FMPA Re-Elects Ruano as Board Chairman, 2010-2011 Officers Elected

ORLANDO, Fla., July 23, 2010 — Members of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) re-elected Vince R. Ruano, City Manager of Bushnell, as Chairman of the Board of Directors for 2010-2011 at FMPA’s annual meeting held today in Naples, Fla.

This is Ruano’s second consecutive term as Chairman of FMPA’s Board of Directors. Ruano has served as a member of FMPA’s Board of Directors since 1985. Previously, he served five years as FMPA’s Vice Chairman, nine years as FMPA’s Secretary and four years as FMPA’s Assistant Secretary-Treasurer.

Paul Kalv, Electric Director for the city of Leesburg, was re-elected as Vice Chairman. Kalv has served on FMPA’s Board of Directors since 2007, and this is his second term as Vice Chairman.

Lou Hernandez, Chairman of the Utility Board of the city of Key West, was re-elected as Secretary. Hernandez has served on FMPA’s Board of Directors since 2007. This is his second term as Secretary.

Kevin McCarthy, Utilities Director for the city of Clewiston, was re-elected as Treasurer, a position he has held since 2006. McCarthy has served on FMPA’s Board of Directors since 2002.

FMPA’s Board of Directors makes all final decisions for the power supply projects of FMPA, except the All-Requirements Project. Each of FMPA’s 30 members appoints one representative to the Board of Directors, and Board officers are elected by popular vote of the members.

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Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 30 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 two million Floridians. FMPA’s members include Alachua, Bartow, Blountstown, 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.

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