NSPE and NSPE-DC submitted a letter to District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, recommending that she appoint a licensed professional engineer to serve on DC’s Public Service Commission. The seat will open up following the confirmation of current PSC Chair Willie Phillips Jr., to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The letter points to the mission of the Public Service Commission and its commitment to serving the public interest as reasons the position will benefit from a PE. NSPE President Rick Guerra, P.E., F.NSPE, and NSPE-DC President Anthony Ndum, P.E., write that “this emphasis on serving the public interest is much the same as the professional engineer’s ethical obligation to strive, at all times, to serve the public interest.” There is no one better suited than a PE to make considerations for the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare as part of the DC Public Service Commission.
Read the full letter to Mayor Bowser.