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NARUC Recognizes 2019 MLK Holiday as a National Day of Utility Service

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For Immediate Release: January 18, 2019

Contact: Scott Bolden, 202-898-8083,

NARUC Recognizes 2019 MLK Holiday as a National Day of Utility Service

WASHINGTON—The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and utility commissions across the United States will observe the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 21, 2019.  In recognition of this date as a national day of service, the NARUC Board of Directors passed a resolution in 2008 designating the holiday as a Day of Utility Service.

To further recognize this day, NARUC issues the following statement:

“In answering the call as public servants and to honor Dr. King’s legacy of public service, we encourage every American to engage in acts of utility service.  NARUC’s ‘Anybody Can Serve, So Let’s Conserve’ campaign provides several examples of simple lifestyle changes that can go a long way in reshaping our future. Utility customers can do this by adjusting thermostats, weatherizing homes, installing energy efficient lightbulbs and generally taking steps to conserve. We encourage Americans to engage in these actions throughout their communities as well as in their own homes.” 

—NARUC President Nick Wagner of Iowa

NARUC adopted the resolution designating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a Utility Day of Service at the Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C., on February 20, 2008. The resolution can be viewed on NARUC's website by clicking here.



NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.