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Mary-Anna Holden was appointed by Governor Christie and confirmed as a member of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in January 2012.  She was reappointed by Governor Murphy in April 2018.


Prior to her nomination, she served as Mayor of the Borough of Madison for four years and a Councilwoman for ten years.  During her service in Madison, she chaired or co-chaired every committee and department in the borough, including electric and water utilities, public works, engineering, transportation and public safety.  She also was chair of the Madison-Chatham Joint Meeting wastewater facility, and served for 11 years as a trustee of the N.J. Historic Trust.


She is an at-large board member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility  Commissioners (NARUC) and immediate past chair of its Committee on Water. Ms. Holden also serves on its subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal, Critical Infrastructure Committee, Military Workforce Development Task Force and the DOE-NARUC Nuclear Energy Partnership.  She was responsible for redesigning and running NARUC’s Utility Rate Training Schools and wrote NARUC’s handbook for board members.


Ms. Holden is a member of Jersey Water Works’ Green Infrastructure Committee, the N.J. Clean Water Council and the National Council on Electricity Policy.  She is a board member and immediate past chair of the University of Missouri’s Financial Research Institute, a board member of the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University and is past president of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (MACRUC).  Ms. Holden is also a member of the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) Advisory Board for the Regulatory Training Initiative.


Born in Tarrytown, N.Y., Ms. Holden received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the College of New Rochelle and a Master of Arts in Humanities in American art and architecture from Manhattanville College.