KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 19, 2014 – Kissimmee Utility Authority won two awards at the 2014 Golden Image Awards, an annual statewide competition sponsored by the Florida Public Relations Association. The winners were announced at a gala held at the association’s 76th annual conference held last week in Orlando.
The competition recognizes companies and organizations that exhibit and employ comprehensive public relations projects that meet the highest standards of excellence in four components of PR programming: research, planning, execution and evaluation.
A Golden Image Award is presented to the top-scoring entry in a respective category. A Judges’ Award is presented to an entry that achieves maximum results while using a minimum amount of money.
In the community relations category, KUA received a Golden Image Award for its development and grand opening of the KUA Cumbie Canine Court, a community dog park honoring former utility chairman Fred Cumbie.
In the printed tools division, the utility received a Judges’ Award for its news release announcing the election of Reginald Hardee as the utility’s first African-American chairman.
KUA has earned 274 local, state, national and international communication awards for public relations programs, special events, community relations and publications since 1995.
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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