Four Residents Apply for Utility Board Opening

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 29, 2008 – Four Kissimmee residents have submitted applications to fill a vacancy on the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) board of directors. The deadline for completed applications was May 29.

The vacancy is the result of the death on May 9 of KUA chairman William C. “Bill” Hart. The utility charter requires that a nominee be presented to the Kissimmee City Commission no later than 30 days after an unforeseen vacancy.

The applicants include:

– William F. Brouillard, Jr., 1214 Cherokee Court, is an independent construction consultant. He holds a bachelor’s degree from American International College and is a certified cost consultant and a certified value specialist. A former Marine, Brouillard has been a resident of Kissimmee for 26 years.

– Dr. George A. Gant, 9 Glendale Drive, is former mayor of Kissimmee and retired medical director of the Osceola County Health Department. He holds a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, and is a 48-year resident of Kissimmee.

– Wanda Y. Rentas, 2400 Queenswood Circle, is a business management analyst for the South Florida Water Management District. Rentas is chairman of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce’s Hispanic Business Council and a board member for the Osceola County YMCA. She is a 14-year resident of Kissimmee.

– Amanda Trim, 1304-D Boulder Drive, is president of KillerGrafix, Inc., a Kissimmee-based marketing firm. A graduate of both Leadership Osceola County and the Kissimmee School of Government, Trim chairs the City of Kissimmee’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. She has been a resident of Kissimmee for 13 years.

The KUA board will interview the applicants at its regular monthly meeting on June 4. The board will then select one applicant whose name will go before the Kissimmee City Commission on June 10 for final confirmation. The candidate confirmed by the city commission will be sworn in at the board’s June 11 budget review meeting.

Founded in 1901, KUA ( 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