Welsh Re-Elected Chairman of FMPA

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 20, 2007 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) president and general manager Jim Welsh today was re-elected chairman of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), a wholesale power company supporting municipal electric utilities throughout the state.

The announcement was made during the agency’s annual meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.

Welsh has served on the FMPA board since 1982, including terms as assistant secretary-treasurer, secretary-treasurer, treasurer, vice chairman and chairman. The board’s chairman serves a one-year term.

“I am honored to have been granted a second year at the helm,” said Welsh. “I look forward to working with my colleagues as we continue to serve the wholesale power needs of Florida communities.”

Welsh holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and engineering degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He holds membership in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE).

Welsh has headed the utility in Kissimmee for the past 24 years.

About FMPA
www.fmpa.com) is a nonprofit, joint action agency formed to develop competitive power supply and related services for 30 member municipal utilities. These members collectively serve approximately two million Floridians.

About KUA
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
(407) 933-9836