Commissioner Frances A. Koncilja

Commissioner Frances A. Koncilja

Commissioner Frances A. Koncilja
Frances A. Koncilja was appointed to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission by Governor John Hickenlooper in January of 2016 and confirmed by the Colorado Senate in February with almost unanimous bipartisan approval. Her four-year term expires in January of 2020. 
 
Frances, originally from Pueblo, has practiced law in the Denver area since 1972. She began her career with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, and later worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She entered private practice in 1978 and in 1993 founded the law firm Koncilja & Associates, which Frances closed as the result of her appointment to the PUC. For 23 years, the firm handled a broad range of commercial, civil and bankruptcy disputes in state and federal courts. 
 
Throughout her career, Frances has dedicated herself to public service and the people of Colorado. Some of her notable appointments and affiliations have included: 
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Founding Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, President
  • Colorado Lottery Commission, Chair and Board Member
  • Colorado Economic Development Commission, Board Member
  • Colorado Supreme Court & Court of Appeals Nominating Commission
  • Colorado Supreme Court Grievance Committee
  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on the Judiciary
  • Justice Center Task Force and Citizens for Safe Denver, Co-Chair
  • Better Denver, Co-Chair
  • Denver’s Infrastructure priorities Task Force, Member
  • Denver Rustlers, Member and Lead Organizer
  • State Fair Authority Board of Commissioners, Member 

Frances earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo and received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado law school.  Frances credits any of her successes to her Italian and Slavic blue-collar working class background and the work ethic she learned from her parents, grandparents, friends and family in Pueblo.


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