Cobb EMC dedicates auditorium to Bo and Mary Jean Pounds

Cobb EMC dedicates auditorium to Bo and Mary Jean Pounds

(Marietta, GA – March 16, 2018) 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.”

Recent Stories

Do you know what’s using the most energy in your home? Whether your home is old or new, chances are you are spending more on...
Energy efficiency measures are often an easy way to make your home more comfortable and cut costs on your electric bill. We...
A budget can feel restricting when considering energy efficient upgrades for a home. Try these no-cost and low-cost tips to...
Cobb EMC linemen celebrate at the awards banquet, which was held to recognize winners in each division as well as overall...


Chat with us!

Have a question or just want to chat with a Cobb EMC member care representative?