John A. Heaton, Vice Chairman

John Heaton is the volunteer energy coordinator for the City of Carlsbad where he serves as the Chair of the Mayor’s Nuclear Task Force. He is also an appointed member of the board of the Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance and Chairs the Board of CEHMM and the NM Mining Commission. Prior to these appointments, he was elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives where he served on the interim Radioactive and Hazardous Waste and Pension & Investment Oversight Committees. At the national level, he was chairman of the NCSL Energy committee, where he chaired the Environmental Management oversight sub-committee and the High Level Waste Working Group. He is married to Julia and has two adult children.