Utility Honored for Community Service

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 15, 2010 – The Florida Municipal Electric Association has presented its 2010 Community Service Award to Kissimmee Utility Authority for the utility’s strong commitment to addressing community needs. KUA was one of 13 Florida utilities to be honored this year.

FMEA Executive Director Barry Moline presented the award to KUA during ceremonies held Sept. 14 at the association’s Utility Education Day and Trade Show in Palm Beach Gardens.

The award is presented annually to utilities that enhance the quality of life for their communities by supporting activities that address community needs and improve the area’s social, cultural, education and economic environment.

“Partnering with the community is a core value of our organization and part of our mission statement,” said KUA president and general manager Jim Welsh. “I am thrilled that KUA has again received statewide recognition for its work in the local community.”

KUA’s mission statement: To provide reliable and economical services to our customers while partnering with the community and the environment.

About FMEA
Based in Tallahassee, FMEA (
www.publicpower.com) is the service organization that represents Florida’s 34 municipally-owned electric utilities and the more than three million people these utilities serve.

About KUA
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) 933-9836
cgent@kua.com