Los Alamos County is currently accepting applications until April 30 to fill one position on the Board of Public Utilities (BPU). The date has been extended from the original April 6 deadline. 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 Thursday, April 30.
Interested parties can complete the online application at https://ladpu.com/BPUApplication . All applications for Los Alamos County Boards and Commissions are now submitted electronically online. Hard-copies are not available. If you require assistance to complete an application, please contact DPU staff at (505) 662-8132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the BPU work together with the DPU to serve and represent the interests of the community. Through policy direction, the BPU guides DPU’s senior management to realize its mission to create a high-performing utility, matched to the community, contributing to its future with diversified and innovative utility solutions. BPU meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 1000 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM.
To qualify for consideration, interested applicants must be 18 years or older, be a resident of Los Alamos County for a minimum of one year prior to appointment, be registered to vote, not hold public office nor be an employee of the County government, and not conduct any business with the DPU except as a consumer. Please note that no Los Alamos County board shall have more than a simple majority of members registered in the same political party. Three of the five voting members are currently registered as Democrat. At this time, due to the party affiliations of the current members, a Democrat cannot be appointed to fill the vacancy beginning July 1, 2020. Additional information about the BPU and the application process are available at https://ladpu.com/bpuappoint .
The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. and of course, the public is welcome. The DPU is funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and auxiliary fees, and has provided the community with these services for more than 50 years. CustomerCare@lacnm.us | 505.662.8333 | www.ladpu.com/DPU