Monthly Archives: April 2005

Gent Receives International Distinguished Leadership Award

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 29, 7:00 p.m. – The Community Leadership Association today presented Chris M. Gent with its international Distinguished Leadership Award. The award was announced during the 2005 Annual Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga. Gent, corporate communications manager for Kissimmee Utility Authority, is a 1994 graduate of Leadership Osceola County. The Distinguished Leadership Award… Read more »

KUA Wins Two PR Awards

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Utility’s Hurricane Handbook, Annual Report Honored KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 22, 7:30 a.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) took home two awards from Thursday evening’s 2005 Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Orlando Area Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. Image Awards are given to companies that exhibit and employ comprehensive public relations… Read more »

KUA Lassos National Rodeo Win

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Linemen Rank Second in Nation, Best in Florida KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 18, 9:00 a.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) crews brought home the nation’s second best ranking from the fifth annual Public Power Lineworkers’ Rodeo. In addition, they scored highest among participating Florida utilities. Sixty teams from throughout the United States gathered in Memphis, Tenn…. Read more »

KUA Signs 4,000th Phone Subscriber

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 15, 10:00 a.m. — Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA), Florida’s sixth largest municipally-owned utility, reached a major milestone today with the signing of its 4,000th telephone subscriber. The milestone came 14 months after the launch of the service in February 2004. KUA, in partnership with Sparks Communications of New Smyrna Beach, offers affordable, flat rate… Read more »

KUA Linemen Head to Memphis for National Competition

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 14, 8:00 am – The top linemen from Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) arrive in Memphis, Tenn. today to compete in their very own version of the rodeo. Hosted by the American Public Power Association, the fifth annual Public Power Lineworkers’ Rodeo attracts the best linemen from utilities across the nation to compete… Read more »