News Quarterly | February 2022
GEFA board of directors elects new chairman
Lowndes County Commissioner Scott Orenstein was elected chairman of the GEFA board of directors. Read more
Communities receive financing for environmental infrastructure projects
The GEFA board of directors awarded $92 million to 17 Georgia communities for water, sewer, wastewater, and stormwater projects during its November meeting. Read more
Three communities awarded $12.4 million in grant funding
The Septic-to-Sewer Program awarded three communities $12.4 million in grant funding to help construct sewer system to enhance public health and prevent groundwater contamination. Read more
State Revolving Fund call for projects period ends February 28
The 2022 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) and Drinking Water SRF call for projects period is open through February 28, 2022. Read more
Biosolids Assessment and Prepared Study now available
GEFA completed the biosolids assessment and prepared study to evaluate the challenges and opportunities related to biosolids management in the state of Georgia. Read more
GEFA staff announcements
GEFA welcomed two new staff members.

  • Ashley Overton, project manager II
  • Antario Williams, project manager II
Staff highlight: Kris Anderson
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: Wisconsin

Q: Where did you go to college?
A: The University of Wisconsin-Madison for undergraduate and Georgia Institute of Technology for graduate school.

Q: What do you do for GEFA?
A: Energy Resources Director - overseeing the State Energy Program, the Weatherization Assistance Program, and the Fuel Storage Tank Program.

Q: How long have you worked for GEFA?
A: 11 years

Q: What has been your favorite project at GEFA so far?
A: My favorite aspect of my job is serving as the coordinator for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) emergency support function #12. It's very rewarding to be able to work with GEMA, other state agencies, and private sector energy providers to serve the state during disasters.

Q: What would we most likely find you doing on the weekends?
A: Hanging out with my family in Atlanta parks and along the Atlanta Beltline.

Q: What is your favorite memory from this past year?
A: Watching my two-year old son grow.

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: Back to Patagonia, which is where my wife and I went on our honeymoon.