OUR SERVICE AREA

Central Electric Power Association serves
parts of a seven county region. 

ATTALA COUNTY

KEMPER COUNTY

LEAKE COUNTY

NESHOBA COUNTY

NEWTON COUNTY

RANKIN COUNTY

SCOTT COUNTY

LOCATIONS

HEADQUARTERS
CARTHAGE DISTRICT

(601) 267-5671

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
107 East Main Street
Carthage, MS 39051

MAILING ADDRESS:
Post Office Box 477
Carthage, MS 39051

PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT

(601) 656-2601

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
1045 Holland Avenue
Philadelphia, MS 39350

MAILING ADDRESS:
Post Office Box 120
Philadelphia, MS 39350

RANKIN DISTRICT

(601) 829-1201

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
653 Holly Bush Road
Brandon, MS 39047

MAILING ADDRESS:
Post Office Box 19
Sandhill, MS 39161

SEBASTOPOL DISTRICT

(601) 625-7422

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
16387 Highway 21 South
Sebastopol, MS 39359

MAILING ADDRESS:
Post Office Box 69
Sebastopol, MS 39359

GENERAL MANAGER

BRIAN LONG

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Joe Sanders               Mike Brooks
Earl Browning           Hanna Watson
David Boyd                Phillip Crosby
Pettey Leach             Danny Thornton
Max Loper                 Don Howington

KEY STAFF

DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION 
Jerrell Scott
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING 
Allyson Kirkwood
DIRECTOR OF RIGHT-OF-WAY
Mike Stewart
DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE
Greg Barrett
DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING
Casey Bell
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES 
Amy Shepard
DISTRICT MANAGER, PHILADELPHIA
Danny Burnett
DISTRICT MANAGER, RANKIN 
Mike Stubbs
DISTRICT MANAGER, SEBASTOPOL
Tim Stewart
DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
Aaron Akers
DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER ACCOUNTS & BILLING 
Richard Wilson
OFFICE MANAGER 
Fatie Horn
SAFETY COORDINATOR
Thomas Griffin

DISPATCH/MAPPING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
Dale Scott
PURCHASING AGENT 
Michael Brooks

OUR HISTORY

In the early 1930's America was facing a moment of crisis.  A great depression had rocked the nation to the threshold of economic disaster.  Rural communities were particularly hurt, and north Mississippi was impoverished with very little economic and social advancement in sight. 

One major problem faced by rural Mississippians was the lack of electricity.  Less than one percent of farms here had electric power.  The others did without, with little hope that investor-owned, for profit, power companies would ever provide service.  In 1933, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) was established due to the efforts of President Roosevelt.

The TVA has as a mission, the development of natural resources of the Tennessee Valley, the greatest of which was power.  TVA pledged to generate electric power and sell it at a reasonable cost to municipal owned and cooperatively owned power distributors.  In 1936, President Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act (REA) which was set up as a lending agency of the federal government to provide capital to finance electric generating plants, transmission lines, and distribution lines in rural areas.

In 1936, local rural leaders were still faced with the tremendous responsibility of organizing associations to borrow necessary funds to build the distribution systems that were needed and in 1937, Central Electric Power Association was formed.  Now, decades later, Central EPA continues to meet the needs of its member-owners and is ready to usher in a new era of electric utilities as the industry prepares for the future.   With the same hard work and commitment to low rates, superior service standards and to the communities we serve, Central EPA will continue to make a difference in Central Mississippi.