A Day at the Indiana URC
Sarah Freeman is a commissioner for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
It was May when the PUF team traveled to Indianapolis and received a warm welcome at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Commissioners and Staff educated us about Indy, also known as Circle City, as the statehouse was planned around Monument Circle. It's reminiscent of Washington, and not surprising as a surveyor for Pierre L'Enfant, who designed our nation's capital city, with its many traffic circles, helped design the Indy town plan.
PUF: How did you end up at the Commission?
Commissioner Freeman: For sixteen years I was a nonpartisan staff attorney for the Indiana Legislative Services Agency, which provides legal drafting and fiscal analysis services to the Indiana General Assembly. And for my entire sixteen years there, I staffed at least one of the utility committees. And for most of the sixteen years I staffed both the House and Senate utilities committees, although they've had different names over time.
Over the course of those years I got to know a lot of the players in the utility industry here in Indiana and developed a decent background in the law.