Melissa Skelton began working at Seattle City Light in 2015, initially as the Legal Affairs Advisor and currently as a Regulatory Affairs Strategic Advisor. She handles regulatory and policy matters associated with transmission and wholesale sales of power. Additionally, she assists in overseeing regulatory processes and interactions, ensuring regulatory compliance, and advising on regulatory aspects that affect City Light activities.
Her first position in the energy/utilities sector began after law school, where she worked initially advising the Kansas Legislature energy committees on legislation. From there, she moved to the Kansas Corporation Commission, the state regulator for utilities, and served as advisory counsel to the three state commissioners. Just prior to joining City Light, she was employed with the Kansas Electric Cooperatives as the manager of government relations.
Melissa lives outside of Seattle in the foothills of the Cascade mountains with her wonderful husband and two sons (3 and 1 years old). She is very proud to work for Seattle City Light!