– OUC Board member and Orlando Architect Dan Kirby
, AIA, AICP, LEED AP BD + C, received the Medal of Honor from the Orlando chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) at the organization’s annual Design Excellence Awards Gala on April 10. Kirby was recognized for demonstrating extraordinary service to AIA Orlando, the Central Florida community and the profession of Architecture.
The jury of past Medal of Honor recipients noted: “His transformative leadership as President and Commissioner of the Orlando Utilities Commission over the past seven years created a cultural change that now considers sustainability equally important to reliability and affordability.”
“Commissioner Kirby is always ready to be the voice of the customer and elevate their concerns,” said OUC General Manager and CEO Ken Ksionek
. “He became personally involved carrying the message of sustainability to our customers and ensuring that their needs were met.”
Commissioner Kirby has served as AIA Florida President. He is currently the Florida/Caribbean Region Representative to the AIA National Strategic Council and a Board Member for the Florida Foundation for Architecture. He is a Principal in the Orlando office of Jacobs, an award-winning international professional and technical services firm.
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC—The Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC provides electric and/or water services to more than 234,000 customers in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties.