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Utility Advisory Board

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Utility Advisory Board

The city’s Utility Advisory Board serves as an advisor to the Gainesville City Commission on policy and governance decisions regarding utility services. Formed in 2016, the seven-member board meets at least once a month.  

UAB Contacts 
Phone: 352-393-1011
Fax: 352-334-2277
Mail: P.O. Box 147117, Station A140, Gainesville, Fl. 32614

Mary Alford (chair)
Term: Four years
Background: Alford, a Gainesville native, began her professional engineering career as an intern in GRU's Water/Wastewater Department, and then later worked for Progress Energy in the areas of environmental compliance, safety, power plant operations and management, power plant construction and project and outage management.  For the past eight years, Alford has been a principal in The Sustainable Design Group, a Gainesville architecture and engineering firm. 
Email:  AlfordM1@gru.com

Michael Selvester (vice-chair)
Term: Four years 
Background: A UF law school graduate, Selvester is corporate counsel for Infinite Energy since 2015 and worked as a GRU legal services intern in 2014. 
Email: SelvesterM1@gru.com

Dave Denslow
Term: Four years
Background: Denslow, professor emeritus in economics at UF, was vice-chair of the Chamber Energy Study Group and member of the Site-Selection Committee for a Tampa Electric power plant in the '90s. Denslow has also provided economic guidance to three Florida governors. 
Email: DenslowDA@gru.com

Wes Wheeler
Term: Four years
Background: A Juris Doctorate degree from FSU, Wheeler has extensive experience and knowledge on land use and environmental law. Currently running a successful law practice focused on Florida Wills, Trusts and Estates and Real Estate transactions, he is also involved with a number of community and professional leadership organizations. 
Email: wheeleriw@gru.com

Wendell Porter (Information to be added soon)
Term: Four years
Background: With three engineering degrees, a Bachelors and Masters in mechanical engineering and PhD in agricultural and biological engineering, Porter now lectures at UF on the course he produced on Global Sustainable Energy.  He also is actively engaged in the community, spending years developing training materials and performing energy audits for the CWC. 
Email: porterwa@gru.com

Barry Jacobson 
Term: Four years
Background: Jacobson received his PhD is Biological and Agricultural Engineering from North Carolina State University and is the President and Senior Project Engineer for Solar Impact, Inc. A impressive history in agricultural engineering, he has also been awarded the National Professional Engineer of the Year for American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 
Email: jacobsonbm@gru.com