Two Residents Apply for Utility Board Opening

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 1, 9:30 a.m. – Two Kissimmee residents have submitted applications to fill an upcoming vacancy on the board of directors of Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA). The deadline for completed applications was April 28.

The five-year term of William Hart expires on Sept. 30, 2006, leaving the open seat. Hart is eligible for renomination.

The applicants include:

– Joseph L. Colon, 1610 Sanibel Drive, is a retired consumer litigation executive. Colon holds a degree from Pace University in New York, N.Y. and is a three-year resident of Kissimmee.

– William Hart, 215 N. Orlando Ave., is vice president of surveying and engineering firm Franklin Hart and Reid and a Kissimmee resident since 1975. He holds a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. Hart currently serves as secretary on the utility board.

The KUA board will interview the two applicants at a special meeting at 3:30 p.m. on May 10. The board will then select one applicant whose name will go before the Kissimmee City Commission for final confirmation on May 23. The candidate confirmed by the City Commission will be sworn in at the board’s October meeting.

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

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