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07/30/2012 ~ Members of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) re-elected Lou Hernandez, Chairman of the Utility Board of the City of Key West, as Secretary of its Board of Directors for 2012-2013 at their annual meeting on Friday, July 27th, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Hernandez has served on FMPA’s Board of Directors since 2007 and this is his fourth term as Secretary. He has served on the Utility Board since 1997.

Other officers included:

Vince R. Ruano, City Manager of Bushnell, was re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Ruano has served on FMPA’s Board of Directors since 1985. This is his fourth consecutive term as Chairman of FMPA’s Board of Directors.

Kevin McCarthy, Utilities Director for the city of Clewiston, was elected as Vice Chairman. He previously served six years as Treasurer. McCarthy has served on FMPA’s Board of Directors since 2002.

Bill Conrad, Mayor of Newberry, was elected as Treasurer. This is his first term as Treasurer and he has served on FMPA’s Board of Directors since 2009.

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.

*Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 30 municipal electric utilities. 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.

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