KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 20, 2011 – The Kissimmee City Commission on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of realtor Jeanne Van Meter to complete an unfinished term on the Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors left open by the resignation (and subsequent death) of vice chairman James R. “Jim” Kasper.
Van Meter will be sworn in at the board’s November 2 meeting and serve until Sept. 30, 2014.
Van Meter is a 38-year resident of Kissimmee and a former Kissimmee City Commissioner. She previously served on the boards of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Valencia College and the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she’s a former chair of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida and Help Now of Osceola.
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.
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