MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced the reappointment of Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq for an additional two-year term as Chairperson and Commissioner Tyler Huebner to a full six-year term as Commissioner to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC).
Chairperson Valcq was first appointed as a Commissioner to the PSC in January 2019 and was appointed as Chairperson for a two-year term starting in March of 2019. Her Commissioner appointment was unanimously confirmed by the State Senate in November 2019. Chairperson Valcq’s appointment as Chairperson now expires in March 2023, and her six-year term as a Commissioner expires in 2025
“Becky’s leadership at the PSC has been a critical force for furthering the expansion of broadband in Wisconsin and ensuring the financial health of our state’s utilities during the pandemic, while simultaneously protecting the public through the continuation of essential utility services. Her continued leadership will be vital as our state bounces back and better from the ongoing pandemic,” said Gov. Evers.
“I want to thank Governor Evers for his continued confidence in my leadership. I am excited to continue our work to expand broadband in Wisconsin and diminish the digital divide and to carry out our responsibility to ensure the delivery of essential utility services,” said Chairperson Valcq.
Commissioner Huebner was appointed by Gov. Evers in March 2020 to serve the remaining term of former Commissioner Michael Huebsch, who retired from the PSC in February 2020.
“Tyler has brought his passion and his experience to the PSC, and our state is better for it. He will be a valuable contributor to our state’s continued transition towards carbon-free electricity by 2050, while preserving the PSC’s mission of providing safe, reliable, and affordable utility services,” said Gov. Evers.
“I thank Governor Evers for the opportunity to continue serving Wisconsin as a Public Service Commissioner. I look forward to addressing the opportunities and challenges facing public utilities and the residents of Wisconsin such as the effects of the pandemic, cost-effectively integrating clean energy resources, supporting the state’s efforts to remove lead from water service lines, and expanding broadband across the State,” said Commissioner Huebner.
The PSC is an independent regulatory agency dedicated to serving the public interest. The agency is responsible for regulating Wisconsin public utilities, including those that are municipally owned, since 1907. The PSC ensure safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible utility services and equitable access to telecommunications and broadband services.