JEA Ambassadors: Engaging and Educating Our Community

JEA team member Ambassadors spend thousands of hours each year in the community, educating our customers about conservation, safety and the various products and services JEA offers to customers; including solutions to help track their usage, pay their bill and how best to communicate with JEA.

JEA employee and girl scout tour

Engage With Our Ambassadors 

To have the JEA Ambassadors participate in your event, please follow one of the links below:

Community Events 

Includes, but not limited to, Bi-Annual Home & Patio Shows, the Southern Women’s Show, the Black Expo, World of Nations, Earth Day, church, school and smaller community events
Community Event Participation Request Form

Speaking Invitations

Houses of worship, schools, civic groups, and homeowner associations may request our JEA Ambassadors to speak about energy and water conservation, utility safety, environmental topics and more.
Speaker Request Form

Energy and Water Plant Tours

Several of our energy and water plants are available for tours.
Tour Request Form

Ongoing Ambassador Events

JEA Ambassadors also engage with the community through ongoing partnerships with area nonprofits and agencies. These partnerships allow JEA team members to develop a closer relationship with our customers and community.

  • United Way Real Sense and Junior Achievement: Our team members offer financial literacy information to adults and youth.  
  • Power Pals: Our Ambassador instructors teach electric and water safety to first and second graders through select elementary school partnerships.

Ambassador Spotlight of the Month (September 2022)

After many years in JEA’s Project Management Office, overseeing multimillion-dollar software and hardware projects, Katura Owens was recently promoted to the role of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) human resources manager. In that role she provides payroll, benefits, compensation, and information systems solutions support to her HR business partners.

But, when she’s not working her day job, Katura can be found serving as an active member of the JEA Ambassador program.

“My motivation to do so was my belief that to whom much is given, much is required,” Katura said. “There are so many challenges facing children, the elderly, the homeless, etc. today. But I’m glad the Ambassador program affords me the opportunity to go beyond my 9-to-5 to improve the lives of those less fortunate.”

Recently, Katura was a part of a “Thingmajig” event with the YMCA, helping campers build remote-controlled LEGO robots. But she recalled her favorite Ambassador moment, calling it both joyful and a bit sad.

“Recently, during a Power Pals event, as we were passing out certificates and goodies, one of the students hugged me and asked if she could go home with me. My emotions were mixed with joy and sadness,” she said. “Joy in that the young girl saw something in me over the four weeks we spent in her class that would make her want to go home with me. Sadness because it made me question what her home life must be like that she would want to go home with a relative stranger.”

“Whether it’s going into schools to educate young people on electricity safety or writing letters to seniors who live in nursing homes, this program exemplifies JEA’s commitment to the community it serves.”

For JEA team members considering becoming a part of the Ambassador program, Katura offered this:

“We are all called to be of service, to give of our time, talents and treasures. I’m grateful to work for a company that sees the importance of community service and provides us with vehicles through which we can give back.”

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