KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 14, 2011 – Kissimmee Utility Authority board member Reginald Hardee 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.
Hardee joined the KUA board of directors in October 2007 and has served as both secretary and assistant secretary.
Hardee is information technology manager for Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. He attended the University of Florida and is a 14-year resident of Osceola County.
The American Public Power Association (http://publicpower.org) is the national service organization representing the nation’s more than 2,000 not-for- profit, community-owned electric utilities that serve 46 million consumers in 49 states.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.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