John W. "Jack" Betkoski III is Vice Chairman of Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. As vice chairman, he specializes in water utility issues and focuses on the state's annual Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund programs. Vice Chairman Betkoski is Chairman of the Connecticut Water Planning Council. He was a member of the EPA National Drinking Water Advisory Council having served on its Water Security Working Group, and was formerly a member of the AWWA Research Foundation's Public Council on Drinking Water Research. He is on the National Association Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Board of Directors, formerly serving as Chairman of the Committee on Water and presently serving as Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Education and Research.
Vice Chairman Betkoski is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Griffin Hospital in Derby, and serves on the Boards of Directors for: the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter; Waterbury Youth Services; and the Valley Association of Retarded Citizens. He also is a member of the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army of Waterbury. He served in the Connecticut legislature as State Representative for the 105th District (Ansonia, Beacon Falls, and Seymour) from 1987-1997, and was Chairman of the House Commerce Committee (from 1993 to 1997). His experience in the legislature and in working with issues affecting the underprivileged, through various human service agencies, gives him a unique perspective on the needs of all segments of Connecticut's population.
Vice Chairman Betkoski was the Waterbury Salvation Army's Director of Human Services from 1989-1997, and held various administrative positions in human services agencies from 1974-1989. He served on Beacon Falls' Board of Selectmen from 1981-1987 and Board of Finance from 1979-1981.
Vice Chairman Betkoski was born in Waterbury and currently resides in Beacon Falls, Connecticut. He received his B.A. from Sacred Heart University, and his M.S. and Sixth Year Diploma in Advanced Studies in Administration and Supervision from Southern Connecticut State University.