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Leadership Breakfast: Tim Echols


Leadership Breakfast: Tim Echols

Join us for breakfast with Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols

7:30am Doors open

8:00am Talk begins

9:30am End

This event is $15 to cover the cost of coffee and light breakfast, or a $20 donation at the door. 

About the Speaker 

Shortly after graduating from the University of Georgia, Tim founded TeenPact, a training experience for high school students. The program began at the Georgia Capitol and now operates in 42 states having trained 50,000 students. After building TeenPact, Echols ran for and was elected to statewide office in 2010 serving as Public Service Commissioner.

When he took office, Georgia was 34th in solar power. Now, 9 years later the state is 10th in the nation in approved solar. Echols created the Clean Energy Roadshow that has traveled the state every summer for the last eight years. This educational event helps commuters, businesses and municipal governments evaluate alternative fuel for their transportation and residential use.

Echols has received the Trailblazer Award from the Nuclear Industry Business Council for his leadership in moving the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant forward. Tim has tried to lead by example. He added solar hot water heating to his Athens home just before being sworn-in. He bought a natural gas car, a propane van and has owned 3 electric cars.

Tim and his wife, Windy, have been married 36 years and they have seven children. He has 3 degrees from the University of Georgia and lives in Hoschton, Georgia.

What is the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC)?

The PSC is a five-member constitutional agency that exercises its authority and influence to ensure that consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably-priced telecommunications, electric and natural gas service from financially viable and technically competent companies.

For more information on the commission, visit



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Nope! Our Leadership Breakfasts are great for the whole family. Our only requirement is that you purchase a ticket BEFORE the event. We cannot accept cash at the door. 


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Here is a Google Maps link: or you can type “Center for Civic Innovation” into your navigation.

Center for Civic Innovation M Rich Building in Downtown Atlanta 115 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW Suite 304 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 CCI is located in the M.Rich Building on MLK between Peachtree St. and Pryor St. Our building has a green awning and is directly to the left of Jamrock Restaurant. When you enter the building, you will sign in with security and take the stairs or the elevator to the third floor. If you're driving:

There are multiple parking garages within a block of our address. The closest parking garage is directly to the right of our building. Parking will cost about $10-$15/day. If you're taking MARTA: We are one block south of the Five Points MARTA station. At the station, exit on the Peachtree Street side, turn right and continue on Peachtree Street, then turn left on MLK. We are one block down on the left side of the street.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Just shoot us an email! 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No need to bring a printed ticket. We will check you in at the door. 

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