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A commissioner of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is planning to retire in January. Larry Landis has served the agency for more than a decade and says he gave the advance notice to help with the transition. September 23, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission today announced that Commissioner Larry S. Landis has decided to retire in January 2014 after nearly 11 years of dedicated service to the agency. Advance notice was given to help facilitate the transition.
"I am grateful to Governors O'Bannon, Kernan, Daniels, and Pence for the high privilege and honor of serving the people of Indiana. Some of the most vivid memories I will take with me are of Hoosiers who attended the field hearings we held, often sharing their lives and challenges with us in compelling ways," said Commissioner Landis. "Virtually all of the stakeholders in the Commission's ecosystem are still committed to collegiality, civility and integrity, even when the stakes are enormously high, and in an age where far too much public discourse is characterized by personal attacks and polarization."
During his time at the IURC, Commissioner Landis presided over hundreds of cases, and while those spanned across all industries, he was most well-known for his work in the communications sector. This wealth of knowledge and expertise eventually spilled over from state affairs to national, where he was appointed to serve on numerous committees and boards. From a policy standpoint, he advocated for a light regulatory touch, even-handed regulation, technological neutrality, and for pro-competitive policies in communications.
He served two, three-year terms on the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service and has also served on the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Telecommunications Services since 2005, of which he is currently state chair. Landis is also a member of the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations and is serving a second term as an at-large member of the NARUC Board of Directors. He is also co-chair of the Washington Action Committee.
"Commissioner Landis has served the people of Indiana honorably and has been a steward of sound public policy at both the state and national level," said IURC Chairman Jim Atterholt.
"As a regulator, he has always been kind and thoughtful and will be sorely missed by his colleagues.
The Commission is a fact-finding body that hears evidence in cases filed before it and makes decisions based on the evidence presented in those cases. An advocate of neither the public nor the utilities, the IURC is required by state statute to make decisions that balance the interests of all parties to ensure the utilities provide adequate and reliable service at reasonable prices.
For more information, please visit: www.in.gov/iurc.
Source: Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission