State Commission Chairs
Dallas Winslow is the chairman of the Delaware Public Service Commission.
PUF's Liz Stipnieks: What is it like to be Chairman of the Commission, and what is your typical day like?
Chairman Winslow: The Delaware Public Service Commission is one of, I believe, only two Commissions in the U.S. that has part-time Commissioners, although sometimes it does seem like I am full-time.
It's a great job, primarily because I've got collegial peer Commissioners and an outstanding Staff with excellent leadership. Our Commission meets twice a month to decide on cases. Otherwise, I am in daily contact with the executive director and senior managers regarding issues that crop up regularly. I'm also available for legislative issues and questions from the Executive branch.
Our current setup is that all draft bills are considered as emanating from the Governor. Our role as technical experts in the regulatory field is to give input to that legislation so that there are no technical mistakes in the legislation.
On a typical day, I come to work in the morning, and I've got a whole packet of documents that I review for the Commission hearing. Then we have a Staff meeting in preparation for the public meeting.