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 A Publication from the Office of the County Administrator - March 2012

In This Issue
A Message from the County Administrator
"A Community that Cares" Event - Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG
Georgia-Florida Renewable Energy Expo - March 22, 2012
National County Government Month to be held in April - "Healthy Counties, Healthy Families"
National County Government Month to be held in April - "Healthy Counties, Healthy Families"
National County Government Month to be held in April - "Healthy Counties, Healthy Families"
Egg Candling Class offered April 3rd - Sponsored by Camden County 4-H Poultry Club
Get our and take your best shot for the 2012 Shocase Camden County Photo Contest!


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Woodbine, GA 31569
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A Message from the County Administrator
Steve L. Howard, County AdministratorIt was an honor to join with the Camden Partnership, the Navy League of Camden County , and the Cities on Friday, March 16th at the annual "A Community That Cares" event welcoming  Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, to our community.  Strengthening military and community partnerships is of critical importance for quality growth in Camden County. 


Preparations for the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget are still currently underway. The 2013 Budget will prove to be one of the most challenging that the County has ever faced due to a contined pattern of declining revenues. The County will be forced to make some tough decisions as a result of the finanical strain that will be placed on the County.


I look forward to working with each of you as we continue to move Camden County forward in 2012. 


Yours for a better Camden,

Steve L. Howard, CPM, CPPO
County Administrator

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. Day Celebrated on Friday, March 16, 2012

Camden County Government participated in the annual "A Community That Cares" event at NSB Kings Bay on Friday, March 16, 2012. 


Chair David L. Rainer joined with the City Mayors to present Admiral Papp with a joint proclamation designating Friday, March 16, 2012 as Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. Day in Camden County.


 County representatives, Katie Bishop and Julie Swick, presented a scrapbook from Camden County to Admiral Papp at this special event.


County Seeking Volunteer Firefighters

Camden County Fire Rescue is excited to announce that it is now recruiting volunteer firefighters to be a part of the department. The volunteer firefighter program will be used to augment existing personnel to meet the needs of the community now and in the future.


The department has scheduled multiple recruitment drives for the month of April to reach out to the community. Visit the program website for the most current information: Other program details and incentives for volunteers will be explained during the recruitment drives.


Contact Fire Rescue Headquarters at (912) 729-3911 for questions about this program. 


View Recruitment Flyer

National County Government Month to be held in April - "Healthy Counties, Healthy Families"

The Board of County Commissioners will celebrate National County Government Month (NCGM) during the month of April to highlight county government programs and services to the public. The theme for this year's celebration of NCGM is "Health Counties, Healthy Families."  [View full press release]


Social Media Contest - Enter to WIN a Living Well Gift Basket!

One of the featured NCGM events includes a social media contest to win a "Living Well" gift basket to promote healthy lifestyles in our community.  The contest calls for participants to post photos on the County's Facebook page of themselves, family, or friends being active by participating in a sport, exercising, or eating healthy foods to promote their healthy lifestyles and hobbies. The contest drawing will be held on Monday, April 30, 2012. The winner will be notified via the County's Facebook page. The gift basket is being sponsored by generous donations and is not County funded.


View Event Poster

NCGM Digital Healthy Recipe Book

The County is accepting submissions for healthy recipes that will be complied into a digital "Living Well" recipe book available to the public. Healthy recipes should be emailed to [email protected], posted on the County's Facebook page wall, or mailed to Board of County Commissioners, Attn: NCGM Recipe, P.O. Box 99, Woodbine, GA 31569. Once the recipes are compiled, the digital "Living Well" recipe book will be available for online viewing by June 2012.

Egg Candling Class offered April 3rd - Sponsored by Camden County 4-H Poultry Club

The Georgia Department of Agriculture's Egg Candling Inspector, Lee Lancaster, will conduct a four hour certification class on April 3, 2012 from 10am to 3pm at the Woodbine City Hall.


The information and training received in the lecture will prepare participants for the written examination as well as the hands-on candling evaluation at the end of the day.


Contact the Camden County Extension Office to register: (912) 576-3219. 

Get out and take your best shot for the 2012 Showcase Camden County Photo Contest!

The "Showcase Camden County" Photo Contest calls for photographers to submit their best photos of Camden County, Georgia to include its activities, people, attractions and events, as well as historic and scenic locations. Camden County's natural landscapes and unique events provide limitless creative inspiration to individuals that enjoy seeing the world through the lens of a camera. 


The 2012 contest calls for photos to be submitted under one of four categories:

  • Landscapes
  • Nature/Wildlife
  • Transportation
  • Current Events/People 

One winner per category will be awarded. Each winning category participant will receive a $50 Visa gift card. An overall photograph will be chosen among all of the submitted photos of each category. The overall winner will receive an additional $100 Visa gift card. Gift card prizes are not County funded and are generously donated by sponsors.


The deadline to submit photos is Friday, November 9, 2012. Detailed information regarding the photo contest & rules can be found by clicking the link below:


 "SHOWCASE CAMDEN COUNTY" Photo Contest 2012
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. We hope you enjoyed reading the monthly Community Outreach newsletter and found it informative. We encourage and value your feedback and any input you may have to help us improve it in the future.  

By working together Camden County can continue to be "Georgia's Coastal Community of Choice."

Meet Your Commissioners


Commissioner Chip Keene, District 1     Commissioner Chuck Clark, District 2     Commissioner Jimmy Starline, District 3     Commissioner Gary Blount, District 4     Commissioner David L. Rainer, District 5

     Willis R. Keene, Jr.       Chuck Clark           Jimmy Starline            Gary Blount          David L. Rainer

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