Founded in 1889, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing the State public service commissions who regulate the utilities that provide essential services such as energy, telecommunications, power, water, and transportation.
NARUC's members include all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Most State commissioners are appointed to their positions by their Governor or Legislature, while commissioners in 14 States are elected. For a complete breakdown.
The mission is to serve in the public interest by improving the quality and effectiveness of public utility regulation. Under State law, NARUC's members have an obligation to ensure the establishment and maintenance of utility services as may be required by law and to ensure that such services are provided at rates and conditions that are fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory for all consumers.
Board of Directors
NARUC is a member-driven organization supervised by the Board of Directors. The Board consists of 20 members plus the Association's President, the First and Second Vice Presidents, and each Past-President, who is still an active NARUC member. The Chair of each standing committee is also a member of the Board. Members are appointed by the current NARUC President and serve four-year terms. As the supervisory body, the Board oversees the Association's general and financial functions and approves resolutions that serve as the Association's policy.
The Executive Committee includes NARUC's principle officers-the President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Treasurer, and two appointed members. These officers serve as the "face" of the Association and are responsible for the organization's overall direction.
Officers and Staff
NARUC's Washington-based staff is led by an Executive Director who ensures that the Association is carrying out the mission and goals of its members. The Staff is divided into six Departments: Policy, Finance and Administration, Meetings, Grants and Research, International Programs, and Public Affairs.
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