JEA Ambassadors: Engaging and Educating Our Community

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.

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

Churches, schools, civic groups, and home owners 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 non-profits and agencies. These partnerships allow employees to develop a closer relationship with our customers and community.

  • United Way Real Sense and Junior Achievement: Employees 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

Community Ambassador of the Month

John Funches has worked in Field Services for JEA for 20 years—the first six as a contractor and the last 14 as a full-time employee. Two years ago he was promoted to Manager of Conservation and Efficiency Field Services.

John began as a JEA Ambassador the first year of the program, in 2014, and has been a dedicated participant ever since. What initially drew him to the program was the opportunity to go out into the community and share with citizens about the efforts JEA makes towards conservation and electric safety.

His favorite part of being an Ambassador is working with the JEA Power Pals. The first school he visited was Tiger Academy. And it was the students at this school that solidified John’s commitment to the Ambassador Program. As John recalls, “Power Pals is a four-week-long program. On my second visit to the school, the students saw me and called me by name. Then they all ran towards me surrounding me with a group hug. After that, I was hooked.” John explains that the impact JEA has made on the students is obvious, and it’s the biggest reason he remains enthusiastic about the Ambassador Program today.

“Being an Ambassador means supporting our community and encouraging the growth within it,” John says. He believes that when we as JEA Ambassadors go out to serve, it shows that we are more than just interested in our community—we truly are a part of it.