Cobb EMC dedicates auditorium to Bo and Mary Jean Pounds

Cobb EMC dedicates auditorium to Bo and Mary Jean Pounds

Cobb EMC hosted a ribbon cutting on Thursday, March 15 to dedicate the company’s newly-remodeled auditorium to Bo and Mary Jean Pounds in recognition of their lifetime of commitment to supporting and improving the community.

“Bo and Mary Jean Pounds were active and engaged members of Cobb EMC for more than five decades,” said Tripper Sharp, Chairman of Cobb EMC’s board of directors. “His leadership and dedicated efforts laid the groundwork for a strategic transformation of our cooperative.”

Bo and Mary Jean Pounds Auditorium Ribbon Cutting

During the dedication ceremony, the Pounds’ service to the community was remembered by friends and family and special guests including Georgia State Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick. After witnessing a terrible accident in the late 1960s and seeing the need for an area ambulance service, Bo Pounds built an emergency medical services company in Marietta that became one of the largest in the U.S. He is remembered across the nation for his tireless work ethic and for saving lives.

“Electric cooperatives were founded on seven principles, and one of those is concern for the community,” said Malcolm Swanson, Cobb EMC board member. “Bo and Mary Jean exemplified concern for our community and for the members and employees of Cobb EMC. As their namesake, the Bo and Mary Jean Pounds Auditorium stands as a landmark and reminder that at its core – our company is focused on its members.”

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