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.
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.
Spotlighting our JEA Ambassadors
Cheryl is an Executive Assistant for several members of JEA’s Senior Leadership team. She works on the 16th floor of the JEA Tower, where it’s very quiet, very corporate and a world away from the elementary school classrooms where Cheryl likes to spend time as a JEA Ambassador.
“I like to work with children,” Cheryl said. “I wanted to be a teacher growing up so getting there as a JEA ambassador is perfect.”
Cheryl has taught JEA’s electric safety program called JEA Power Pals to first graders at S.P. Livingston Elementary, and a Junior Achievement program called BizTown to fourth graders at Greenland Pines.
“With the Junior Achievement program we taught the kids the meaning of words like entrepreneur and revenues and expenses,” she said. Then she formed the students into teams to play what Cheryl called “the hot dog stand game.”
“The kids absolutely loved it,” she said. Cheryl said she found one huge similarity between the two JEA Ambassador experiences.
“At S.P. Livingston we interacted with kids who may not have been in the most positive situations at home and let them see there’s good out there. At Greenland Pines, the kids saw JEA employees in a fun and positive light.” As Cheryl put it, both classrooms were “very rewarding.”