Applicants Sought for the Board of Public Utilities' Ethics Commission
The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is seeking letters of interest and resumes from persons interested in filling two vacancies on the BPU Ethics Commission. The purpose of the Ethics Commission is to ensure proper implementation of BPU’s code of ethics and to review and report on all violations of the ethics policy. The commission meets to deliberate ethical issues and renders advisory opinions concerning questions of ethics, conflicts of interest, and the applicability of BPU’s Ethics Policy.
The commission is comprised of five members. The BPU Board of Directors desires that the Ethics Commission represent the diverse population of the community. The commission must fill two vacancies. Applicants must live in Wyandotte County. They must be of good moral standing and cannot have been convicted of a felony or serious crimes. All commission members must comply with BPU Ethics Policy. The deadline for submitting letters of interest and resumes is November 30, 2017. A search committee will review the applications; the full BPU Board will make the appointment. Interested persons should send a letter of interest and a resume to: Ethics Commission Application C/o Chief Communications Officer Board of Public Utilities 540 Minnesota Avenue Kansas City, KS 66101
BPU’s water department was originally created in 1909, and its electric utility was operational in 1912. The purpose of the utility, then and to this day, is to provide the highest quality electric and water services at the lowest possible cost. Today the publicly owned utility serves approximately 63,000 electric and 50,000 water customers, primarily in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The mission of the utility and its employees is “to focus on the needs of our customers, to improve the quality of life in our community while promoting safe, reliable and sustainable utilities.” BPU’s Web site is www.bpu.com.