KUA Seeks Board Candidates

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 2, 2009 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) is seeking individuals interested in appointment to the utility’s board of directors. The deadline for completed applications is 5 p.m. on May 1.

The outgoing director, real estate broker Jim Kasper, is eligible for reappointment to the five-member board.

Applicants must be current residents of the city of Kissimmee and should demonstrate a successful business or professional management career.

The KUA 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 operation of the utility.

The board holds regular business meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. Workshop meetings, generally devoted to a single subject, are held on an as-needed basis. In addition, board members represent the utility in various local, regional and national organizations.

The term of a director is five years and an individual can serve two consecutive terms. Board positions are non-paid.

The KUA board will interview applicants at a special meeting at 4:00 p.m. on May 13. The board will then select one applicant whose name will go before the Kissimmee City Commission on May 19 for final confirmation. The candidate confirmed by the city commission will be sworn in at the board’s October meeting.

Application forms can be picked up in the office of the President & General Manager, Kissimmee Utility Authority, 1701 W. Carroll Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741 or requested by email at jkambros@kua.com.

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 62,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-9836
cgent@kua.com