Public Utilities Commission chair resigns

Nevada News

Ann Wilkinson has resigned from her post as chair of the Public Utilities Commission, effective March 22, the governor’s office announced Thursday.

The brief announcement noted that Wilkinson, who has been chair of the regulatory body since September 2018, is leaving to explore other opportunities. Former Gov. Brian Sandoval appointed her as chair. She previously served as chair of the Nevada Transportation Authority.

“As I leave to pursue new opportunities, I leave honored to have chaired Nevada’s first all-female Public Utilities Commission,” Wilkinson said in the news release. “It has been a privilege to transition the Commission during such a dynamic time, and I am grateful to Governor Sisolak for his support during these initial months of his administration.”

Wilkinson could not immediately be reached for further comment.

Sisolak will appoint a replacement in the coming weeks.

“I appreciate all that Ann has done for the Public Utilities Commission and for the State of Nevada,” Sisolak said in a statement.“I commend her for her service to the people of this state, and I wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

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