MEAG Power, Participant & Public Power News

Spring 2023

MEAG Power Recognizes 'Essential Connections' With Participants

In conjunction with the October West Point Board meeting, MEAG Power launched an outreach opportunity for employees to contribute directly to our 49 Participant communities.

MEAG Power is connected to our Participant communities by more than just the electricity and expertise we provide. We have essential connections on a personal, human level. Our Participant communities are made up of fellow Georgians, colleagues, neighbors and friends.

Essential Connections is an employee-driven and employee-funded initiative to strengthen the ties with our Participant communities through voluntary contributions of time and service. The program was started at the behest of employees who voiced their desire to serve our Participant communities in a meaningful way.

The MEAG Power Board Meeting held in West Point in October served as the program’s test event. MEAG Power employees bought supplies and raised money to benefit West Point Active Life, a community center for adults 55 and older. The center, which serves approximately 25-30 seniors daily, provides lunches and activities to promote health and community as well as monthly trips, dinners, and classes.

Employees contributed everyday household items such as paper products, health supplies, detergents, and kitchen supplies to help meet the needs of the West Point Active Life participants, many of whom have limited financial resources. In addition, employees raised $600 to be used for events and activities.


Steve Davis, center, gratefully accepted the supplies and check on behalf of West Point Active Life and related how meaningful the supplies and funds are to the hundreds of seniors who benefit from the center’s fellowship and activities.

MEAG Power CEO Jim Fuller and COO Steve Jackson helped deliver the contributions on behalf of the MEAG Power staff to Steve Davis of West Point Active Life.  Also in attendance at the presentation were West Point Mayor Steve Trammell and City Manager Ed Moon.


Jim Fuller led the MEAG Power group in presenting a check and supplies to James Edwards, CEO of Mitchell House of Hope, which provides homeless families safe haven in times of displacement, teaches self-sufficiency and -empowerment skills, and facilitates the possibility of permanent housing.

This inaugural outreach provided opportunities to learn, measure success, and help our team plan for future initiatives.

The most recent outreach was in Camilla, in conjunction with our April Board meeting. MEAG Power representatives met with leaders of the Mitchell County House of Hope to deliver collected donations and a check for $1,000. The House of Hope is a non-profit that provides emergency and transitional housing, counseling and life-skills training to individuals in need.

The team has already met with representatives in Sylvester, site of the October Board meeting, to plan the next Essential Connections initiative.

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    Jun. 24-25
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    Jul. 10-12
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