Who We Are

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. An updated City Council Ordinance Number 124740 was passed April 6, 2015.

The nine panel members come from City Light's customer groups, as well as areas of utility business expertise. Panel member roles are:

Position 1 - Economist 
Position 2 - Financial Analyst
Position 3 - Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Advocate
Position 4 - Residential Customer
Position 5 - Commercial Customer
Position 6 - Industrial Customer
Position 7 - Low Income Customer
Position 8 - At-Large Customer
Position 9 - Suburban Franchise Customer  

Five members are nominated by the mayor and four members are nominated by the city council, serving staggered three-year terms. The Review Panel is generally responsible for providing advice and recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on the City Light strategic plan and City Light's rates.

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Position 1 - Economist

Scott Haskins

Position 2 - Financial Analyst
Global Director in Strategic Consulting

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Mr. Haskins is a subject matter expert and industry leader in utility financial management, asset and risk management, contracting, social equity, utility management, operations and maintenance, strategic planning, P3, leadership development, performance management, benchmarking, environmental management and sustainability, resilience, risk management, triple bottom line and business case analysis. His background includes 30 years of utility management experience, primarily as Deputy Director for Seattle Water Department and Seattle Public Utilities, directing finance, project development, operations and maintenance, community programs, planning and executive leadership over the full range of wastewater, drinking water, and solid waste functions for City of Seattle.

As a global director in Strategic Consulting for CH2M, now Jacobs, Mr. Haskins has worked closely with international industry organizations and clients leading innovation and standards for benchmarking, optimization, asset management, and organizational development. Scott also serves on the Advisory Board for the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at University of Washington where he received his Master in Public Administration.

Sara Patton

Position 3 - Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Advocate
Former Executive Director of NW Energy Coalition

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Sara is the former Executive Director of NW Energy Coalition, an influential regional alliance of conservation, low-income, and consumer advocate organizations, utilities, businesses, communities of faith and citizen activists. Prior to her 21 year tenure at the NW Energy Coalition, Ms. Patton worked for energy efficiency at Seattle City Light for nearly 16 years. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and holds degrees from Antioch School of Law and Reed College. Her community service and honors include the Board of Save Our wild Salmon, the Board of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, the Seattle City Light Advisory Board, the Energy Trust of Oregon's Energy Conservation Council, the Sierra Club's Cascade Chapter Executive Committee, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Taskforce, the Regional Technical Forum Policy Advisory Committee, the Pike Place Market Historical Commission, and 2006 Helen H. Jackson Woman of Valor Award.

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Position 4 - Residential Customer Representative

Mikel Hansen

Position 5 - Commercial Customer Representative
Chief Operating Officer of Sabey Corporation

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Mikel Hansen's experience with large, complex properties was established prior to joining Sabey, when he spent nearly 20 years managing some of the nation's largest shopping malls. He eventually returned to his home in the Northwest to manage Southcenter Mall, the largest mall in Washington.

For the past seventeen years he has led the Sabey Property Management Team and is responsible for the management and operations of Sabey's over four million-square-foot diverse portfolio including commercial, office, medical, warehouse and data center uses. As part of Sabey's Development group, Mr. Hansen has taken the lead in executing complex entitlement efforts, negotiating land acquisitions, property sales and re-zonings. He leads Sabey's improvement initiatives such as utility installations and transportation support improvements.

Mr. Hansen serves as Sabey's representative to a variety of municipalities and agencies. He works closely with local jurisdictions and with social initiatives that contribute to the growth and well-being of the communities with which Sabey partners.

Anne Ayre

Position 6 - Industrial Customer Representative

Leon Garnett

Position 7 - Low Income Customer Representative
Chief Operating Officer for Centerstone

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In his 11 years with Centerstone, Leon has provided oversight and guidance for Centerstone's Energy Assistance Program which serve more than 10,000 households annually. Leon has worked with elected officials, local government offices, and community-based organizations to advocate for equity and accessibility for low-income energy customers. Originally from Georgia, Leon holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College. He brings a team-oriented approach and develops data-driven strategies to ensure Centerstone programs fulfill the mission of the agency and address the needs of the community.

John Putz

John Putz

Position 6 - At-Large Customer Representative
Research Scientist for The Energy Authority

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Dr. John Putz is a fifteen -year veteran of the energy, energy software and trading industries. John has experience in a wide variety of areas including strategic consulting, risk management, trading, energy software, asset and portfolio optimization, trade and asset valuation, and hydro-generation optimization. John received his PhD in experimental particle physics from the University of Washington.

Vacant

Position 9 - Suburban Franchise Representative