Board of Public Utilities
Contact Info
Read Watch IconThe Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction and control of the Board of Public Utilities (BPU).  The BPU consists of five voting members appointed by County Council.  The Utilities Manager and County Manager serve as ex-efficio non-voting members.  Members serve five-year staggered terms .  Each year, the BPU elects a Chair and Vice-chair from within its membership. 

2017 BPU Regular Meeting Calendar (PDF) 

Regular BPU meetings are normally held the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building Council Chambers at 1000 Central Avenue.  Special meetings may be called as needed with 72 hours notice.  The location of special meetings may vary and may not be streamed live.  Closed meetings are held as necessary with 72 hours notice.  BPU agendas are prepared and published at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.  The agenda for every regular BPU meeting includes time for comments from the public. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BPU AND CONTACTS

Authorization: Los Alamos County Charter (Article V) and Los Alamos County Ordinance No. 54, 11/1/66.

E-mail: bpu@lacnm.us

Staff Liaison: Timothy A. Glasco, Utilities Manager 505.662.8148 or ta.glasco@lacnm.us

Staff Support: Jaime Kephart, Senior Office Specialist 505.662.8132 or jaime.kephart@lacnm.us.

 

BPU MEMBERS

Andrew Fraser
Member
Term Ends: 6/30/2017

Paul Frederickson
Member
Term Ends: 6/30/2019

Jeff Johnson
Chair
Term Ends: 6/30/2020

Stephen McLin
Vice-chair
Term Ends: 6/30/2018

Kathleen Taylor
Member
Term Ends: 6/30/2021

Timothy Glasco
Utilities Manager - Ex Officio Member

Harry Burgess
County Manager - Ex Officio Member

Susan O'Leary
Council Liaison

BPU SELF-EVALUATIONS

Section 3.9. of the Board of Public Utilities (BPU)Policies & Procedures Manual (PPM) requires that the BPU conduct an annual self-evaluation. The purpose and reasons for the self-evaluation include:

  • Promote understanding of roles and responsibilities
  • Provide orientation for new members
  • Address and perhaps help resolve Board conflicts
  • Clarify what members expect from the group and self
  • Identify priorities for the BPU's future efforts
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in BPU performance
  • Help identify needed changes to the PPM
  • Self-evaluation aligns with at least three of the Baldrige "Criteria for Performance Excellence."

POLICIES & PROCEDURES MANUAL AND APPENDICES