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. 

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.  

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

Cornell Wright
Member
Term Ends: 6/30/2021

Carrie Walker
Chair
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

Harry Burgess
County Manager - Ex Officio Member

Randall Ryti
Council Liaison

PROCEDURAL RULES AND SELF-EVALUATIONS