KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 30, 9:30
am – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s ongoing commitment to community service through
utility-sponsored programs and public outreach efforts has been recognized by the Florida
Municipal Electric Association (FMEA). FMEA on Tuesday presented to KUA its 2003 Florida
Community Service Award — the highest honor an electric utility can receive from the
The award is given annually to utilities whose achievement or sustained performance shows a
commitment or the commitment of its employees to enhance the quality of life in a community.
This is provided through social, cultural, educational, environmental and economic programs
and by providing opportunity for employee involvement.
“I am delighted that KUA has received statewide recognition for its work in the local
community,” said KUA president and general manager Jim Welsh. “This award verifies that
we’re making the right decisions for our utility and the citizens of Kissimmee. Our
employees demonstrate a tremendous amount of pride in their work and in their community so
that we can continue to claim Kissimmee as a truly great place to live, work and play.”
The FMEA award honors KUA’s ongoing response to Kissimmee’s social, cultural, educational
and economic development needs. In the past year, KUA has supported more than 100 community
projects and activities that have directly impacted nearly 250,000 individuals.
Based in Tallahassee, FMEA is a service organization that represents Florida’s 32
municipally-owned electric utilities and the more than 2.8 million people these utilities
Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility serving 61,000
electric, water and Internet customers in five Central Florida counties.
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Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Corporate Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116