Pam Daskalakis Candidate for Light Board

The following article has been submitted by a candidate for the April 5, 2022, Reading Election

My name is Pam Daskalakis, and I’m asking for your vote on April 5th for Reading Municipal Light Department Board of Commissioners.

Change is coming to the RMLD, and to all municipal light plants in Massachusetts. Due to new state clean energy mandates, RMLD’s energy sources must transition to 50% non-carbon sources by 2030, which may impact rates. My professional experience in supply chain management and finance, including consulting for large public utilities and local energy management companies, will help RMLD comply with this important new law as cost-effectively as possible.

Over my 20-plus year career, I have directly negotiated multi-million dollar supply agreements and implemented programs to reduce business operating costs, saving companies hundreds of millions of dollars. Applying my experience in procurement and operations to RMLD’s need to negotiate new clean energy power supply agreements in the coming years could help keep our electric bills as low as possible. I will apply this experience while supporting RMLD in maintaining the reliable service for which it is known.

My reputation as a collaborative and thoughtful leader extends to my commitment to Reading, where my husband and I are raising our two children. I have volunteered my time locally – including as a member of the Wood End PTO, Town Meeting, and the Women’s League of Reading – to positively impact our community. In both professional and personal endeavors, I build strong relationships with people who may not always share my point of view and find common ground to get the tough jobs done.

This combination of cost management expertise, leadership, and collaboration skills will allow me to add an effective and fresh voice to the RMLD board. I humbly ask for your vote on April 5th.

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