The Honorable Sarah Hofmann

Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition

Board Member
Vermont Public Service Board

Sarah Hofmann was appointed to the Public Service Board by Governor Peter Shumlin in 2015.  She serves on the Telecommunications Committee and the Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues – Waste Disposal of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.  In August 2015, she was elected Chair of the Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition.  She also is a member of the Executive Committee of the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (“EISPC”) and serves on the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations in Telecommunications.

Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Hofmann was the Executive Director of the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners, Inc. (“NECPUC”).  NECPUC provides regional regulatory assistance on matters of common concern to the six New England states.  Before being Executive Director of NECPUC, Ms. Hofmann was the Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service (“Department”).  She also has served as the Director for the Public Advocacy and Consumer Affairs and Public Information for the Department and prior to that, Special Counsel.  In her roles at the Department, she often directed the Department’s litigation, including matters before the Public Service Board, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the state and federal courts.  She also was active in legislative activity such as providing testimony in committees and drafting legislation.  She also advised the Governor and Commissioner while at the Department.

Ms. Hofmann is a graduate of Rollins College and University of New Hampshire School of Law.  She resides in Montpelier, Vermont.