Board of Directors

The Kissimmee Utility Authority’s board of directors sets policy direction for the utility. Specifically, the board approves the annual budget, sets rates and approves major purchases.

The board also selects a general manager who is responsible for day-to-day operations of the utility. The board holds regular business meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 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.

(left to right, standing) Jose Alvarez, mayor of Kissimmee; Manny Ortega, Vice Chairman; Jeanne Van Meter, Assistant Secretary; Brian Horton, president and general manager; Ethel Urbina, chairman; Grant Lacerte, general counsel (left to right, seated) Kathleen Thacker, director; Rae Hemphill, secretary.


Board Member Biographical Information

View Ethel Urbina's biography.

Ethel Urbina

Chairman

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View Manny Ortega's biography.

Manny Ortega

Vice Chairman

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View Rae Hemphill's biography.

Rae Hemphill

Secretary

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View Jeanne Van Meter's biography.

Jeanne Van Meter

Assistant Secretary

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View Raymond Sanchez's biography.

Raymond Sanchez

Director

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View Mayor Jose Alvarez's biography.

Mayor Jose Alvarez

Ex Officio

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