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
As a JEA Debt Financial Analyst, Oliver is part of the team responsible for maintaining JEA’s $4.4 billion debt portfolio.
It’s important work that impacts JEA’s bottom line, but because of it, Oliver doesn’t have much interaction with JEA customers. That’s why he enjoys being a JEA Ambassador. He especially likes interacting with the utility’s smaller customers at career fairs at elementary schools.
“When I ask them what they want to be when they grow up a lot of the boys will say they would like to play in the NBA or the NFL,” Oliver said. “I tell them that there are only approximately 3,000 player openings available between the NBA and the NFL combined. I don’t try to discourage them from dreaming about being a professional athlete but I do let them know that they should have a plan B just in case. That’s when I talk to them about college and the importance of getting a good education.”
Oliver really believes in the JEA Ambassador program and its importance to the community. As he puts it, “the JEA Ambassador program shows that JEA employees are part of the community that we serve. Building Community is not just our slogan but it’s something we strive for every day.”