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The Florida Chapter is a premier business organization for energy professionals in our state who are committed to supporting the mission of AABE. The chapter membership represents a variety of energy providers including NextEra Energy, Duke Energy, JEA, SECO Energy, Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), and Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU). Additionally, the Florida Chapter includes…
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The Florida Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE FL) is one of 38 active chapters in six geographic regions in the United States operating under the affiliation of the AABE National Association. AABE is an energy policy and educational organization whose members participate in every segment of the energy sector throughout the United States. Click here for more information on joining or renewing your membership.
AABE FL’s Focus Areas
AABE FL Chapter members engage in professional development, community outreach engagement programs and membership growth initiatives in the ever evolving-energy industry.
We are educating the next generation through a two-day workshop that give 8th – 12th students the opportunity to explore jobs in the energy industry.
We cultivate a future talent pipeline for the energy industry through the high school and college level scholarship program. AABE FL Chapter offers a scholarship program for high school seniors and a scholars’ program for college students. The scholars’ program can provide other scholarship funds, mentorship and internship opportunities for college students majoring in energy-related fields.
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AABE FL Chapter Committees are an important part of our chapter. Our committees are responsible for a number of key functions, including recruitment and events. AABE FL members are welcomed and encouraged to join one or more committees at any time. Please see more information regarding our committees below.
FL AABE Chapter encompasses four regions (NW, NE, Central and South). The Regional Coordinators are responsible for hosting at least one General Membership meeting, coordinate activities such as the Youth Energy Academy, Community outreach, BEAM projects and seek sponsors for mentioned activities.
The Membership Committee develops mechanisms to recruit new potential members and retain current members.
GOLF SCHOLARSHIP TOURNAMENT
The Golf Scholarship Tournament Fundraising Committee coordinates, collaborates, pursues sponsors and manages the annual Golf Tournament event for the success of the scholarship program.
The Scholarship Committee reviews minority student application who has expressed an interest in the STEM field, plans the scholarship awards ceremony, and keeps in touch with past AABE Scholars.
The Black Energy Awareness Month Committee is responsible for planning community events for Black Energy Awareness Month, which is observed every October.
The Communications Committee develops DC Chapter newsletter and plans educational and professional development events for members.
NOMINATION & GOVERNANCE
The Nomination & Governance Committee oversees the chapter’s election governance process of AABE FL and ensures by-laws and other official charter requirements are current.
LEGISLATIVE & POLICY
The LIPP committee educate members on legislative and public policy issues impacting the energy industry and community. Provide education and awareness to policymakers and constituents of impacts of policy and proposed policy.