Camden CountyCamden County
Board of Commissioners
Community Outreach Newsletter
  "Working together to make a positive difference in the community."
 
  A Publication from the Office of the County Administrator - September 2010
In This Issue
A Message from the County Administrator
County Government Employee Award Winners
HOPE is helping to build "Justin's Miracle Field"
Showcase Camden County Photo Contest
Quick Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 WorkReady Community 
 Showcase Camden County Photo Contest 
 Click Here for HOPE Charity Committee Initiatives 
 Click here to view Camden County's 2010 Hurricane Guide 
 Storm Ready
 Code RED
Join Our Mailing List
UPCOMING
Board of County Commissioners Meetings 
September 7th
September 21st
6:00 pm 
 Government Services Complex
 200 East 4th Street
Woodbine, GA 31569
 
 
*County offices will be CLOSED on September 6, 2010 in observance of Labor Day.
"Great Customer Service is the Cornerstone of Every Successful Organization!"
 
Your Opinion Counts
Please click on the link below to complete Camden County's customer service survey.
Report A Concern 
Report A Concern
The Camden County Fix It Form will help us identify a problem in your area -- and fix it fast. Should a problem require urgent attention, please call us immediately. For a police emergency, dial 911. Otherwise, call (912) 576-5601.  
Free Prescription Discounts Cards Available to Camden County Residents
Discount Rx Card
Click on the image above to view more information about this service.
Adopt-A-Highway
 and help remove litter from Camden County's roadsides!
For additional information and to find out how you can adopt a highway, please click on the link below:
 
 Fire Prevention Week 
A Message from the County Administrator
Steve L. Howard, County Administrator
September marks the beginning of many changes to come for Camden County Government. Due to the resignation of Commissioner Stephen L. Berry, the Board of County Commissioners, in accordance with the County Charter, has appointed Jimmy Starline to serve as Commissioner for District 3 to fulfill the remaining term ending December 31, 2012. Mr. Starline has lived in Camden County for many years and is a local business owner. His residence is in District 3.
 
As a result of recent elections, Chuck Clark was elected to serve as Commissioner for Distict 2; Gary Blount was elected to serve as Commissioner for District 4. Both take office effective January 01, 2011.
 
Judge Martin Gillette swears in  Commissioner Jimmy Starline at the Special Called meeting on August 31, 2010.
Jimmy Starline
As always, I look forward to working with each of you as we continue to move Camden County forward!
 
Sincerely,
Steve L. Howard, CPM, CPPO
County Administrator
 
2nd Annual Employee Awards Ceremony
On Friday, August 20, 2010, Camden County Government's Employee Recognition Committee hosted the  2nd Annual Employee Awards Ceremony at the College of Coastal Georgia, Camden Campus. The theme for the night was centered around wellness.

Congratulations to all of the 2010 Camden County Government Award-Winners!

Departmental "Most Valuable Player" Award
The following were recipients of the Departmental MVP award:
 
Keri Moreland - General Government
Marilyn Sheffield - Tax Assessor
Cyrus Roberts - Solid Waste (C & D Site)
Gilmer Dixon - Solid Waste (MSW Site)
Jeremy Wright - EMS/Fire Rescue
Jodi Gregory - Public Works 
Amber Defore - UGA Cooperative Extension
 
 Other Awards:
 Bobbie Jo Tyler (Tax Commissioner)
Relay For Life All Star
 Bobbie Jo Tyler
 
Susan Conaway (Finance & Budget)
 Humanitarian
 Susan Conaway
 
Stephen Murdock (Camden County Fire Rescue)
 Helping Hand
 Stephen Murdock
 
Adam Kabasakalian (Strategic Planning)
 Thrifty Nickel
 Adam Kabasakalian
 
Connie Smith (Administration)
Shining Star (Customer Service)
Connie Smith
 
Shawn Harvey (Camden County Fire Rescue)
Rising Star (Future Leader)
Shawn Harvey
 
Marilyn Sheffield (Tax Assessor's Office)
Super Star
Marilyn Sheffield
 
William Brunson (PSA)
County Administrator's Teamwork Award
 William Brunson
 
Mike Fender (Finance & Budget) 
County Administrator's Leadership Award
 Mike Fender
 
Kathy Mitchell (Camden County Fire Rescue)
Employee of the Year

Kathy Mitchell

 

The Employee Recognition Committee would like to thank all of the sponsors for their generous contributions and support of the employees. Susan Conaway, Chair of the Employee Recognition Committee said, "Without the sponsors, this event would not have been possible. These are some extremely tough times and these individuals and organizations really came through for Camden County employees. We cannot thank them enough." This event was hosted at NO COST to the County.

Sponsors included Baila! Fitness, Brent Green, Calming Waters Spa, Chip Keene, Coastal College of Georgia, The Cumberland Financial Group, David L. Rainer, Get U Fit, Historic Riverview Hotel, Insurance Office of America, Katherine Nisi Zell, L. J. Williams, Lisa Hugueley, Lori VanNess, Moreland Altobelli Associates, Inc., Plants for a Day, Seagle's Caf´┐Ż, Southeastern Bank, Stateline Disposal, Steve L. Berry, Steve L. Howard, and Woodrow Sapp Water Management.
HOPE is helping to build "Justin's Miracle Field"
The Miracle League of Camden CountyCamden County Government's HOPE Charity Committee is dedicated to making a difference by supporting local charitable events and is currently supporting the initiative of raising money to help build "Justin's Miracle Field" in Kingsland. This field will enable children and adults with special needs to play baseball. On Saturday, August 14, 2010, the HOPE Charity Committee hosted a Boston Butt cookout/sale to assist in raising funds for this great cause. Thanks to the generous donations of our County employees and citizens, over $1,200 was raised! All the proceeds were donated to The Miracle League of Camden County! [Full Press Release...]
Showcase Camden County Photo Contest
Showcase Camden County Photo ContestCamden County's natural landscapes, historic beauty, and unique events provide limitless opportunities to capture through the lens of a camera. The Board of County Commissioners invites you to participate in the 2010 "Showcase Camden County" photo contest by submitting your best photos of the attractions that contribute to making Camden County "Georgia's Coastal Community of Choice!"
 
Get out and take your best shot!
 
As always, one of our goals is to ensure we are providing the citizens of Camden County information and a better understanding of current issues involving Camden County Government. I hope you enjoyed reading our monthly version of the Community Outreach newsletter and found it informative. I encourage and value your feedback and any input you may have to help us improve it in the future.  
 
Please let us know what you think by taking our SURVEY!
 
By working together Camden County can continue to be "Georgia's Coastal Community of Choice."

Meet Your Commissioners

Willis R. Keene, Jr. - Commissioner, District 1   Katherine Nisi Zell - Commissioner, District 2   Jimmy Starline, Commissioner - District 3   Charlene Sears - Commissioner, District 4   David L. Rainer - Commissioner, District 5
 
Our Commitment to You!
 
VISION
"Helping to make Camden County the best place to be by preserving and enhancing the history and quality of life while promoting smart growth and providing an efficient, effective and responsive government."
 
MISSION
It is the mission of Camden County Government to provide responsive, innovative, and cost effective services, promote smart growth, effectively communicate with the community, improve infrastructure and technology, preserve the health, welfare, safety, and environment while maintaining the outstanding quality of life that makes our county a desirable place to live and work.
 
VALUES
The Board of County Commissioners and employees of Camden County are committed to the following values: Integrity, Respect, Service, Accountability, Teamwork, and Balance.