City of New Westminster appoints new Electric Utility Commissioner
The City of New Westminster is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Fong Kwok to the role of Electric Utility Commissioner. Ms. Kwok’s three-year term begins March 1, 2014. Ms. Kwok succeeds Terry Parsons, whose term came to an end in December 2013.
“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Kwok to the Board of Commissioners,” said Mayor Wayne Wright. “We have lots of work ahead and Ms. Kwok’s qualifications will be a welcome addition to our board.”
Ms. Kwok brings with her over 20 years of regulatory experience and a comprehensive knowledge of the utility industry in British Columbia. She has held the role of Regulatory Specialist with the BC Utilities Commission, and has served 10 years with BC Hydro in varying capacities including Business Systems Consultant, Financial Services Accountant and Project Accountant. A Certified General Accountant, she has consulted with some of BC’s major utilities, such as BC Hydro and BC Transmission Corp, and her wide-ranging expertise includes financial management and the development of regulatory strategies.
“I am honoured by this appointment and look forward to working with my fellow members in serving the New Westminster community,” said Ms. Kwok.
The Electric Utility Commission is governed by a board of industry professionals committed to providing oversight and direction to the City’s Electrical Department. The Department maintains the electrical systems at a majority of City-owned facilities including City Hall, maintains the City’s streetlights and traffic signals, as well as oversees the distribution of electricity to the City’s residential and commercial customers.