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Georgia Power parent company sponsors two national conventions

July 14, 2018

NAACP National Convention

Southern Company, Georgia Power's parent company, was a “Partner Sponsor” of the 2018 NAACP’s National Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The partnership included sponsoring the Chairman’s Leadership Reception, which hosted over 100 attendees from companies and chapters from across the country.

Southern Company operating companies Georgia Power, Mississippi Power and Alabama Power also joined together to host a reception for their states’ delegates. The first-of-its-kind gathering showcased remarks from chapter presidents along with representatives from each of the utility companies.  Over 150 attendees heard about the long-term partnerships and community engagement taking place in the Southeast.

“To see our organizations operating together at not just a local level, but a national level was very gratifying, said Edward Dubose, Executive Director of Georgia NAACP.   “We can accomplish so much more across the states by leveraging the resources of the Southern Company.”

An estimated 10,000 visitors attended the four-day event that annually serves as a meeting ground for African Americans across the nation to discuss civil rights issues. The conference theme was “Defeat Hate. Vote.”  It included legal education seminars, youth workshops, federal legislation and public policy discussion, a hip-hop summit and diversity career fair.

National Urban League Conference

Southern Company was a “National Partner” of the 2018 National Urban League Conference held in Columbus, Ohio. The partnership included hosting the Chairman’s Leadership Reception.  Over 75 attendees from companies and Urban League chapters across the U.S. were on hand.

Georgia Power and Alabama Power joined together to host a special reception for their states’ chapters. Birmingham and Atlanta Urban League chapter presidents along with utility representatives, shared the great work being accomplished through these partnerships as well as plans for future community initiatives.

The theme for the four-day event held in August was “Save Our Cities: Powering the Digital Revolution.” Participants explored the role of cutting-edge technology in every aspect of today’s social and economic landscape, bringing together leading digital innovators in business and industry, government, community and the arts to confront the nation’s challenges and chart a path to success.