Gemskie to Join KUA Board on Wednesday

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 24, 9:00 am – The Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) will write a new chapter in its 15-year history with the swearing-in on Wednesday, October 25, of its first female Board member.

Attorney Ed Brinson will administer the oath of office to Nancy Gemskie at the beginning of the 7:00 pm meeting. Immediately following the oath, the Board will elect officers for the coming year. Gemskie is the wife of Kissimmee City Commissioner Jerry Gemskie.

Gemskie was confirmed at the May 16 meeting of the Kissimmee City Commission and has been attending the monthly meetings of the KUA Board to become familiar with current issues and future plans of the utility.

Nancy Gemskie has been a resident of Kissimmee since September 1995. A retired insurance executive, Gemskie previously served on the City of Kissimmee Board of Adjustments and the Board of Directors of the Orange Gardens Civic Association. She is an active member of Rotary Club of Kissimmee and serves as a student mentor at Thacker Avenue Elementary School.

Gemskie will serve a five-year term on the KUA Board, beginning October 1, 2000.

KUA is Florida‘s 7th largest municipally-owned utility serving 53,000 electric, water and internet customers in five Central Florida counties. KUA will be celebrating its 100th year of serving the community in 2001.

Contact: Chris M. Gent, Manager of Communications
(407) 933-7777, ext. 1116