Updated: KUA Seeks Board Member

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 29, 12:30 pm – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) is seeking individuals interested in appointment to the utility’s board of directors. The deadline for completed applications is 5:00 pm on May 28, 2004.

Applicants must be residents living within Kissimmee city limits 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 operations of the utility.

The board holds regular business meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm. 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 5 years, although a director can serve two consecutive terms. Board positions are non-paid.
Board member Don Shearer announced on Wednesday that he will not be seeking a second term because of a pending move outside the city limits.

The KUA board will interview applicants at a special meeting at 4:00 pm on June 10. The board will then select one applicant whose name will go before the Kissimmee City Commission for final confirmation on June 29. The candidate confirmed by the City Commission will be sworn in at the board’s October meeting.

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.

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Chris Gent
Manager of Corporate Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116
cgent@kua.com