Pasco Tax Collector Mike Fasano announces that Assistant Tax Collector Greg Giordano has been appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council for a four-year term expiring in 2022. Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Richard Corcoran made the appointment to fill a spot that opened up upon the expiration of a previous member’s seat.
“It is my pleasure to appoint you to serve as a member of the Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council,” wrote Speaker Corcoran in his letter of appointment. “Your appointment is effective immediately.”
“I believe that Greg is an excellent choice for this important role,” states Pasco Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “During our 19 years working together in Tallahassee, much of his time was spent on utility-related issues. Greg demonstrated an understanding of the process, the needs of utility consumers, and the importance of Public Service Commissioners who can approach a utility case with fairness and lack of bias, a trait often missing in some appointees over the years. Combined with our nearly five additional years working in the Pasco Tax Collector’s Office, putting the needs of the customer first has always been his top priority.”
The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council’s responsibility is to review all applicants for openings on the Florida Public Service Commission and determine at least three who meet the qualifications to serve on that body. The Council then forwards the names to the governor who will make the final selection. Whomever the governor appoints must also be confirmed by the Florida Senate.
“I am excited about the opportunity Speaker Corcoran has given me,” comments Greg Giordano, Assistant Tax Collector for Pasco County. “Utility-issues were one of my main areas of responsibility during my years working in the Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives. I have seen first-hand the importance of having qualified individuals making decisions on rate cases, quality of service and other issues that pertain to utilities. The need to have consumer-oriented commissioners on the panel is important now more than ever. Those who have a clear understanding of this side of the utility market are vital to the success of not only the Commission, but most importantly the people of Florida.”
The Public Service Commission Nominating Council will have its next meeting later this month as the current vacancy on the five member Public Service Commission must be filled as soon as possible.