Kissimmee Mayor Appointed to National Public Power Council

KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 11, 2018 – Kissimmee Mayor Jose Alvarez was named to a one-year term on the American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council, which began January 1.

The PMC assists APPA in promoting federal legislation that is important to public power utilities like Kissimmee Utility Authority while opposing harmful legislation. It also provides advice on other issues of importance to the association. 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 PMC is made up of 40 members who serve on either utility boards or are elected officials in public power communities. Four members are appointed to the council from each of the 10 geographic regions recognized by the association. In addition, there are a number of “at-large” members of the PMC from across the country who are appointed based on vacancies in the 10 regions.

APPA is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The association represents public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million customers that public power utilities serve, and the 93,000 people they employ. The association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training and operations. Its members strengthen their communities by providing superior service, engaging citizens and instilling pride in community-owned power.

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility powering 74,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.