KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 30, 2007 – The Kissimmee City Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of Reginald L. Hardee to the Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors.
Hardee is the first African American to serve on the five-member volunteer board.
Hardee is an information technology manager for the state of Florida. He attended the University of Florida and is a 10-year resident of Osceola County. Hardee is active in Kissimmee Masonic Lodge #68 and the Bethel AME Church.
Hardee will be sworn in at the board’s October meeting and serve until September 30, 2012.
The KUA board is made up of utility customers who reside both inside and outside Kissimmee city limits. The board sets policy direction, 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 (www.kua.com) 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