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Mary-Anna Holden

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Ms. Holden was confirmed as a member of the Board of Public Utilities in 2012. Prior to her nomination, Ms. Holden served as Mayor of the Borough of Madison, NJ for four years and Councilwoman for ten years. Ms. Holden is Chair of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC) Water Committee, a member of the NARUC Critical Infrastructure Committee and member of the NARUC Sub-committee on Nuclear Issues – Waste Disposal. Ms. Holden is also President of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (MACRUC). Ms. Holden is also an Advisory Board Member of the University of Missouri’s Financial Research Institute (FRI) and a member of the NJ Clean Water Council.

As Mayor and Councilwoman of Madison, Ms. Holden chaired and co-chaired every committee and department in the Borough, including electric and water utilities, public works, engineering, transportation and public safety. Ms. Holden was also chair of the Madison-Chatham Joint Meeting wastewater facility, and served for 11 years as a trustee of the New Jersey Historic Trust and serves as an advisor to the Morris County (NJ) Preservation Trust Fund.

Born in Tarrytown, NY, Ms. Holden received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of New Rochelle and her Masters in Humanities-American Art and Architecture from Manhattanville College. She is a researcher, writer and lecturer on historic preservation and downtown revitalization. She and her husband Richard have resided in Madison, NJ for the past 28 years.

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