Open and Accountable

A municipal utility like South Hadley Electric Light Department responds directly to the needs and input of local residents, not of anonymous shareholders. The Light Board sets utility policy, and oversees SHELD’s operations through the Department General Manager. As local elected officials, the Light Board is open to the input of South Hadley’s residents and business owners.

Light Board meetings are open to the public – your involvement is welcomed! Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month virtually through Zoom and begin promptly at 6:00 PM. The monthly link to the zoom meeting can be found on that month’s agenda. Agendas are posted to the Town’s website at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Effective July 27, 2023, the South Hadley Electric Light Department Board of Commissioners drafter the attached Public Comment Policy for ratepayers who wish to address the Board during monthly meetings.
SHELD Public Comment Policy

Ron Coutu

Kurt Schenker

Paul Dobosh

John Hine, Chair

Tom Terry 

Email the Light Board as a whole

Videos of Past Meetings

Thanks to South Hadley Community TV, you can view videos of past Light Board meetings.

The “Agendas” are developed in advance of Light Board meetings; some contain exhibits as well. The “Minutes” are published after the meetings have occurred to describe what transpired.

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