One Applies for Electric Utility Board

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 6, 2011 – Dr. George Gant, the outgoing Kissimmee Utility Authority director whose term expires later this year, was the only individual to submit an application to fill the open seat. The deadline for completed applications was April 29.

Gant is currently completing a partial term on the board left open by the death in 2008 of director William C. “Bill” Hart. Gant’s term expires on Sept. 30, 2011 and he is eligible for renomination.

Board applicants must reside inside the KUA service territory and should demonstrate a successful business or professional management career.

Gant is former mayor of Kissimmee and retired medical director of the Osceola County Health Department. He holds a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, and is a 51-year resident of Kissimmee.

The KUA board will interview Gant at a special meeting at 3:30 p.m. on May 11. The board will then send its recommendation to the Kissimmee City Commission for final confirmation. The confirmed applicant will be sworn in at the utility’s October board meeting.

Founded in 1901, KUA ( is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-9836