Public invited to PEAR External Advisory Group meeting

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Docket Numbers: A-220421 and A-230001

Public invited to PEAR External Advisory Group meeting 

The group helps advise UTC’s pro-equity anti-racism (PEAR) efforts 

LACEY, Wash. – The Utilities and Transportation Commission will host the first virtual PEAR (pro-equity anti-racism) External Advisory Group meeting on Feb. 15. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to review the agency’s PEAR plan, learn about agency PEAR metrics and participate in a discussion about group norms and roles.  

Interested persons can become a member of the advisory group by emailing 


Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission 


Virtual-only advisory group meeting 


1 - 2:30 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 15, 2023 

Attend online via Zoom (recommended), or by calling 253-215-8782 with Meeting ID: 898 8749 3003 and Pin: 074341. 

Translation services are available at no cost to you. If possible, please inform the commission at least one business day before the meeting by calling 360-664-1140, or by emailing  

If you need a reasonable accommodation to attend the meeting, please contact the UTC at least one business day before the meeting by calling 888-333-9882 or emailing


In March 2022, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Executive Order 22-04, requiring all Washington state agencies to implement a pro-equity anti-racism strategy called the PEAR Plan & Playbook under the guidance of the Office of Equity. In September, the UTC published its PEAR Agency Commitment and PEAR Strategic Action Plan.  

In November 2022, the UTC held a PEAR External Advisory Group informational meeting, inviting members of the public, external partners, and utilities to participate on the group. The workgroup’s purpose is to advise the UTC in decision-making as it implements its PEAR Strategic Action Plan. For more information, please visit or email

The UTC regulates the rates and services of investor-owned electric utilities, telecommunications, natural gas, and water companies, garbage-collection haulers, household-goods movers, charter-bus companies, commercial ferries, pipeline companies, and a low-level radioactive waste repository. The commission does not regulate broadband or internet services, including those provided by regulated telecommunications companies.