Lansing Community College

This week's employer spotlight is with the Lansing Board of Water and Light

We asked Terri Romankewiz, Talent Acquisition & Recruitment Administrator, some questions about working for the Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL).

A white box with a blue border and the Lansing Board of Water and Light logo at the center.


What makes your company a great place to work?

The BWL values Integrity, Initiative, Innovation, and Inclusion. The vision of the BWL is a commitment to being the “Utility of the Future” while supporting community growth. The BWL will provide carbon neutral utility products, services and programs with exceptional customer service that are financially accessible to all customers. This will be accomplished by utilizing evolving, cutting-edge technology, as well as partnering with the Greater Lansing region and a highly skilled, diverse workforce.

Describe the culture of your company.

The BWL staff and leadership, our governing Board of Commissioners, and the BWL Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee are committed to ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals experience a sense of belonging, respect and are empowered to be their authentic selves. We are committed to equitable treatment, and elimination of discrimination in all forms. We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all people, including our customers and those with whom we do business, and pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects unique attributes, backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints.

What majors do you hire?

Most majors fit into our job requirements.

What skills and/or experiences do you look for in candidates?

Innovative, Collaborative/Team Player, willingness to pursue job related training and/or professional designations.

Do you offer internship programs?

We have 25 paid Internships open right now for Summer of 2024. Students are encouraged to apply asap. We start interviews in November. Check out our student section on our careers page at: Careers |

Do you have any open positions you would like to highlight?

Journey Lineworker 

What is one piece of career advice you would give lcc students?

Find a mentor and get to know as many people as possible in the organization you start with.

How can students connect with you?

BWL LinkedIn Page: (27) Lansing Board of Water & Light: Overview | LinkedIn

Terri Romankewiz LinkedIn

Careers page for current openings: Current Openings |

Is there anything else you would like to share?

The Board of Water & Light is a municipally owned public utility, not a private, investor-owned utility. Our roots go back to 1885, when Lansing citizens approved a $100,000 bond issue to build a water system to provide for drinking water and fire protection. Electricity was added to our list of utility services in 1892, and steam heat in 1919. We sell no stock, pay no dividends and make no profit.

Lansing Board of Water & Light will be at LCC’s Downtown Campus, Career Center – Gannon Building Room 2219, Wednesday, November 8 from 11am – 1pm.

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