FMPA Re-Elects Boudreaux as Chairman, Elects Officers and Executive Committee

ORLANDO, Fla., July 28, 2005 – Members of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) elected Elie J. Boudreaux III, Director of Utilities of Fort Pierce, Fla., Utilities Authority, as Chairman for 2005-2006 at FMPA’s annual meeting held in Key Largo, Fla.

This is Boudreaux’s third consecutive term as Chairman. Previously, Boudreaux served one year as Vice Chairman and three years as Treasurer. He has served on FMPA’s Board of Directors since 1994.

Vince R. Ruano, City Manager of Bushnell, was re-elected as Vice Chairman. Ruano has served as an officer of the Agency for more than a decade. James C. Welsh, President & General Manager of Kissimmee Utility Authority, was re-elected Treasurer. Welsh has held various offices in the Agency throughout the past two decades. Susan Freiden, Town Manager of the Town of Havana, was re-elected as Secretary. Freiden has held a seat on FMPA’s Executive Committee for five years and has served on the Board of Directors since 1994.

FMPA’s Board also elected three members to the Executive Committee. George Adair, Director of Lake Worth Utilities, and Ken Sauer, City Manager of Starke, were both elected to the Committee for three-year terms. Rebecca Mattey, Director of Ocala Electric Utility, was re-elected to the Committee for a three-year term.

Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 29 municipal electric utilities in Florida. FMPA provides economies of scale in power generation and related services to support community-owned electric utilities. The members of FMPA serve approximately 1.8 million Floridians. FMPA’s members include Alachua, Bartow, Bushnell, Chattahoochee, Clewiston, Fort Meade, Fort Pierce, Gainesville, Green Cove Springs, Havana, Homestead, Jacksonville Beach, Key West, Kissimmee, Lake Worth, Lakeland, Leesburg, Moore Haven, Mount Dora, New Smyrna Beach, Newberry, Ocala, Orlando, Quincy, St. Cloud, Starke, Vero Beach, Wauchula and Williston. Additional information is available on the Internet at

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