KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 1, 2009 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) vice chairman Nancy Gemskie has been appointed by the American Public Power Association to a three-year term on its Policy Makers Council.
The council assists APPA in promoting federal legislation that is important to public power systems like KUA while opposing harmful legislation. It also provides advice on other issues of importance to APPA. Members of the council meet a minimum of twice a year, and participate in meetings with elected representatives and congressional staff for the purposes of supporting APPA’s national legislative agenda.
The Council is made up of 40 members who serve on either utility boards or are elected officials in public power communities throughout the United States. Gemskie will represent the Atlantic Region, which includes Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware.
Gemskie joined the KUA board of directors in October 2000 and has served as director, assistant secretary, secretary, vice chairman and chairman. She currently chairs the Florida Municipal Power Agency’s Policy Makers Liaisons Committee, and she serves on the Legislative and Resolutions Committee for the Florida Municipal Electric Association.
APPA (www.appanet.org) is the Washington, D.C.–based national service organization representing the nation’s more than 2,000 not-for- profit, community-owned electric utilities that serve approximately 45 million consumers.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 62,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent