OUC, the Orlando Utility Commission (Website), is celebrating a century of providing power and water service this week with a special ceremony at City Hall.

At 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 26, OUC will host a special event with a proclamation by Orlando Mayor Dyer to celebrate the first-ever OUC Board of Commissioners meeting, which took place 100 years ago, on June 25, 1923. OUC General Manager and CEO, Clint Bullock, and OUC Commission President, Britta Gross, will also speak.

In 1923, the Florida Legislature established the Orlando Utilities Commission after Judge John M. Cheney, owner of Orlando Water and Light Company, Orlando’s first power and water plants, proposed that a municipal utility own and operate the facilities and that bonds be issued to allow the citizens of Orlando to purchase the utility and turn them over to the newly formed OUC to provide electricity and water service. 

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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