KUA Wins Statewide PR Award

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 11, 2011 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 2009 annual report this week captured a statewide award in the Golden Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Florida Public Relations Association. The award was presented as part of FPRA’s 73rd annual conference in Naples, Fla.

The competition recognizes companies that exhibit and employ comprehensive public relations projects that meet the highest standards of excellence in four components of PR programming: research, planning, execution and evaluation.

A Golden Image Award is presented to the top-scoring entry in a respective category.

KUA’s 2009 annual report, titled “Let it Shine,” featured the photos and personal stories of 10 community leaders who partnered with KUA to “shine a light” in a community struggling for survival in the economic downturn. The report can be accessed at www.kua.com/annualreport.

KUA has earned 253 local, state, national and international communication awards for public relations programs, special events, community relations and publications since 1995.

About FPRA
The Florida Public Relations Association (
www.fpra.org) is the oldest public relations organization in the United States. Members represent a variety of different organizations including private and public corporations, government entities, not-for-profits, counseling firms and independent practitioners. As a statewide Association, FPRA boasts more than 1,200 professional and student members, which make up 15 professional and 11 student chapters.

About KUA
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
(407) 933-9836
cgent@kua.com