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About Us

Jackson EMC Committed to Community

Jackson EMC is a member-owned and member-governed cooperative. By the very makeup of our more than 230,000 members, we represent and serve a vibrant and diverse community. Our corporate voice represents the values we support as citizens of that community. As we have for over 80 years, we stand by the cooperative principles, especially our seventh cooperative principle: Concern for Community.  

Right now, racial discord is causing our community great pain. When our community is hurting, we are hurting. Our community needs healing that will only be achieved through open hearts, open minds, and a willingness to listen and take peaceful, purposeful steps toward understanding. 
Our cooperative actively opposes discrimination in every facet of our business. And we believe everyone should enjoy fair treatment and equal justice. Just saying it doesn’t make it happen, though.  We ask you to use your voice and engage in your community in a purposeful and positive way. Working together, cooperatively, we can achieve lasting and meaningful change. 


Chip Jakins 
President & CEO 



Your Power, Your Community

Jackson EMC was founded in 1938 on the belief that by working together, we could improve the quality of life for residents of Northeast Georgia through the power of electricity. That idea hasn’t changed, and a Jackson EMC membership still costs the same today as it did then - $5.

Today, the meters we serve has grown to more than 234,000, but our commitment to the members we serve, and our community, remains the same. As we look to the future, we rely on our Vision, Mission and Values to keep us on track.

Our Vision:

One thing that defines us is our Vision – To be the best, forward-thinking, innovative energy supplier providing a friendly and fulfilling work environment. That’s what we aspire to and work toward.

Our Mission:

Another thing that defines us is our Mission – To exceed our members' expectations with reliable, courteous and personalized service. It’s the way we operate every day. 

Our Values:

What guides everything that we do are our Values

We Care About:
Our MembersOur Employees
Our CommunitiesOur Performance
Open and Honest CommunicationThe Spirit of Cooperation


Fast Facts

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