Richelle Orlando, Legislative Analyst, Governmental Affairs began working with CCTA in June of 2000. As the Legislative Analyst it is Richelle’s job to identify, analyze, monitor, and track all State Legislation which has the potential to impact our member companies. She also participates on behalf of the Association in Legislative hearings as well as coalition and group efforts in support or opposition to such legislative proposals. Additionally, she facilitates all regulatory filings at the California Public Utilities Commission as well as the California Energy Commission. Prior to working for CCTA Richelle worked for the Public Health Institute under federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant for the North American Association for Cancer Registries (NAACR.) She was born and raised in Sacramento County, originally from the small town of Courtland on the Sacramento River. Richelle graduated from Elk Grove High School and attended Consumes River College and Sacramento City College. Richelle loves spending time with her husband Paul, who is a Junior High School Principal. They have three daughters, M’leesa, Alyssa and Natalie. Richelle enjoys being a part of her daughter’s various activities including Karate, Gymnastics and Softball. She also enjoys travel, camping, and social networking!