State employees helped foster children through Christmas Kids Campaign   

Governor Kemp's office and state agencies partnered with Clark Howard's Christmas Kids and the Georgia Department of Human Services' Division of Family and Children Services to help bring holiday cheer to children in need. The generosity of state employees provided more than 1,000 foster children with presents to open on Christmas morning. 
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Communities receive financing for environmental infrastructure projects       

The GEFA board of directors awarded $7.6 million to nine communities for water, wastewater, and sewer infrastructure improvements during its November meeting.  Read more
The Georgia Energy Report is now available       
The 2019 Georgia Energy Report, which discusses energy-related trends across Georgia and the U.S., is now available.   Read more
State Revolving Fund call for projects period ends January 31      
The 2020 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) and Drinking Water SRF call for projects period is open through January 31, 2020.  Read more
City of Jefferson rewarded for its water stewardship
The city of Jefferson received its WaterFirst designation on December 16, 2019, during a ceremony at the monthly City Council meeting.  Read more
GEFA staff announcements   
The following staff members received career path promotions.
  • Shelina Ali - promoted to senior financial analyst
  • Charlette Brown - promoted to senior compliance auditor
  • Wan Yi Chen - promoted to accounts payable accountant III and payroll administrator  
  • Ben Cowart - promoted to senior external affairs manager
  • Amanda DeVore - promoted to public relations manager III 
The following staff members received certificates of completion.
  • Susan Lucki - certified public manager, Carl Vinson Institute of Government
  • Ben Cowart - Georgia Academy for Economic Development
GEFA has nothing but well wishes for Jeffrey Frye who recently accepted a new job opportunity as a weatherization technician with Ninth District Opportunity Inc.
GEFA around Georgia
GEFA will be exhibiting at conferences in 2020. Visit with us if you'll be at one of the events below.
  • Georgia City-County Management Association Spring Conference: Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, March 18-20
  • Association County Commissioners of Georgia Annual Conference: Savannah Convention Center, April 24-27
  • Georgia Rural Water Association Annual Conference: Jekyll Island Convention Center, May 12-14
  • Georgia Municipal Association Annual Convention: Savannah Convention Center, June 26-30
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Conference & Expo: Savannah Convention Center, July 12-15
  • The Georgia Environmental Conference: Jekyll Island Convention Center, August 26-28
  • The Georgia Economic Developers Association Annual Conference: Hyatt Regency Savannah, September 16-18
  • Georgia Association of State Facilities Administrators Fall Conference: TBD
  • Georgia Rural Water Association Fall Conference: TBD
  • The Georgia Association of Regional Commissions Annual Training Conference: TBD
  • Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators: Athens, UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, December 6-8