NAWC Announces New Scholarship Program To NARUC Rate School
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Sharon Gascon Scholarship to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Rate School.
Sharon, who retired at the end of 2012, has made considerable contributions to the private water industry. The scholarship was created to honor the education, professional outreach and camaraderie that have defined Sharon Gascon’s 26 years of service to the NAWC and the industry. NAWC announced the scholarship during a dinner to celebrate Sharon’s service which held on February 5 as part of a NARUC conference.
“Among the many accomplishments during her tenure with the NAWC, Sharon was responsible for creating the NAWC Water Policy Forum, which continues to provide an open environment for stakeholders in the industry to have candid conversations about how to best move water forward. Her accomplishments also include serving as a long-time faculty member of the NARUC Rate School, and acting as NAWC’s liaison to the NARUC Water Committee and Staff Subcommittee,” said Michael Deane, executive director, NAWC.
The scholarship will be awarded to a state commission staff member, nominated by a standing commissioner, to both the Eastern and Western Rate Schools each year on an ongoing basis. With faculty from state public utility commissions, utility companies, and the legal, consulting and academic communities, NARUC Rate School emphasizes the fundamentals of the utility rate setting process, including how to establish revenue requirements and the basic concepts of rate design.
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SOURCE: The National Association of Water Companies