KISSIMMEE, Fla., February 5, 2014 – Kissimmee Utility Authority is seeking individuals interested in appointment to the utility’s board of directors. The deadline for completed applications is 5 p.m. on April 30.
The current director, Jeanne Van Meter, has completed a partial term on the board and is eligible for reappointment. She filled the position in 2011 following the resignation and subsequent death of director Jim Kasper.
Applicants must be registered voters, reside within KUA’s service territory and should demonstrate a successful business or professional management career.
The five-member board sets policy direction for the utility. Specifically, the board approves annual budgets, sets rates and approves major purchases. The board also directs a general manager who is responsible for day-to-day operation of the utility.
The board holds regular business meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. Workshop meetings, generally devoted to a single subject, are held on an as-needed basis. In addition, board members represent the utility in various local, regional and national organizations.
The term of a director is five years and an individual can serve two consecutive terms. Board positions are non-paid.
The KUA board will interview applicants at the end of its regular meeting on May 7. The board will send three recommended applicants to the Kissimmee City Commission for second interviews and final appointment on May 13. The candidate appointed by the city commission will be sworn in at the board’s October meeting.
All applicants are urged to discuss the responsibilities associated with this position with KUA’s president and general manager. Application forms can be picked up in the office of the President & General Manager, Kissimmee Utility Authority, 1701 W. Carroll Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741 or requested by email at email@example.com.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility powering 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent