2020 Youth Tour

Do you know a high school junior who loves to make new friends and travel? If so, tell them about our Montgomery and Washington Youth Tours.

This once in a lifetime experience provides opportunities for students to learn about the history of Alabama and the United States. They also learn about the cooperative form of business and the legislative process, not to mention they make lifelong friends! The best thing of all is that all the trips are FREE!

The 2019 Montgomery Youth Tour will be held March 10-12, 2020  At this event, more than 155 students and chaperones will tour many sites around Montgomery and will participate in a variety of leadership programs.

The 2020 Washington Youth Tour is sponsored in conjunction with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour that is held every June. This week long, annual event will bring more than 1,600 high school students across the nation to Washington, DC to tour various sites and meet members of the legislature. The Washington Youth Tour will be held June 19-25, 2020.

Goals of the program are to provide an opportunity for outstanding young people to:

  • Increase their understanding of the value of rural electrification.
  • Become more familiar with the historical and political environment of the nation’s Capitol through visits to monuments, government buildings and museums.
  • Visit elected officials to increase their knowledge of how the federal government works.

The deadline for essay submissions is January 15, 2020. If you would like more information about this program, please contact Sarah Hansen, our youth tour coordinator at s.hansen@cwemc.com or give her a call at 251-246-9081.

2020 EMPOWER Registration Now Open

ARE YOU A K-12 EDUCATOR? If you are a K-12 educator interested in teaching your students more about energy, EMPOWER is for you. This Energy Education Workshop provides an exciting opportunity to learn about electric generation and distribution, with a focus on energy education and fun ways to integrate it into your classroom, using curriculum…Continue Reading


If you are a dependent of a member of our local cooperative then you are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Electric Cooperative Foundation Scholarship. Your local cooperative has joined other cooperatives throughout the state of Alabama to create the Electric Cooperative Foundation. During the spring, the Foundation will be awarding scholarships across…Continue Reading

Annual Meeting

Clarke-Washington EMC has announced the 83rd Annual Meeting to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the new Jackson office located at 9000 Highway 43. All Clarke-Washington EMC members are invited to attend the meeting and enjoy entertainment by the Kendricks, food and drinks, and have a chance to win door prizes. Registration and entertainment will…Continue Reading

2019 EMPOWER Workshop

Nearly 260 educators from across Alabama and northwest Florida became the students for a week at the Empower Energy Education Workshop in June. Twelve educators in the Clarke-Washington EMC area were able to attend Empower and become empowered about energy education. “I had no idea that this workshop would be as ‘empowering’ as it was,”…Continue Reading

You Can Pay at the Bank

Clarke-Washington EMC is happy to announce that beginning August 1, BancorpSouth (formerly Merchants Bank) in Jackson will become a payment drop location for Clarke-Washington EMC electric bills. The branch, located at 1901 College Avenue in Jackson, is open Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (drive thru). Clarke-Washington EMC members can simply drop off…Continue Reading

Teens learn real-life financial lessons

On Thursday May 23, 2019, McIntosh High School students participated in the Your Money, Your Life program teaching them valuable lessons on real life finances. Your Money, Your Life helps young people understand the financial responsibilities they will face when they earn a living in the real world. Students were randomly given jobs and a…Continue Reading

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration

Board President, Dr. Carolyn Taite, cuts the ribbon as other board of directors and employees look on.   Members joined as Clarke-Washington EMC celebrated the official grand opening and ribbon cutting held Monday, April 22 at the new headquarters located at 9000 Highway 43 just north of Jackson. Members gathered around the front of the…Continue Reading

Grand Opening

  Clarke-Washington EMC announces ribbon cutting and grand opening for new headquarters on Monday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Clarke-Washington EMC officially opened for business on February 19. The new office is located at 9000 Highway 43 just north of Jackson. All members are welcome to join.Continue Reading