Six Apply for Open KUA Board Seat

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 24, 1:45 pm – Six residents of Kissimmee have submitted applications to serve on the Board of Directors of the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA). The deadline for completed applications was May 22.
The candidates:
Norbert Charles, 1118 Ingram Street, is a retired construction executive. He holds a degree from Tottenham Technical College in London, England, and completed course work at Florida International University and Miami-Dade Community College. A former employee of the City of Miami and Dade County Public Schools, Charles is a six-year resident of Osceola County.
Lin Huiming, 1345 W. Donegan Avenue, is a restaurant manager. He holds a degree from Tunghai University in Taiwan and completed course work at the University of South Alabama. He has extensive restaurant management experience in Tennessee. Huiming has lived in Osceola County since 1999.
James Kasper, 303 E. Drury Avenue, is a real estate broker and owner of Kasper Real Estate. He holds a degree from Orlando Junior College and is a 40-year resident of Kissimmee. Kasper previously served on the City of Kissimmee Parks & Recreation Advisory Board and the Osceola County Development Board.
Mohammad Khan, 4429 Great Harbor Lane, is the manager of Big Bargain World in Kissimmee. He holds an engineering degree from Malnad College of Engineering in Hassan, India. Khan is a nine-year resident of Osceola County.
Kris O’Horo, 3200 Falcon Point Drive, is a production chief at Disney-MGM Studios. He holds a degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and is a 2 1/2-year resident of Kissimmee. O’Horo is a licensed community association manager and was a candidate for the District 18 Florida State Senate race in 2001.
Domingo Toro, 2679 Forest View Lane, is currently serving on the KUA Board of Directors. He is a retired executive from Nabisco, Inc. and holds a degree from World University in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Toro was appointed by Governor Bush on May 1 to serve on the Department of Elderly Affairs Advisory Board. He is a 17-year resident of Osceola County.
The KUA Board will interview the candidates at a public meeting at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5. The Board will then select one candidate whose name will go before the Kissimmee City Commission on June 18 for final confirmation. The candidate confirmed by the City Commission will be sworn in at the Board’s October meeting and serve until September 30, 2007.
KUA is Florida’s 6th largest community-owned utility serving 58,000 electric, water and Internet customers in three Central Florida counties. KUA celebrated its 100th year of serving the community in 2001.

Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Corporate Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116