COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
Los Alamos County is currently accepting applications until April 28 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 Thursday, April 28.
Interested parties can complete the online application at https://ladpu.com/BPUApplication . All applications for Los Alamos County Boards and Commissions must be submitted electronically online. Paper applications are not available. If you require assistance to complete an application, please contact DPU staff at (505) 662-8136 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 regular meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 1000 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM. Beginning in March, the BPU will also hold work sessions every first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom videoconferencing platform.
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. Current membership consists of two registered Democrats, two registered Republicans and one registered Independent, so members of any party may apply. Additional information about the BPU and the application process are available at https://ladpu.com/BPU.