Amicalola EMC Donates $20,000 to the Development Authority of Lumpkin County

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Development Authority of Lumpkin County received a donation from Amicalola Electrical Membership Corporation (EMC) on Thursday, October 19, 2023.

The $20,000 donation is part of the $485,000 Amicalola EMC provided to high school scholarships, teacher grants, economic development groups, fire departments, food panties, and other community organizations throughout its service area.

In a local electric cooperative, like Amicalola EMC, every member owns the business. Once all operating expenses have been covered, the extra, unused funds paid in by the members of Amicalola EMC may be returned to the members as a capital credit refund.  State law will only allow these funds to be used for these approved purposed and will not allow the unclaimed refunds to be used to offset rates or pay power bills.

Amicalola EMC continues to be a strong supporter of the communities it serves.  While focused on providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Amicalola EMC continues to work for the sustainable development and improved quality of life for local residents.