Gemskie Named FMEA Member of the Year

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 30, 10:30 am – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) on Thursday presented its prestigious Member of the Year Award to Nancy Gemskie, vice chairman of Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA). Gemskie accepted her award during FMEA’s annual conference in Amelia Island, FL.

Each year, FMEA honors one member in Florida who through their actions and achievements presents themselves as a mentor and role model in their local community as well as in the statewide utility industry.

Gemskie joined the KUA board in October 2000 and has served as director, assistant secretary and vice chairman. A retired insurance executive, Gemskie is the first female to serve on the board in the utility’s 103-year history.

FMEA is the trade association for Florida’s family of 32 public power communities located across the state, from cities as varied as Jacksonville, Orlando, Lakeland, Tallahassee and Gainesville to smaller towns such as Havana, Clewiston and Bushnell. Together, these community-owned utilities serve 2.8 million Floridians. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.publicpower.com.

Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric, water, and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties. Visit www.kua.com for more information.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-7777 x 1116
cgent@kua.com