The Columbia city council chose Philip Fracica for an open position on its Water and Light Advisory Board during its regular meeting this week.
Fracica was one of seven candidates who applied for the volunteer position on the board, which advises the city council on matters related to its water and electric utilities. Fracica was a member of an 11-member task force that spent the last three years updating the electric utility’s Integrated Electric Resource and Master Plan. Those 11 members included the five members of the water and light advisory board.
Fracica replaces Robin Wenneker, who left the board after one, four-year term.
Fracica is a policy organizer and director of programs for Renew Missouri, a firm that lobbies to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency in Missouri. His work has focused on advocacy for low-income multifamily energy matters. In addition to working with municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives, he has also served as an expert witness on low-income energy policy before the Missouri Public Service Commission. He grew up in St. Joseph and has a degree in finance from MU. He lives in Columbia’s sixth ward.