KUA Seeks Utility Board Candidates

Posted By: Garnie Holmes Association News,

Kissimmee Utility Authority is seeking individuals interested in filling an open seat on the utility's board of directors. The deadline for completed applications is 5 p.m. on April 24.

The outgoing director, Kathleen Thacker, has completed two terms on the board and is not eligible for reappointment.

Applicants must be registered voters, reside within the city limits of Kissimmee and should demonstrate a successful business or professional management career.

The five-member board sets policy direction for the utility. Specifically, the board approves annual budgets, sets rates and approves major purchases. The board also directs a general manager who is responsible for day-to-day operations of the utility.

The board holds regular business meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. Workshop meetings, generally devoted to a single subject, are held on an as-needed basis. In addition, board members represent the utility in various local, regional and national organizations.

The term of a director is five years and an individual can serve up to two consecutive terms upon reappointment. Board positions are non-paid.

The KUA board will interview applicants at its regular meeting on May 6 and send three recommended applicants to the Kissimmee City Commission for second interviews and final appointment. The candidate appointed by the city commission will be sworn in at the board's October meeting.

All applicants are recommended to discuss the responsibilities associated with this position with KUA’s president and general manager. Application forms can be picked up in the executive office of Kissimmee Utility Authority, 1701 W. Carroll Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741 or candidates can apply online at https://kua.com/about-kua/board-recruitment/.