photo of Race and Social Justice Team (right) &  Supt. Carrasco (left)
Supt. Carrasco, John Gustafson, Robert Bonaccorso, Councilmember Mike O'Brien


Volunteer of the Year


Photo of Team of the Year (right) &  Supt. Carrasco (left)
Supt. Carrasco, Greg Carlson, Councilmember Mike O'Brien


City Light Hero -
Team Award Recipients

Photo of Team of the Year (right) &  Supt. Carrasco (left)
Supt. Carrasco, Stacy Claybo, Elise Hemenway, Jonathon Medlock, Albert Zartman, Councilmember Mike O'Brien


Master of Ceremony


Photo of Gary Maehara (right) &  Anne Ducey (Center) & Supt. Carrasco (left)
Gary Maehara and Barbara Menzel introducing the new LPP award

Events Photos

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