Betkoski chosen to help lead utility regulatory organizations

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John Betkoski

Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) Vice Chairman John Betkoski III, has been named to leadership positions with two organizations focused on utility regulatory issues.

Betkoski was named president of the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners (NECPUC) and to the Executive Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).

NECPUC provides regional regulatory assistance on matters of common concern to the six New England States. It addresses issues regarding electric, gas, telecommunications and public drinking water public service companies.

NARUC represents utility regulatory authorities in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC represents the interests of state public utility commissioners before the three branches of the federal government.

The NARUC Executive Committee provides general organizational and budgetary oversight of the association.

Betkoski, a lifelong Beacon Falls resident, was appointed by NARUC President David Wright of South Carolina to represent the New England states. He has been active on several NARUC committees since 2000.

“I am honored to appoint Jack Betkoski to the Executive Committee, where we will all benefit from his service.” Wright said in a press release. “He is a constant champion for consumers and improved utility regulation and I am thankful for his continued service.”

Betkoski has served on Connecticut’s utility regulatory authority since 1997 when he was named a commissioner of the Department of Public Utility Control. When PURA was established on July 1, 2011 as the state’s new regulatory authority, Betkoski was appointed a director by Gov. Dannel Malloy and elected as vice chairman.

Betkoski is also currently serving on the Beacon Falls Economic Development Commission. He has served as a state representative for the 105th District and on the Beacon Falls’ Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance.