Lake Apopka Natural Gas District

Clermont Mayor Gail Ash Joins Lake Apopka Natural Gas District Board

Approved during a meeting of the Clermont City Council on January 10, Clermont Mayor Gail Ash is the newest member of the Lake Apopka Natural Gas District’s Board of Directors.

Ash lends 15 years of experience in municipal government to her new role, helping guide the District as it provides customer-focused, competitive natural gas energy services to more than 19,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers.  She will serve a two-year term, filling the seat formerly held by Ann Dupee, a beloved and active member of the Lake County community who passed away last year.

Gail Ash
Mayor Gail Ash

“It’s an honor to follow in the footsteps of Ann Dupee, a treasured member of our Lake County community, whom we will always remember fondly for her unwavering support,” said Ash.  “As Ann did for many years, I look forward to providing updates on the District to the Clermont City Council.  It is important that our community knows about the District and its service, and that natural gas can be an affordable and environmentally friendly option.”

Ash was elected Clermont’s mayor in November 2014.  Previously, she served on the Clermont City Council from 2002 to 2005, the Planning and Zoning Commission in 2007, 2008 and 2013, and the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization.  She is also a board member for the Central Florida Leadership Congress and the South Lake Chamber of Commerce.  The New York native was an elementary school educator for 32 years.  She relocated to Florida in 1998.

Monthly meetings of the District’s Board of Directors are generally the fourth Monday at 10 a.m. at 1320 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden.  Changes are communicated to the member cities of Winter Garden, Apopka and Clermont, and published in the Orlando Sentinel.  Meeting notices, agendas, and any other applicable resolutions or notices are posted on the District website and made available in the District lobby the Wednesday prior to each board meeting.  All board meetings are open to the public.

Lake Apopka Natural Gas District provides natural gas service to more than 19,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Orange and Lake Counties.  For more information on natural gas service for your home, business or vehicle, please contact Everett Holmes at (407) 656-2734 x104 or, or visit



  1. NO mention of her passing the gavel to the mayor pro-tem so SHE could enter HER name (never even considered) as an alternative to Jim Purvis: a 20 year resident with history of service to the city in MANY capacities as a VOLUNTEER and city leader/ activist.

    Good luck to Ms. Ash…………she’ll surely need it.

    And I, for one, WILL be monitoring your positions and actions as you move forward on this very important rate-setting board for a Public Utility.
    Let’s hope you DON’T attach the same 62% INCREASE in rates you just did for city of Clermont COUNCIL MEMBERS (you, included)!


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