Monthly Archives: January 2006

KUA Offices to Close at Noon Wednesday for Employee Funeral

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 31, 1:00 p.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) offices will be closed for public business from noon until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1 to allow utility employees to attend the funeral of fellow employee Nakeyshi Calas, who died on Saturday. This closure includes KUA’s customer service center, located at 1701 W…. Read more »

KUA Mourns Loss of One of Its Own

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 30, 11:30 a.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) today mourns the loss of one of its own, Nakeyshi Diane Calas, who died suddenly of natural causes on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the age of 26. Calas was a seven-year employee of the utility, serving as a customer service representative in the customer… Read more »

KUA Board to Honor 100 Years of Combined Employee Service

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 29, 6:00 p.m. – The Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) board of directors on Wednesday, Feb. 1 will honor eight employees for a combined 100 years of service to the utility. Those being honored will include: 25 yearsTerry Luke, lineman first classVirgil Minshew, line crew supervisor 15 yearsDaniel Hernandez, lineman first class 10… Read more »

KUA VP Elected to Energy Standards Board

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 27, 10:00 a.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) vice president of power supply Abani K. “Ben” Sharma has been elected to the board of directors of the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, Inc. (FRCC). Since its formation in 1996, FRCC has operated successfully as a self-regulatory organization, relying on reciprocity and the mutual… Read more »

Microsoft Taps Second KUA Programmer For MVP Award

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 25, 8:00 a.m. — Conventional wisdom tells us that lightning never strikes twice in the same place. Don’t tell that to programmer Mark Coffman who today became the second employee of Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) in two months to be named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). What makes this announcement unique is that… Read more »