KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 12, 2011 – At a special meeting of the Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors held Wednesday, the board interviewed and selected Dr. George Gant to serve a five-year term on the utility’s governing board.
Gant’s name will go before the Kissimmee City Commission on May 24 for confirmation. If confirmed, he will be sworn in at the board’s October meeting and serve until September 30, 2016.
Gant is currently serving a partial term on the board left open by the death in 2008 of director William C. “Bill” Hart. That term expires on Sept. 30 of this year.
Gant 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 51-year resident of Kissimmee.
The utility’s five-member board of directors sets policy direction for the utility. Specifically, the board approves annual budgets, sets rates and approves major purchases. The board also directs a general manager who is responsible for day-to-day operations of the utility.
Founded in 1901, KUA (https://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent