KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 21, 2009 – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has presented its 2009 Community Service Award to Kissimmee Utility Authority for the utility’s strong commitment to addressing community needs. KUA was one of 17 Florida utilities to be honored this year.
FMEA Executive Director Barry Moline presented the award to KUA during ceremonies held Sept. 15 at the association’s Utility Education Day and Trade Show in Gainesville.
The award is presented annually to utilities that enhance the quality of life for their communities by sponsoring activities that address community needs and improve the area’s social, cultural, education and economic environment.
“Partnering with the community is a core value of our organization and part of our mission statement,” said KUA president and general manager Jim Welsh. “I am thrilled that KUA has again received statewide recognition for its work in the local community.”
KUA’s mission statement: To provide reliable and economical services to our customers while partnering with the community and the environment.
Based in Tallahassee, FMEA (www.publicpower.com) is the service organization that represents Florida’s 34 municipally-owned electric utilities and the more than three million people these utilities serve.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 62,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent