On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, Governor Hickenlooper announced his appointment of Frances Koncilja to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC), effective January 12, 2016, and expiring in 2020. The PUC provides regulatory oversight of Colorado’s public utilities, including electricity, natural gas, heating utilities, drinking water, transportation, and telecommunications. The PUC consists of three commissioners who are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.
Ms. Koncilja is currently the principal of Koncilja Law Firm, P.C., where she represents both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation. She also represents parties in class action disputes. She began her career as a public defender in 1972 and later served as an Assistant United States Attorney. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Colorado and her law degree from the University of Colorado.
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