Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed the vice chairwoman of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee to the Vermont Public Service Board.
Representative Margaret Cheney, a Norwich Democrat, will resign from the Legislature and replace David Coen on the three-member utility regulation panel. Coen is retiring after serving 18 years on the board.
Cheney will join Chairman Jim Volz and John Burke on the panel that oversees electric utilities, telecommunications, cable television, gas and water service in Vermont.
She begins a six-year term Oct. 1. The job pays $86,000 a year.
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