JEA Ambassadors

JEA employee 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.

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Our Ambassadors engage with customers and the community throughout the year in various ways:

  • At community events such as the annual Home & Patio Shows, the Southern Women’s Show, the Black Expo, World of Nations, Earth Day events and many church, school and smaller community events
  • Through speaking invitations to community churches, schools, civic groups, home owners associations and others that want to hear about utility conservation, utility safety, environmental topics and other topics important or relative to the group or audience
  • Through tours given of our energy generation and waste water facilities. Several of our energy and water plants are available for group tours of adults and middle-school and older youths
  • As instructors of financial literacy information to adults and youth in partnership with area nonprofits such as United Way’s Real Sense and Junior Achievement. Our Ambassador instructors also teach JEA’s electric and water safety Power Pals program to area first and second graders through select elementary school partnerships

If you or your group would like to invite the JEA Ambassadors to participate in your event, speak at your club or organization or guide you on a tour of one of our facilities, please click on the appropriate link below and read the guidelines then complete and return the Request Form.

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Spotlighting our JEA Ambassadors

Kenny likes being a JEA Ambassador almost as much as he likes being a JEA Working Construction and Maintenance Foreman.

He enjoys going to high school career fairs with his four-man crew and their bucket trucks full of equipment.  

“I tell them about our apprentice program and how JEA is one of the best places to work in Jacksonville if you want to learn a trade,” said Kenny, who has worked at JEA 17 years.

He admits JEA’s Lineman Apprentice Program is rewarding, but as Kenny can attest, it’s not easy to get into. It took him two tries to get into the program after graduating from Ed White High School. Kenny spent four years as a JEA Apprentice, then became a Lineman, a Troubleshooter and is now a Foreman.  

 Kenny doesn’t just stick to high school career fairs, either. He has taken his crew to many an elementary school where he talks electric safety and allows the kids to try on a lineman’s heavy rubber safety gloves.

“It’s fulfilling to see the kids really listening,” Kenny said.  “Sometimes they don’t understand or listen, but when you see you are really reaching them, it’s a lot of fun.”  

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