CCG Insight Newsletter

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Welcome and

Congratulations to our

New Hires, Promotions and Retirees for June 2023

New Hires


Jerome Turner Jr.

Chief Administrator

Camryn Calhoun

Cooperative Extension

Kisha Faulk


Jason Burnett


Jonathan Smith


Jerry Tharpe


Sylvester Parker

Municipal Court

Lisa Davis-Willis

Jameisha Todd

Parks & Recreation

Patrick Hall

Jake Denamur

Marqui Jackson

Leonard Hammock

Police Department

Chastity Thomas

Andrea Burton

Stoney Mathis

Matthew Buck

Alexandria Cleland

Xavier Perez

Public Works

Anthony Showers

Valentino Wise

Christopher Wooley

Recorder's Court

Mikela Hall

Shandra Harrison


Autumn Abercrombie

Jerry Oates

Superior Court

Alexia Rivera

Cheyenne Wright

Trade Center

Torres Marcos


John Greene


Chief Administrator

Syfrenia Frazier

Marci Norris


Matthew Hopkin

Information Technology

Dakota Reyes

Parks and Recreation

Kathleen Bartlett

Police Department

Christina Baum

Alexis Benjamin-Graham

Public Works

Chauncey Williams


Larcessa Holloway



Marshall Upshaw

Public Works

Kenny Savell

CCG Information Corner

Please click the link below to view the City of Columbus Resource List.

City of Columbus Resource List

2022 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Rollover Funds Available for Medcom Participants.

If you expected any FSA rollover funds from the 2022 plan year, you should receive an email notifying you of the rollover amount from Medcom any day. *


If you are expecting rollover funds but did not elect FSA for the 2023 plan year, a card has been ordered and you should receive an email notifying you of the amount.


If you did elect FSA in 2022 or 2023, this does NOT apply to you. For questions concerning FSA account(s), please contact me or NFP at 844-505-9158 or Medcom at 800-523-7542. 

Please the link below to view the TASC Universal Benefit Account: Participant Reference Guide

Participant Reference Guide

Risk Management has added a new urgent care facility to our MCO Initial Treatment Provider List! 

Piedmont Urgent Care has two locations to serve our employees for their work-related injuries:

Piedmont Urgent Care – Uptown

101 13th Street, Suite 200

Columbus, GA 31901


HOURS: Monday-Friday 8A-8P






Piedmont Urgent Care – Blackmon Rd.

7301 Blackmon Road

Columbus, GA 31909


HOURS: Monday-Saturday 8A-8P

Sunday 8AM-5PM

This information has also been updated on the Risk Management web page

USIS Training for

Entering Claims: 

If anyone needs training or a refresher for entering WC claims in the USIS system, please contact Lauren Vance, Risk Management. 

Workplace Safety Tip:

Report unsafe conditions to your supervisor- Your supervisor needs to be informed about any workplace safety hazards or risks. They are legally obligated to make sure their employees have a safe working environment. Unsafe conditions will be taken care of and made safe for you and your coworkers.

Tickets at Work – For free access to 20-60% off on movies, hotels, theme parks & attractions, shows, concerts, sporting events, retail and more, create an account at

How to get started: Visit the link, become a member, enter company code, or work email address to create an account

Use Our Company Code: COLGA

and start saving on:

  • Work From Home Essentials

  • Streaming Services: Disney+, Showtime and more

  • Entertainment: Attractions, Shows, Sporting Events, and Concerts.

  • Hotels and rental cars
  • Sam’s Club Memberships – over 40% off

  • Education & Enrichment: Language Learning, Audiobooks and more

  • Health & Wellness

  • Financial Services

  • Insurance, Home Security and Protection Services

  • Food & Wine

  • Online Shopping: Walmart, Walgreens, Macy’s

  • Financial Services
  • Pet Supplies

  • Home Office: Electronics, Laptops and more

  • And so much more!


Click on the animals below to view the available adoptable pets!



Small Animals

CCG Employee Spotlight

Employee Safety Spotlight:

As part of our commitment to safety in the workplace, we would like to acknowledge employees who demonstrate safe behaviors on the job. If you have an employee that has shown superior safety practices, please let us know and we will highlight them in the Insight Newsletter! Please email the employee’s name, a photo, and how they showed safety practices to Lauren Vance, Risk Management. 

May 5th, 2023, CFEMS honored sixteen (16) 2022 retirees for their years of dedicated service: FF Richard Anderson, Capt. Jasper Arrington, Sgt. Phillip Baker, Lt. Monica Carstarphen, Capt. Paula Carter, FFEMT Michael B. Clay, FF Marilyn Clemmons, BC Thomas Faulkner, FM Joseph Fetty, Capt. Ricky Fisher, Lt. Oscar Gregory, Jr., DC Mike Higgins, FF Reginald Hughley, Capt. Brent Morris, Sgt. Kevin Nixon, and Lt. Steven Younce. 


Also recognized was CFEMS 2022 Exemplary Service Award winners:


Lifesaving Award-Lt. Bobby Southerland, Jr., Lt. Brad Jordan, Sgt Dylon Watson, FF Jesse Mooney, and FF Mitchell Pehl;


Leadership Award-Sgt. Hunter Kinsman.


Chief’s Award of Excellence-BC Brice Patterson.


Officer of the Year-Capt. Danny Anderson.


Firefighter of the Year - FM Tyler Mixon.



Congratulations to all retirees and award recipients.  

CCG Past Events

Columbus Fire and EMS held their 2nd Annual Awards Gala.  

CCG Upcoming Events

For more information on

Juneteenth Events/Tickets, please click the link below.


June Health Observance

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June Observance

National Children's Day will be Sunday, June 11, 2023

Click here to learn the History of National Children's Day 

Father's Day will be Sunday, June 18, 2023

Click here to learn the History of Father's Day
Click here to learn the History of Juneteenth

June is National Safety Month and it’s our time to focus on how we can keep our environment safe and free from dangers. It is a time to reflect on our working conditions and how we can create a safer environment. We all know that June in our great city is HOT! Here are some Summer Safety Tips to help us all beat the heat!

  • Stay Hydrated – Dehydration is a huge concern during the summer months, and we lose a lot of water when it’s hot. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.


  • Protect Your Skin – One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70 and more than two people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour. Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply sunscreen every two hours or after swimming or sweating.


  • Eye Safety – The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light can harm the eyes. Sun damage can occur to the eyes at any time of the year. Wear sunglasses year-round whenever you are out in the sun and make sure the sunglasses will block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB light.

Recipe Corner

June Seasonal Produce Guide











Sweet Peas









Click on the names below to view the Recipes

Cherry Frozen Yogurt

Cucumber Salad

Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

Strawberry Arugula Quinoa Salad

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