Gemskie Reappointed to National Public Power Council

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 23, 2008 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) board member Nancy Gemskie has been reappointed by the American Public Power Association to a one-year term on its Policy Makers Council. This marks her fourth consecutive appointment to the 40-member 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.

Gemskie joined the KUA board in October 2000 and has served as director, assistant secretary, secretary, vice chairman and chairman.

A retired insurance executive, Gemskie holds other committee positions with the Florida Municipal Electric Association and the Florida Municipal Power Agency.

About APPA
APPA ( is the Washington, D.C.-based service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community- and state-owned electric utilities serving 45 million customers.

About KUA
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
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