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Watch Rate Advisory Committee Meeting Livestreams

December 14, 2022, Rate Advisory Forum

View the complete presentation given at the December 14, 2022, Rate Advisory Committee Forum.

The Rate Advisory Committee will present the preliminary rate structure to the NBU Board of Trustees in February 2023 and the final rate plan in March 2023. New Braunfels Utilities will go before City Council for approval of the rate plan in April 2023.

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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.

An image of the 2022 Rate Advisory Committee members.
Rate Advisory Committee Members
Chair – Justin MeadowsVice Chair – Kate Gideon
Dr. Les ShephardMark Hampton
Dr. Michael Patrick HarringtonBobby Avary
Stuart HansmannStuart Blythin
David GlazenerDarren Hill
Alice JewellAlan Luke
Chip MillsJonathan Packer
Ian PerezJimmy Rabon
Dr. Cade SmithChris 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.