Hassan Makes Nominations To Public Utilities Commission, Site Evaluation Committee

Nov 12, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan is making nominations to the Public Utilities Commission and to a committee that would allow permitting for energy projects like the Northern Pass. 

She's nominating Martin Honigberg of Concord to serve as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission at Wednesday's Executive Council meeting. She's also nominating Patricia Weathersby of Rye and Roger Hawk of Concord to the Site Evaluation Committee. 

The council must confirm the nominations. 

Honigberg was appointed last year to serve on the PUC. He would succeed Amy Ignatius, who was sworn in as a superior court judge. 

The nominations of Weathersby and Hawk would replace earlier nominations of Bob Odell and Amanda Merrill, which were withdrawn after receiving some criticism. Weathersby runs a law firm and Hawk owns a planning company.