Watch Rate Advisory Committee Meeting Livestreams
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 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.
|Rate Advisory Committee Members|
|Chair – Justin Meadows||Vice Chair – Kate Gideon|
|Dr. Les Shephard||Mark Hampton|
|Dr. Michael Patrick Harrington||Bobby Avary|
|Stuart Hansmann||Stuart Blythin|
|David Glazener||Darren Hill|
|Alice Jewell||Alan Luke|
|Chip Mills||Jonathan Packer|
|Ian Perez||Jimmy Rabon|
|Dr. Cade Smith||Chris Snider|
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.