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
Not many people can take a complex subject and break it down to its essence in order for beginners to understand it. Enter Valentin, an Instrument and Control Technician at JEA’s Northside Generating Station (NGS), who earned his stripes fixing electronic systems in U.S. Navy aircraft for 20 years.
For the last 17 years, he has been fixing devices that control the process of making electricity at NGS. “Those devices are usually electronic, but they can also be pneumatic or even hydraulic,” said Valentin, who earned a degree in Public Administration from Flagler College while at JEA.
Valentin likes to explain the process of generating electricity when he works as a JEA Ambassador giving tours at NGS. He also participates in STEM events in schools. “I like Ambassador events that empower kids and lead them to do positive things,” he said.
Whatever the event, Valentin says he’s grateful to be able to put on his JEA Ambassador shirt and talk to the community. “I make sure my pants are pressed and I’m looking my best because I want to show people that JEA is a great company and I am proud to serve this community.”