Camden County Board of Commissioners
Community Outreach eNewsletter
Working Together to Make a Positive Difference in the Community
A Publication from the Office of the County Administrator - Issue 102-2019
Message from the County Administrator
Since Hurricane Season began on June 1st, all Camden County residents must make steps to plan ahead for potential tropical weather. Check out the 2019 Hurricane Guide for more information about how you and your family can be better prepared for this hurricane season.
Camden County departments, programs, and employees have been recognized for their hard work and achievements. The National Association of Counties (NACo) has once again recognized Camden County with an Achievement Awards for a program in our Planning & Development Department. Our FY 2019 Budget received recognition from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

This is in addition to recognizing the work of 38 Camden County employees and their achievement of reaching a milestone anniversary in 2018. The Information Technology (IT) Department and Kitty Schroeder of the Solid Waste Department were declared Shining Stars through a peer-nomination process.

We are pleased to inform you that District 1 Commissioner Lannie Brant recently became a Certified County Commissioner through the ACCG and the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government's Lifelong Learning Academy. Also noteworthy is the hard work of IT Director Louis Foltzer to receive the designation of a Local Government Chief Information Officer (LGCIO).

19 local residents recently completed our Citizens' Academy and I encourage you to take advantage of a future session. One of the best ways that citizens can get involved with our local government is by participating in this program.

Wishing you a wonderful Independence Day and a safe summer!

Yours for a better Camden,
Steve L. Howard, MPA, ICMA-CM, CPM, CPPO
County Administrator
Camden County Emergency Management Agency Releases 2019 Hurricane Guide
Camden County’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has released its 2019 Hurricane Guide. The online guide, available on Camden County’s website at, has information to help local residents prepare for hurricane season.  

Camden County Employees Recognized for
Excellence and Years of Service
Service Award Recipients

Camden County Employees were recognized for their years of service at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, that also included the announcement of two recipients of the Camden County Shining Star Award. Those recognized for their service included 38 employees that reached a 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, or 35 years of service milestone in 2018. 
Information Technology (IT) Department

The Shining Star Award offers Camden County employees the opportunity to spotlight the great work accomplished by a co-worker, department, or team of colleagues. This award recognizes and illustrates excellence as a County value. This year both an individual and a department were selected as the 2018 Shining Stars. Kitty Schroeder of the Camden County Solid Waste Department and the Camden County Information Technology (IT) Department were selected as the 2018 Shining Stars.

From Left: Commissioner Lannie Brant, Kitty Schroeder, Commissioner Ben Casey,
and Commission Chair Jimmy Starline.
Commissioner Lannie Brant Recognized
Commissioner Lannie Brant
ACCG, Georgia’s County Association, recently awarded Camden County District 1 Commissioner Lannie Brant with a certificate for successfully completing the core requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy.

For more than two decades ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia, have collaborated to offer supplemental training and educational tools in the Lifelong Learning Academy. With abundant courses to choose from, every county official has a tailor-made learning experience that allows them to excel in specific areas of expertise.

Spaceport Camden Named a Top Infrastructure Project in the United States
Global infrastructure strategy firm, CG/LA Infrastructure, has named Spaceport Camden to its Strategic 50 U.S. Infrastructure Projects list (PDF). The list identifies, selects, and ranks the priority infrastructure projects in the United States essential for creating jobs, competitiveness, and economic growth. All of the projects selected by CG/LA Infrastructure are positioned to harness strong support from throughout the government, labor, business, and the user community and all are projects that can, and should, start in 2019. 

Emergency Medical Services Recognized
From Left: Assistant Chief Charles Lowther, EMT/Firefighter Wesley Hutcheson, Paramedic Lt. Keith Brown, Chief Terry Smith, and Commission Chair Jimmy Starline

The Camden County Board of Commissioners designated May 19-25, 2019, as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week to recognize the importance of the quality emergency care provided by Camden County Fire Rescue.

Cindy Daniels Recognized as Employee of the Quarter
At their May 7, 2019, regular meeting, the Camden County Board of Commissioners recognized Cindy Daniels as Employee of the Quarter. This selection was made by the Camden County Government Employee Recognition Committee after receiving nominations from Camden County employees.

19 Local Residents Graduate from Citizens' Academy
From Left: County Administrator Steve Howard. Bob Nason, Wendy Barbe, Jim Barbe, Margaret Rose, Felicia Robinson, Commissioner Chair Jimmy Starline, Commissioner Ben Casey, Barbara Hahn, Commissioner Lannie Brant, Yvette Burch, Tyler Richardson, Jack Richardson, Hilarie Haack, Jack Richardson, Janice Casey, Deputy County Administrator Shawn Boatright, and Kevin Barkley.
Not pictured: Miriam Crespo, Kelvin Harris, Joseph C. Michaels, Kyle Rapp, Zachary Rodgers, and Cody Smith.
The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the recent graduation of 19 local residents from the Spring 2019 Citizens’ Academy Class. The graduation ceremony took place in Woodbine on Thursday, June 20, 2019. All graduates were presented with a Certificate of Completion.

Camden County Earns National Achievement Award
Camden County, Georgia has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. This year, NACo recognized Camden County’s Interactive Permits and Land Use Dashboard in the category of Information Technology. 

Camden County Emergency Management Agency
Conducts Hurricane Exercise 
On May 30th, the Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) activated their Emergency Operations Center for a hurricane exercise in preparation for the upcoming season beginning June 1, 2019. 

Camden County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that Camden County Board of Commissioners, Georgia, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. 

The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.

Louis Foltzer Earns Designation as
Local Government Chief Information Officer
The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that Information Technology Director Louis Foltzer has earned the designation of a Local Government Chief Information Officer (LGCIO). This is a joint certificate program between the Georgia Chapter of the Government Management Information Sciences (GA-GMIS) and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG). It is co-sponsored by the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).

Fireworks Safety
Kingsland By-Pass Phase I Update
The Kingsland By-Pass Phase I has been moving forward with construction in spite of the recent evening thunderstorms.

The original bridge section constructed over in the early 1970's over I-95 has been removed. In the interest of safety, this was performed at night, when there are lower traffic counts, by diverting all traffic onto the ramps.

New road sections are being constructed and traffic patterns will be continue to change until the road is completed.
With construction continuing, please slow down and watch out for crews and machinery as you travel through the project area. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) shares work zone safety information on their website. The estimated Phase I project completion is summer 2020.
Independence Day Festival
Employment Opportunities
Check out the Employment Opportunities page on the Camden County website to learn more about open positions and apply online.

Visit for more information.
Sign-up for CodeRED online at to receive emergency notifications and location-specific severe weather warnings. Notifications may be sent to cell phones or landlines and through email and text. The service is TDD/TTY compatible.
Extreme Heat Safety
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) program has information about how you can prepare for extreme heat situations. Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Remember that:

  • Extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning.

  • Older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat.

  • Humidity increases the feeling of heat as measured by a heat index.

Independence Day Closures
Camden County Government Offices, Courts, and Landfills will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019, for Independence Day. Offices and Courts will reopen with regular hours on Friday, July 5, 2019.
Upcoming Board of Commissioners Meetings
The Camden County Board of Commissioners will meet in regular session on:

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.

Visit the Calendar for more dates and information.
Our Commitment to You!

Our mission is to deliver defined county services with exceptional customer service and to do so in a financially sustainable and transparent manner.

Camden County 2033 is the premier coastal community of Georgia-beautiful and safe.

Camden County 2033 gas a strong regional economy and diverse job opportunities with four major pillars:
  • An active Naval Submarine Base;
  • A successful World-Class Spaceport;
  • Space tourism; and
  • a Technology Corridor.

Camden County 2033 has relaxed living with quality residential developments, and abundant leisure choices for all.

The Board of County Commissioners and employees of Camden County are committed to the following values:
  • Integrity,
  • Respect,
  • Service,
  • Accountability,
  • Teamwork, and
  • Balance.

District 1, Commissioner Lannie Brant

District 2, Commissioner Chuck Clark

District 3, Commissioner and Chair, Jimmy Starline

District 4, Commissioner and Vice-Chair, Gary Blount

District 5, Commissioner Ben Casey
Camden County Board of Commissioners
200 East 4th Street
P.O. Box 99
Woodbine, Georgia 31569