From an Alameda Municipal Power press release
At its regular meeting on July 16, the City of Alameda Public Utilities Board (PUB) elected its officers for the 2013 fiscal year. Gregory Hamm, Ph.D., P.E., was re-elected as president and Madeline Deaton was elected as vice president. The board also elected Girish Balachandran, general manager of Alameda Municipal Power, as its secretary.
The board also welcomed Mary Sutter as a new commissioner. Sutter brings over 20 years of experience in the energy field, specializing in evaluation of energy efficiency programs. She currently serves as vice president of energy evaluation at Opinion Dynamics Corporation. Sutter holds a Master of Science degree in engineering from the University of Colorado. She replaces Peter Holmes, who ended his seven-year tenure on the board in June.
Also serving on the board is Commissioner John McCahan. Alameda’s city manager, John Russo, is an ex-officio commissioner.
McCahan was asked to continue as the city’s representative on the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) Commission. NCPA is a joint powers agency consisting of 15 public power entities, including Alameda, and provides electric power development and acquisition to its members.
The five-commissioner board was established to control and manage the city-owned electric utility. It is responsible for setting rates, adopting a budget and ensuring the supply of safe and reliable power at competitive rates, all while maintaining a sound financial position.
Meetings of the board are held on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., and are open to the public.
More information about the Public Utilities Board can be found on Alameda Municipal Power’s website at www.alamedamp.com