Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Sawnee) is pleased to announce that it has been named the EMC of the Year in the state of Georgia.  On November 13, 2017, the Cooperative was presented with the 2017 Georgia EMC Community Service and Volunteerism Award by Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (“Georgia EMC”).  Georgia EMC selected Sawnee because of the many community services that it regularly provides throughout its seven (7) county service area.  


“Through a multitude of community programs, and in particular the success of the Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation, it’s not difficult to see the impact that Sawnee has had on the quality of life for thousands of members in every part of their service area,” says Bill Verner, Senior VP of External Affairs with Georgia EMC.


Since its inception in 2003, the Sawnee Foundation has been able to distribute almost $3 million in grants within the local communities — for food pantries, for charities, for schools, for teachers to implement new programs, emergency funds for members who suffer a home loss due to fire or natural disaster, for animal welfare charities, and many other worthy projects.


“We are so honored to receive this recognition, on behalf of the tireless efforts of the men and women that call Sawnee home each and every day, and on behalf of our members who enable us to do what we do,” states Michael A. Goodroe, President and CEO of Sawnee EMC.  


Sawnee EMC strives to be the very best electric cooperative in the nation and this award signifies that commitment, and confirms the cooperative principle of “concern for the community” in its’ actions.  Sawnee EMC will celebrate its 80th year of operation in 2018 and is honored to be an integral part of the communities within its service territory.


About Sawnee EMC

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. Sawnee serves electricity to approximately 174,800 accounts in seven (7) counties of greater north Georgia. Sawnee’s assets exceed $642 million, with energy sales of 3.37 billion kWh and annual revenue of $313 million. With a team of approximately 330 dedicated professionals and over 10,896 miles of distribution line, Sawnee stands ready at all times to meet the needs of its members/owners. SEMC strives daily to live up to their motto…

“At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service”.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


About Georgia EMC

Georgia EMC is the statewide trade association representing the state’s 41 electric membership cooperatives, Oglethorpe Power Corp., Georgia Transmission Corp. and Georgia System Operations Corp. Through this statewide network, the EMCs provide electricity and related services to 4.4 million people, nearly half of Georgia’s population, across 73 percent of the state’s land area.