In honor of the great legacy started by our first president, Georgia Power introduced the Preston Arkwright Award in 2016 to recognize a top volunteer that lives out our company’s standard of being “A Citizen Wherever We Serve.” This annual award is presented to a Georgia Power employee who goes above and beyond to embody the true meaning of citizenship.
Matt Goff, a forestry and right of way supervisor, was honored as the recipient of the second annual award in 2017 for his impact in the community.
During his 15 years at Georgia Power, Goff founded the first clay shoot fundraiser in 2009 to benefit Electric Kids, Inc., a Citizens of Georgia Power charity that provides assistance to the children of deceased or disabled employees. Through those efforts, he has raised nearly a half-million dollars for the charity and raised more than $90,000 in 2017 alone.
Finalists for the award were selected by a panel, and the winner chosen by employee voting. As part of the honor, Matt received a $5,000 donation to a non-profit of his choice and selected Electric Kids, Inc. as the recipient of the funds.
“I am humbled to be selected as this year’s Arkwright Award winner, as I feel that I am only one part of a fantastic group of people that serve our communities. To be able to share the story of Citizens of Georgia Power and how we have been able to give back to children in need has been incredible.”— Matt Goff, Forestry and Right of Way Supervisor, Georgia Power, Atlanta, Ga