Last month, the Western Interstate Energy Board elected David Bobzien, director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy, as chair of the WEIB Board of Directors. “Nevada is at the geographical center of the West, which makes us a keystone piece in the future of the western electrical grid,” Bobzien said in a statement. “I am honored to serve as the incoming chair of the Western Interstate Energy Board, and I look forward to continued collaboration with my colleagues throughout the West.”
Prior to his appointment to lead the Office of Energy in 2019 by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, Bobzien was appointed to the At-Large Council Member position in 2014 by the Reno City Council, to serve the remainder of Mayor Hillary Schieve’s vacated term. He was elected to a four-year term in 2016. Previously, Bobzien served four terms as an Assemblyman representing District 24 in the Nevada Legislature. Bobzien, who lives in Reno, holds a B.A. in Government and Politics from George Mason University, and a Master of Public Administration, with an emphasis in natural resources and public lands policy, from Boise State University. WEIB consists of 11 western states and two western Canadian provinces and provides the framework for cooperative state efforts to improve the economy and quality of live in the West by promoting energy policy developed cooperatively among members states and provinces and with the federal government.