Lisa Polak Edgar was sworn in Tuesday to a four-year term on the Florida
Public Service Commission. The Commission regulates the state’s investor-owned
electric, gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications companies.
Edgar previously served as Deputy Secretary of Planning and Management for the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) from August 1999 through
January 2005. Prior to holding the Deputy Secretary position at DEP,
Commissioner Edgar served as chief analyst on environmental policy for the
Executive Office of the Governor.
am grateful for the opportunity to serve and look forward to the challenge,”
41, received a juris doctorate from the College of Law at Florida State University, where she also received a Bachelor’s degree in
her career in public service, Edgar has served as chief environmental policy
analyst in the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget, as a senior cabinet aide
in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and as staff counsel
and legislative analyst for the Florida Senate Committees on Reapportionment
and Regulated Industries. She has served as Florida’s representative on the
U.S. Department of the Interior Outer Continental Shelf Policy Committee since