Caring for Our Community and Neighbors
JEA employees are our strongest connection to the communities we service and are committed to making a difference through volunteerism.
Our employees volunteer throughout the year with various organizations to help improve the quality of life for our customers. JEA employees volunteer thousands of hours to help build homes, clean-up along the river, serve meals to those in need, even read stories to children.
Spotlighting Our Employee Volunteers
Brandon, Meter Specialist Foreman
As a JEA Meter Specialist Foreman, Brandon often finds himself building, repairing and/or installing things at construction sites. That’s why when he volunteers as a JEA employee he likes to do something entirely different.
“I’ve helped organize toys at the Salvation Army Toy Drive and sort food at the Feeding Northeast Florida Food Bank,” Brandon said. “And I’ve been really impressed with how these nonprofits help so many people in the community.”
Before joining JEA, Brandon spent five years in the U.S. Navy. Part of that time was spent on deployment in the Arabian Gulf. And so it was fitting that in February he was recognized at a special breakfast for his “Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve,” a program sponsored by the Department of Defense.
Brandon helped JEA Meter Specialist Trainee Terrance sort through some confusing paperwork. Terrance, a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves, works in medical services and has been deployed for the last five years. He’s currently stationed in Texas.
“It was an honor to be recognized for helping him,” Brandon said. “But to tell you the truth, I don’t feel like I went above and beyond for him. I’d do it for any of my employees.”