Bartow County rewarded for its water stewardship 
Bartow County officially received its WaterFirst designation on March 11, 2020, during a public meeting with County Commissioner Steve Taylor.  Read more

Communities receive financing for environmental infrastructure projects       

The GEFA board of directors awarded $41.3 million to eight communities for water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure improvements during its January meeting.  Read more
GEFA Annual Report is now available       
GEFA's accomplishments during the last fiscal year are outlined in the 2019 Annual Report.
GEFA staff announcements   
The following staff received 2019 Faithful Service Service Awards for their dedication to serving the citizens of Georgia. 
  • 5 years - Gerald Wade
  • 20 years - Glendale Jones
  • 25 years - Jammie Harden, Derek Sands, Rick Strickfaden

Ansley Jones, program manager III, received the GEFA Performance Award. The award recognizes exemplary performance by an individual who consistently excels in their work, demonstrates integrity, and has a strong commitment to GEFA's mission and values. She also received a career path promotion to program manager III.

GEFA welcomed a new staff member - Jamarrie Parks, weatherization program manager II.  

Sarah Oken received her Project Management Professional certificate.

GEFA has nothing but well wishes for staff members who recently accepted new job opportunities.
  • Martha Douglas, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Andrea Schroer, weatherization assistance program manager, National Association for State Community Services Programs
GEFA around Georgia
GEFA will be exhibiting at conferences in 2020. Visit with us if you'll be at one of the events below.
  • Association County Commissioners of Georgia Annual Conference: Canceled
  • 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
  • Georgia Rural Water Association Annual Conference: Jekyll Island Convention Center, August 4-6 (Rescheduled) 
  • 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: Helen, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, October 26-28
  • 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