Board of Public Utilities
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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. 

2020_BPU 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. 

To get instructions for how to watch BPU remote meetings and submit public comment during COVID-19 social distancing, please visit the County's InSite Council/Boards & Commissions meeting portal by clicking on the Read/View image above and download the BPU agendas.  

We are currently accepting applications through July 3rd for membership on the Board of Public Utilities to complete the term of a vacancy, which will end beginning on June 30, 2021.

TIMELINE 
June 18 - Begin collecting applications.

July 3 - All applications due by 11:59 p.m. on this date.

July 6 & 7- Interview committee interviews are conducted.  Applicants must be available on these dates.

July 14 - Council conducts interviews and appoints new member at their regular meeting.  (6:00 p.m. Council 
Chambers). Applicants must be available on this date.

July 15 - New member  begins serving and attends regular BPU meeting as guest. (5:30 p.m. Council Chambers)

If you meet the eligibility requirements, have a selfless desire to serve the community and think your knowledge and experience might be an asset to the BPU, then you are encouraged to apply.  

Please note that no LAC board shall have more than a simple majority of members registered in the same political party. At this time, applicants can be registered under any party affiliation. 

TO LEARN MORE

Download the informational brochure. (PDF)

Submit an Online Application

Questions?  Contact jaime.kephart@lacnm.us or 505-662-8132

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: Philo S. Shelton, III, Utilities Manager 505.662.8132 or philo.shelton@lacnm.us  

Staff Support: Jaime Kephart, Executive Assistant 505.662.8132 or jaime.kephart@lacnm.us.

 

BPU MEMBERS

Vacant
Chair
Term Ends: 6/30/2021

Carrie Walker
Vice-chair
Term Ends: 6/30/2022

Stephen McLin
Member
Term Ends: 6/30/2023

Steve Tobin
Member
Term Ends: 6/30/2024

Eric Stromberg
Member
Term Ends: 6/30/2025


Philo S. Shelton, III
Utilities Manager - Ex Officio Member

Harry Burgess
County Manager - Ex Officio Member

Randall Ryti
Council Liaison

PROCEDURAL RULES AND SELF-EVALUATIONS