KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 6, 2015 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors on Wednesday honored Dr. George Gant for his quarter century of service to the community and announced the creation of a 25-year college scholarship that will bear his name.
Since 1985, Gant has served in a variety of roles on the utility board, including director, assistant secretary, secretary, vice chairman and chairman, as well as an ex-officio member twice while serving as Kissimmee’s mayor – totaling 9,132 days or 25 years of service.
The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,500 per year to a graduating student residing in the KUA service territory. The scholarship will be administered by the Education Foundation of Osceola County.
Gant is a former Kissimmee city commissioner and retired medical director of the Osceola County Health Department. In 2014, he was honored with the American Public Power Association’s Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award which recognizes outstanding personal service to APPA by elected and appointed officials.
Founded in 1901, KUA (http://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility, powering 67,000 customers in Osceola County, Florida.
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Contact: Chris Gent