Skip to main content

NOTICE: You have clicked on a link that leaves the New Braunfels Utilities website and you will be redirected to a third-party website. New Braunfels Utilities provides this link for your convenience for purely informational purposes and makes no representations nor has any supervision or control over the quality, content, reliability, or security of the third-party website. By clicking on this link, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for the third-party website.

Cancel Accept

Purpose

The Rate Advisory Committee (RAC) is a special purpose advisory group to the New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) Board of Trustees whose purpose is to use the 2022-2023 Cost of Service and Rate Design Study to learn and understand the utility business in order to provide valuable insight about rate structure and design to NBU Management and the Board of Trustees.

The purpose of the Rate Design Study and the Rate Advisory Committee is to allow transparency and ensure that rates are in line with the cost to provide service and that the rate structure reflects NBU and our community’s values and objectives.

Membership

Membership of the Rate Advisory Committee reflects a balanced representation of customers within NBU’s service territory. The 18-member committee is appointed by the NBU Board of Trustees, seven of which are nominated by each member of the New Braunfels City Council. Each Rate Advisory Committee member represents a constituency and shall facilitate the flow of ideas and concerns from the community to NBU Management and the Board of Trustees.

An image of the 2022 Rate Advisory Committee members.
Rate Advisory Committee Members
Chair – Dr. Les ShephardVice Chair – Justin Meadows
Stuart BlythinMark Hampton
Dr. Michael Patrick HarringtonBobby Avary
Stuart HansmannKate Gideon
David GlazenerDarren Hill
Alice JewellAlan Luke
Chip MillsJonathan Packer
Ian PerezJimmy Rabon
Dr. Cade SmithChris Snider

Timeline

The Rate Advisory Committee members will serve through March 2023. New Braunfels Utilities will present the new rate design structure for consideration to the NBU Board of Trustees in March 2023 followed by the New Braunfels City Council in April 2023.




Livestream – September 14, 2022 Meeting