Camden CountyCamden County
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Community Outreach Newsletter
  "Working together to make a positive difference in the community."
  A Publication from the Office of the County Administrator - October 2010
In This Issue
A Message from the County Administrator
Smoke Alarms: Up, Down and All Around
November General Election Reminders
Health Department - Kingsland Clinic Hours Decreased
Miracle League Silent Auction & Town Hall Meeting - October 7
Fishing Day for Senior Citizens
Georgia Florida Renewable Energy Expo
CCFR Raises $4,577 for MDA & "Jerry's Kids"
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 Fire Prevention 
A Message from the County Administrator
Steve L. Howard, County Administrator
Fall is officially among us and Camden County Government continues to strive to meet our strategic goals of ensuring that our citizens are provided excellent service.

I believe that the cornerstone of every successful organization is exceptional customer service."Customer service is not something you talk about - its something you demonstrate." During October 4-8, Camden County Government will participate in National Customer Service Week for the third year in a row. The employees of the Board of County Commissioners are dedicated to demonstrating our commitment to service. We understand the vital role customer service plays in providing a positive image for our organization. To show our appreciation and dedication to both our internal and external customers, all Board of County Commissioners' employees are required to undergo customer service training during National Customer Service Week. All Constitutional and independent Board run offices are invited to attend this training as well.

I am pleased to announce that the contract for construction of the Horse Stomp Church Road Interchange was recently awarded by the Georgia Department of Transportation to Seaboard Construction. This project should be underway soon and will take approximately two years to complete.

We also received great news from the JDA that the Altamaha Techinical Callege recently selected a site near Exit 7 on Interstate 95 in Camden County for its new campus. [Additional info...]

As always, I look forward to working with each of you as we continue to move Camden County forward!

Steve L. Howard, CPM, CPPO
County Administrator
Smoke Alarms: Up, Down and All Around - CCFR Reinforces Newer Smoke Alarm Recommendations
Fire Prevention LogoCamden County Fire Rescue (CCFR) will be partnering with the other local fire departments during Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9, to promote the campaign "Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!" in area schools.  Through these educational events, the county's children will learn more about the power of smoke alarms, along with several other topics relating to fire safety.   
"Many homes in our community may not have any smoke alarms, not enough smoke alarms, alarms that are too old, or alarms that are not working," says Chris Goebel, Fire Marshal of CCFR. "We want residents to understand that working smoke alarms are needed in every home, on every level, outside each sleeping area and inside each bedroom. And, if a smoke alarm is 10 years old or older, it needs to be replaced. Smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death in a fire."

To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Camden County, please contact the Camden County Fire Marshal's Office at (912) 729-3911 or (912) 510-4302. To learn more about "Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!," visit NFPA's Web site at

Registrar's Office provides November General Election Reminders
The last day to REGISTER to vote for the November General Election (November 2nd) is Monday, October 4, 2010.

EARLY VOTING begins September 20th and ends October 29th.

ADVANCE VOTING is the week of October 25th - October 29th at the Kingsland precinct, the South St. Mary's precinct, and in Woodbine at the Board of Registrars' office. Hours: 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday.

ABSENTEE VOTING is by request through the mail. A person can Absentee Vote without stating a reason. ALL ROLLOVERS (Elderly, Disabled, Military) are sent their Ballots as soon as the Ballots arrive.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010, is a General Election (You do NOT choose a party.) The hours of operation for all 14 precincts are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Camden County Health Department - Kingsland Clinic Hours Decreased
Public Health LogoBeginning October 4, 2010, the Kingsland Clinic will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays only, providing essential WIC and Immunization services. The Kingsland site will CLOSE Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Kingsland clients requesting services other than WIC and Immunizations will be transferred on an individual basis, and scheduled at the Woodbine Clinic or the St. Mary's Clinic, based on client preference.
Silent Auction & Town Hall Meeting - October 7, 2010
The Miracle League of Camden CountyIn an effort to raise funds and community awareness about The Miracle League of Camden County, members of the Board of County Commissioner's HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday) Committee will be hosting a Silent Auction and Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the College of Coastal Georgia (8001 Lakes Blvd, Kingsland) beginning at 6:00 p.m.
"We are very excited about this important event and encourage ALL those who are interested in this special community initiative to join us!" said Katie Bishop, Chair of the HOPE Committee. [Read on...]
Fishing Day for Senior Citizens
On Tuesday, October 19, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., all Senior Citizens are invited to come out to Camden County's Landfill for a morning of fishing, fellowship, and fun! This event is being sponsored by the Senior Center. Water will be provided.
Georgia Florida Renewable Energy Expo
The first annual Georgia Florida Renewable Energy Expo will be held on January 24, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the College of Coastal Georgia, Camden Center in Kingsland. Topics to be discussed include Renewable Energy Incentives, Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies, Practical Application of Solar Energy, and more!

If you are interested in attending this event, please complete the registration form by clicking on the link below, and mailing it to the Camden County Extension Office at the following address:
UGA Camden County Extension
P.O. Box 309
Woodbine, GA 31569

Camden County Fire Rescue raisies $4,577 for MDA & "Jerry's Kids"
Firefighters Pace, Doyle & Ross participate in the Fill-the-Boot campaign!
MDA Boot Drive 2010
During Labor Day weekend in September, members of Camden County Fire Rescue (CCRF) filled their fire boots out in the community with monetary donations to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). CCFR has participated in this event for several years. This year's boot drive brought in $4,557 for MDA! [Additional Info...]
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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! The deadline to submit photos is November 1, 2010.
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 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.  
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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!
"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."
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.
The Board of County Commissioners and employees of Camden County are committed to the following values: Integrity, Respect, Service, Accountability, Teamwork, and Balance.