Meet the Commissioners

The Philadelphia Gas Commission is a departmental commission of the City of Philadelphia under the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter. There are five Commissioners:

  • two appointees of the Mayor;
  • two appointees of the City Council; and
  • the City Controller.

Commissioners appointed by the Mayor and City Council serve for four years or until their successor is appointed and qualified. The City Controller serves for his/her elected term in office.

Currently, the Gas Commissioners are:

    Derek S. Green (Chair) – Councilman At-Large; appointed by City Council in April 2016.

    Royal E. Brown (Vice Chair) – Retired (formerly, Vice President, Treasury Services at Independence Blue Cross); reappointed by Mayor Kenney in March 2016.

    Alan L. Butkovitz – City Controller; took office in January 2006, second term began in January 2010, third term began in January 2014. (The City Controller’s designated Alternate Commissioners are John H. Thomas, Deputy City Controller and Jeffrey M. Hornstein, Director of Financial Policy & Analysis.)

    Jocelyn G. Hill – Director of Public Affairs & Assistant General Counsel, Consolidated Rail Corporation; appointed by Mayor Kenney in March 2016.

    Curtis Jones, Jr. – Councilman, 4th Councilmanic District; Majority Leader, City Council; reappointed by City Council in February 2012.

The Gas Commission’s business office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays). Our office address and contact information are:

    One Parkway Building
    1515 Arch Street, 9th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    215-683-0900 (phone)
    215-683-0911 (facs)

Please click here for a directory of Gas Commission staff.