KUA Seeks Board Candidates

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 14, 2008 – To fill the vacancy left by the death on May 9 of chairman William C. “Bill” Hart, Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) is seeking individuals interested in appointment to the utility’s board of directors. The deadline for completed applications is 5 p.m. on May 29.

The utility charter requires that a nominee be presented to the Kissimmee City Commission no later than 30 days after an unforeseen vacancy.

Applicants must be residents living within Kissimmee city limits and should demonstrate a successful business or professional management career.

The KUA board of directors 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 its regular meeting on June 4. The board will then select one applicant whose name will go before the Kissimmee City Commission on June 10 for final confirmation. The candidate confirmed by the city commission will be sworn in at the board’s June 11 budget review meeting.

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 jkambros@kua.com.

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
(407) 933-9836