Is there a group that oversees the Reading Municipal Light Department?

Although the General Manager and the management team oversee the day-to-day operations, the Board of Commissioners oversees the overall operation of the RMLD. Voters in the Town of Reading elect the members of this five-member board for a three-year term. The Board’s purpose is to represent the ratepayers, who are its owners. The Board sets policies, reviews and approves all budgets.

A five-member Citizens’ Advisory Board (CAB) acts in an advisory capacity. The CAB is comprised of one representative from Reading, Lynnfield, and North Reading and two representatives from the Town of Wilmington, which represents more than 60% of RMLD’s electricity demand due to its large industrial base. The CAB does not have a direct vote in policy decisions.

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