Lighting Commission

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Our Board and Its Elected Members

At the top of the organization are the ratepayers of Peabody, who elect the Peabody Municipal Lighting Commission (PMLC), a five member policy-making board.

Commissioners serve six year terms, and hold public meetings at 6:30 PM on the fourth Thursday of each month during the school year, with the exception of November and December, when meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. PMLC meetings are held in PMLP’s McCarthy Auditorium.

Meet PMLP's Commissioners here.

Thomas M. D'Amato photo

COMMISSIONER (2002-present)

Lighting Commissioner Thomas M. D'Amato has been an elected member of your light plant's Commission for well over a decade.

He was Chairman of the PMLC in 2004, 2009, 2013, and 2017, and served as Vice-Chairman in 2008, 2012 and 2016. He's a graduate of Bowdoin College.

His heart and life are deeply connected to the Peabody community. Tom is even a Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Hall of Famer! Go Tanners!

Address: 14 Samoset Rd, Peabody
Phone: (508) 878-2446
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Thomas J. Paras photo
THOMAS J. PARAS, Vice-Chairman

COMMISSIONER (2004-present)

Born and raised in Peabody, Mr. Paras is a United States Navy Veteran, and did 2 tours in Vietnam as a Seabee.

He followed his father, James "Tex" Paras, into the electrical field, and now as a PMLP Light Commissioner.

Commissioner Paras is the President of Paras Electric in Peabody.

In 2017, Commissioner Paras received the Harry Ankeles Community Service Award which recognizes a Peabody Chamber of Commerce member who exemplifies the spirit of selfless dedication and leadership to Peabody.

He greatly enjoys community involvement and belongs to many local clubs and service organizations in the local area. Giving back is a priority for Tom.

Address: 123 Winona St, Peabody
Phone: (978) 531-7673
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Charles W. Bonfanti photo

COMMISSIONER  (2010-present)

Commissioner Charles W. Bonfanti is a former employee of PMLP. He retired in 1999.

He's now an active member of the PMLC with very valuable perspectives and keen insights, since he was a member of our team and experienced the inner workings of our utility first-hand.

As well as being a Commission member, Mr. Bonfanti has served as Lighting Commission Secretary in 2012 and Vice-Chairman in 2013.

Address: 15 Longstreet Rd, Peabody
Phone: (978) 977-0288
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William C. Aylward photo

COMMISSIONER  (2012-present)

Being a PMLP Lighting Commissioner, and in a position to serve his community and hometown is the fulfillment of a dream for William Aylward.

Bill's been on the Commission since 2012. He currently serves as Chairman of the PMLC as well as serving in 2014. He served as Vice-Chairman in 2017.

When Bill is not performing his Lighting Commission duties, he is the head chef at Burton's Grill in Peabody.

Address: 7 Violet Rd, Peabody
Phone: (617) 957-7325
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