Lisa Polak Edgar was appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) by
Governor Jeb Bush for a four-year term beginning January 2005. Governor Charlie
Crist reappointed Commissioner Edgar to a second four-year term in 2008, and Governor
Rick Scott reappointed her to a third four-year term in 2012. From January 2006
to January 2008, she served as Chairman and participated as a member of the Florida
Energy Commission and the Governor's Action Team on Energy and Climate Change.
Commissioner Edgar is a member and Second Vice President of the National Association
of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). She serves on NARUC’s Executive Committee,
Board of Directors, the Committees on Electricity and Consumer Affairs, and the
Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation. From 2005 through 2009, she
served on the Federal Communications Commission Universal Service Joint Board working
for efficient, accountable and fiscally responsible use of universal service funds.
Commissioner Edgar has worked to develop policies to strengthen the state’s electric
infrastructure to better prepare for, and withstand, storm events; to establish
net metering and interconnection rules that encourage customer participation and
renewable energy development; to further the diversification of Florida’s fuel supply;
to effectively reform the collection and distribution of universal service funds;
and to improve customer satisfaction and broaden stakeholder participation.
Prior to joining the PSC, Commissioner Edgar served as Deputy Secretary for the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Her responsibilities at DEP
included executive management oversight of the agency's $2.1 billion budget, fiscal
and strategic planning, accountability measures, information technology, administrative
services, Florida Geological Survey, and coordination between the state and federal
government on environmental issues, including proposed and existing oil and gas
drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf. Commissioner Edgar represented the State
of Florida on the Minerals Management Service Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Policy
Committee from 1993-2004, and on the Subcommittees on Environmental Studies in OCS
Areas under Moratoria and OCS Hard Minerals.
Commissioner Edgar received her Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees
from Florida State University and is a member of the Florida Bar. She is a member
of Leadership Florida and the Capital Tiger Bay Club, and serves on the Board of
Directors of Sustainable Florida.
Commissioner Edgar and her husband are members of Killearn United Methodist Church
and are raising their two active children in Tallahassee.