KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 16, 2012 – By unanimous vote, the Kissimmee City Commission on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Reginald Hardee to a second five-year term on the Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors, effective October 1.
Hardee will be sworn in at the board’s October meeting and serve until September 30, 2017.
The utility’s five-member board of directors sets policy direction for the utility. Specifically, the board approves annual budgets, sets rates and approves major purchases. The board also directs a general manager who is responsible for day-to-day operations of the utility.
Hardee was the first African American to join the board in 2007. He has served as director, assistant secretary and secretary, and currently serves as vice chairman. Hardee is the district information system manager for Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and brings over 18 years of strategic planning and budgeting experience to the board position. In 2011, he was appointed by the American Public Power Association to a three-year term on its national Policy Makers Council.
Founded in 1901, KUA (http://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent