WaterFirst Communities Program moves to GEFA
Georgia's WaterFirst Program joined GEFA on July 1, 2018. Previously managed by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, WaterFirst recognizes local governments for achieving excellence in water resources management.  Read more

Communities receive financing for environmental infrastructure projects  
The GEFA board of directors awarded $50 million to 19 communities for water, wastewater, and sewer infrastructure improvements during its May meeting in Tifton.   Read more

Diana Food makes Banks County, Georgia, its home in North America  
After two years and looking at 25 communities across the country, Diana Food picked Banks County, Georgia, for a new manufacturing plant and research and development facility.   Read more

Drinking water infrastructure needs survey and assessment  
Every four years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducts an infrastructure assessment of the nation's public water systems. The findings are used to allocate funding to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.   Read more

Georgia Environmental Conference registration now open  
Attendee registration is open for the 13th annual Georgia Environmental Conference----  the state's largest environmental conference. The conference hosts environmental professionals and industry leaders from all over the Southeast.   Read more

GEFA updates brand  
The Public Affairs Division updated the GEFA brand with a slightly refreshed and modernized appearance. The updated brand will continue to give GEFA its unique identity.
GEFA staff announcements
  • Alfreda Reynolds received a career path promotion to weatherization program manager 1. 
  • Loretta Boglo received a career path promotion to administrative assistant 2.
GEFA around Georgia
GEFA will exhibiting at conferences throughout 2018. Stop by and visit if you'll be at one of the events listed below.
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Conference & Expo: Savannah, Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, July 15-18
  • The Georgia Environmental Conference: Jekyll Island, Jekyll Island Convention Center, August 22-24
  • The Georgia Economic Developers Association Annual Conference: Savannah, Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, September 19-21
  • Georgia Association of State Facilities Administrators Fall Conference: Lake Lanier Islands Resort, September 23-25
  • Georgia Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference: Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain Park, September 30 - October 3
  • Georgia Rural Water Association Fall Conference: Helen, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, October 22-24
  • The Georgia Association of Regional Commissions Annual Training Conference:
    St. Simons Island, King and Prince, November 7-9
  • Biennial Legislators' Conference: Athens, UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, December 9-11