Join and serve on the OTAP Advisory Committee


I'm reaching out in regards to a new advisory committee at the Public Utility Commission (PUC).  House Bill 3268 was enacted into law by the 2017 Oregon Legislature that established the Oregon Telephone Assistance Program (OTAP) advisory committee.  For more information on HB 3268, please visit If you're not already aware, the OTAP provides discounted or free phone service to qualifying low-income households.  A total of nine (9) members will advise the PUC on eligibility processes, marketing and outreach with the goal of increasing OTAP participation throughout Oregon.  There is one seat reserved for a person who represents individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing. 

The term of membership is four (4) years and although the committee can decide on the location, duration, and frequency of the meetings, we plan to initially host the meetings once a quarter, beginning in March 2018, at the PUC in Salem for up to three (3) hours.  This is a Governor-appointed position and any interested candidate must complete an interest form at  Although the form instructs the candidate to return it to the Governor's Office, we would like to collect the form from all nine (9) candidates before submitting it as one package to the Governor's Office. 

If you, or someone you know, may be interested, please contact me by Friday, December 15.  


Jon Cray | Residential Service Protection Fund Program Manager | 
Public Utility Commission of Oregon | 201 High Street SE | Salem, OR 97301
Tel: 503-373-1400 | Videophone: 503-567-7815 | Fax: 503-378-6047 |