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Taking Community Centered to a Whole New Level: How Sam Keller is Helping Her Neighbors During COVID

One year ago, this month, our collective lives changed dramatically. Daily life as we knew it suddenly shut down, or rather, locked down, as the COVID-19 virus arrived in the Seattle area. For many, going to work turned into orders to stay at home. Those whose jobs necessitated working in… [ Keep reading ]

From Tree Tops to Sewer Drains, SPU’s Amanda Bidwell is Working to Detect & Prevent Pollution

Amanda Bidwell is a Data Scientist with the Source Control & Pollution Prevention Division, a team dedicated to working to eliminate and respond to sources of pollution that could enter the drainage system and pollute our waterways within SPU’s Drainage & Wastewater (DWW) line of business. Amanda has spent her career focusing on the environmental impacts of pollution, and in doing so,… [ Keep reading ]

A Community Organizer’s Journey to SPU: Celebrating Black History with Dee Reed

“I think we’re a divided country right now – there is so much hatred and anger. But this is also the first time in my life that I think people are trying to have a genuine conversation about race and equality.” These words from Dee Reed, Division Director for Utility… [ Keep reading ]

Turning Seattle On to Great Water

When an SPU customer calls about an issue with their drinking water – say the water is a brownish color instead of the normal crystal clear – they will usually end up speaking with Sheppard (Shep) Gray, Enos Mowatt, Jennifer (Jen) Coffin, or Kenneth (Ken) Volpone. These four water inspectors… [ Keep reading ]

SPU Who: Get to know the people behind your utility

This Week’s Profile: Logan Lexow Meet Logan Lexow. Logan has been with SPU for four years, as a Lead worker in the Drainage and Wastewater line of business. Logan was working on motorcycles when a friend who worked at SPU encouraged him to consider applying to one of SPU’s apprenticeship programs. “I was at my peak working… [ Keep reading ]

SPU Who: Get to know the people behind your utility

This Week’s Profile: Samantha Menathy Meet Samantha Menathy, Project Manager in Drainage & Wastewater with SPU. Samantha came to SPU in early 2014 and is with the same team she’s currently in now. When she’s not on the clock, Samantha stays busy by spending time with Theodore (Teddy, to his friends), her 10 year… [ Keep reading ]

SPU Who: Get to know the people behind your utility

This Week’s “Who”: Jerry Waldron Meet Jerry Waldron, the first participant in SPU’s new series, SPU Who. Jerry has been with SPU since 2012 and is currently wearing many hats as the Interim Construction Management Director, Drainage & Wastewater Project Management Manager, as well as the Skills & Knowledge Transfer… [ Keep reading ]