EMC Steering Committee
The Georgia EMC’s Steering Committee is a group of historically under-represented member-owners from across the state working together to provide education, support, and organizing tools to member-owners. The GEMC Steering Committee supports local community driven efforts to diversify EMC leadership, lower bills, work towards a just transition to clean energy, and ensure Georgia EMCs are adhering to the 7 Coop Principles. The Committee has a both/and approach and simultaneously works toward statewide reforms because we are stronger when we work together.
My name is Adrienne Fenner. I live in Dallas, Georgia, roughly an hour north of Atlanta. I am a former hospice chaplain, and currently own a life and wellness business called First Love Yourself, LLC. I am currently wanting to get involved with Electric Municipal Coalitions to build strong communities and fight climate change. My hope is to help people of color and others struggling financially with high energy bills.
My name is Andrea Young Jones and I live in the city of South Fulton. I am the Government Relations and Public Policy Director for Georgia WAND (Women’s Action for New Direction) and I am involved in the EMC Steering Committee because I believe it’s important to be involved. As a member you can influence the direction the EMC takes in producing energy for your community and allows you to advocate for renewable energy production – that protects the environment and is health conscious.
My name is Antoniette Moseley. I live in Hampton GA, and I’m a Project Manager with Georgia DOT. I believe it’s important to get involved to learn about how EMCs function. Being involved so far has provided me with knowledge of how an EMC is organized and my role as a resident and a customer.
It is also important for my community as I am now able to distribute and impart this knowledge to my neighborhood and my community. Being involved will also put me in a position to advocate for my community.
My name is Jewell Dobbs and I live in Covington, Ga. I am a workforce manager and I believe it’s important to me to learn more about Electric Municipal Coalition because of continuous rate increases and overall cost.
I am from the city of Fitzgerald, Georgia in Ben Hill County and am a retired U.S. Army Infantry Soldier. I now serve on my local Economy Development Board, Family and Children’s Service, American Legion and others. With a background in service, I’m excited to be a part of the EMC Steering Committee because I believe it will impact myself and many other people in my community.
I want the best for all Georgians. I am a resident of Fayette County and a native Georgian. My learned skills of strategic planning has led me to join this steering committee. I will mold consensus with the community and the board to have equitably policies for all.
Fenika Miller is an organizer, and activist with over three decades of experience in the political, private, and governmental sectors. Fenika is also the owner of Succeed Cowork – the first co-working community and entrepreneur incubator for women in Houston County. I want to empower Black people to lead and participate in their EMCs and ensure Flint is doing everything within its capacity to serve and contribute to a better quality of life for member-owners in our community.
I currently reside in Fayette county, but I was raised on a farm in Dublin, Georgia. I am a retired educator from Atlanta Public Schools and I want to ensure our community is represented on the Board of EMC. I believe I can make a difference by educating the community to attend meetings with their EMC or running to be a representative.
My name is Lisa Broadway and I am from Albany, GA. I help students establish their career and education. The reason I joined the EMC Committee is to stay in the know and to educate other EMC consumers.
My name is Richard Woods and I live in Albany, Ga. I am currently retired and the reason I’m a part of the EMC Steering Committee is because I’m interested in knowing the workings of my electrical provider. Most important to me are concerns like how do power companies come up with the rates, are all area rates the same and will my rates increase? I believe it’s important to stay informed and in the loop and I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve my community.
I am Tangela Perry from Dawson Ga. and my service provider is Sumter EMC in Leesburg Ga. I work for the Department of Defense DLA. Getting involved with Electric Cooperative is important to me because I would like for everyone in my community to know what’s going on with their electric bills and how we can reap some of the benefits that become available to us at all times.
My name is Ashley Dobbs and I’m from Covington, GA. I’m the Senior Pastor at Mt. Olive Baptist Church and I want to ensure that my community is represented in social concerns and benefit from all programs that strengthen our county.
Barbara Sims Collier is a retiree from the corporate world who uses her time to advocate education for the environment and clean energy. She is a member of the Climate Reality Project (Atlanta Chapter) and Board member of the Cobb EMC Forum. She advocates for clean and affordable energy solutions while supporting efforts of the Sierra Club. Collier believes that climate justice and the socioeconomic impact realized by marginalized communities is an important concern that must be kept front and center. Collier resides in Marietta, Georgia.
Jarriell Harvie is from Griffin, Georgia. He is currently a retired Michigan State Police. Mr. Harvie is involved in EMC work because he believes it’s vital that dependable and affordable utilities are available to all members of his community.
My name is Deborah Opie and I am from Douglasville, GA. I am currently a Senior Organizer with the Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund. Getting involved with Electric Member Cooperative is important to me and my community because of the role that EMCs play in rural areas. Businesses, homes, and schools deserve to have safe, dependable, and reliable energy that helps us meet our day-to-day necessities. Being a part of the EMC Steering Committee allows me to play a vital role in transforming my community by learning about the energy possibilities and holding our Cooperative accountable.
Linda I. Walden, MD, is from rural Southwest Georgia. A native of St. Albans, NY, she grew up in Sebring, FL and was one of the first African Americans to integrate the public school system there. Dr. Walden currently works with the VA and is a recipient of many awards and honors for her humanitarian efforts to improve the lives of others. She is committed to bringing about health equity and eliminating health disparities, and advancing cleaner air and clean energy. She feels the greatest investment one can make is to create a safe and healthy environment and equitable access to healthcare now and for future generations to come.
My name is Cynthia Griffin and I am currently employed with the Burke County School System as an Elementary School Assistant Principal. I have been working in the school system for the past 17 yrs in Burke County. I am an EMC customer and my parents were customers during my childhood. I want to understand the billing process, the available programs for seniors and get involved with the scholarship program.
Hello, my name is Terrelyn Wade and I live in Dawson, GA. I work in trucking and the reason I’m involved in the EMC Steering Committee is because I am concerned about the high cost of utilities and believe that benefits should be offered by the EMC Coop.
M.L. Lewis is a retired auto worker of the General Motors assembly line. Mr. Lewis is from Rochelle, a city in Wilcox, Georgia and serves as the chairman of the local Democratic party, as well as a member of the Wilcox County Health Board. He is interested serving as a member of the EMC Steering Committee because he wants to improve the life standards of his community.
My name is Tewonda D. Daniels and I live in Lee County, Georgia. I work in human resources and I’m involved in the EMC Steering Committee because I believe that as we face economic struggles, EMC’s, Georgia Power and local governments eat away at the income of many families who already struggle with maintaining rent and shelter for their families. I believe that we have to look at ways to make electricity more affordable, as well as going to green energy resources such as solar power and other sources.