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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 Officio non-voting members.  Members serve five-year staggered terms .  Each year, the BPU elects a Chair and Vice-chair from within its membership. 

2021_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. 

Click on the Read/View image above for instructions on how to watch BPU remote meetings and submit public comment during COVID-19 social distancing. You may also download the BPU agendas with the same link.


ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS IN JANUARY 2022

Los Alamos County will begin accepting applications in January 2022 to fill one position on the Board of Public Utilities (BPU).  Comprising five voting members, the BPU governs the Department of Public Utilities (DPU), a county-owned utility that provides Los Alamos with electric, water, natural gas and wastewater services.  The appointed individual will fill a position to be vacated on July 1 due to an expiring term.  Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2022.

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.  

TO LEARN MORE

Dowload the previous brochure.

Submit an Online Application

Questions?  Contact kathy.casados@lacnm.us or 505-662-8136

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: Kathy Casados, Executive Assistant 505.662.8136 or kathy.casados@lacnm.us.

 

BPU MEMBERS

Cornell Wright
Chair
Term Ends: 6/30/2026

Carrie Walker
Member
Term Ends: 6/30/2022

Stephen McLin
Vice-Chair
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

Steven Lynne
County Manager - Ex Officio Member

James Robinson
Council Liaison

PROCEDURAL RULES AND SELF-EVALUATIONS