KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 13, 2007 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors on Wednesday paid tribute to outgoing board member Domingo Toro and designated the naming of a new electric substation to honor his decade of service to the utility.
Toro, the first Hispanic to serve on the five-member board, will complete his second and final term on the board on Sept. 30. He joined the board in October 1997.
During his 10 years of service, Toro served as director, assistant secretary, secretary and vice-chairman.
In addition to his local service, Toro represented KUA on the legislative and resolutions committees of the American Public Power Association in Washington, D.C. and the legislative and regulatory committee of the Florida Municipal Electric Association in Tallahassee, Fla.
A proclamation read at Wednesday’s board meeting designated the planned substation on Neptune Road in Kissimmee as the Domingo Toro Substation. The $10 million substation is scheduled to become operational in 2010.
Toro is a retired executive from Nabisco, Inc. and holds a degree from World University in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a 22-year resident of Osceola County.
The vacated board seat left by Toro will be filled by Reginald Hardee whose appointment was confirmed by the Kissimmee City Commission in May.
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