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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Assessors Office Launches Redesigned Website

The Camden County Board of Assessors are pleased to announce the launch of their redesigned website.

With assistance from Assessors Office staff, www.camdencountymaps.com, was developed by Schneider Geospatial.

“I invite everyone to take an opportunity to visit the site and look around,” said Chief Appraiser Brian Bishop. “We...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

$34,000 Grant Awarded for Election Expenses

At their October 6, 2020, regular meeting teleconference, the Camden County Board of Commissioners accepted a grant from the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) to ensure a safe and secure election as a result of COVID-19.

The $34,195.50 in funding will be used for specific administrative costs associated with the election.

"We are receiving a record number of absentee ballots which require additional staff hours to process,” said Elections Supervisor Shannon Nettles. “...

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Full Press Release (PDF) Elections & Registration
Posted on: September 17, 2020

National Voter Registration Day Recognized

After their recent regular meeting teleconference, the Camden County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing Tuesday, September 22, 2020, and the fourth Tuesday of every September, as National Voter Registration Day.

Staff members of the Camden County Board of Elections and Registration (BoER) are joining thousands of national, state, and local organizations by participating in events and activities recognizing National Voter Registration Day.

“We are excited...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Public Notice: Absentee Ballot Request Portal Opens

The Camden County Board of Elections & Registration (BoER) is pleased to announce a new opportunity for registered voters to request an Absentee Ballot for the November 3rd General Election.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger opened the Absentee Ballot Request portal in late August. On the new site, https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov, Georgia voters with a driver’s license or state ID card are able to request an absentee ba...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Take Action during Winter Weather Preparedness Week

December 7-11, 2020, is Winter Weather Preparedness Week and Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) encourages all Camden County citizens to learn how to take proper precautions for possible inclement weather emergencies.

“Although we do not experience much severe winter weather in Camden County, we want to encourage all residents to plan and prepare for the possibility,” said Camden County EMA Director Chuck White. “We’re hopeful these tools will enable our citizens to pr...

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Full Press Release (PDF) Emergency Management Agency
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Take Action during Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is joining with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) to encourage local citizens to take time to learn more about staying cyber secure.

“Cyber Security Awareness Month is a great opportunity for Camden County citizens to learn how to protect themselves before a cyber-attack occurs,” said Camden County EMA Director Chuck White. “We encourage preparedness for all emergencies and taking the ...

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Full Press Release (PDF) Emergency Management Agency
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Camden County Residents Encouraged to Take Action during National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) urges all Camden County citizens to take time to prepare for natural disasters and emergencies.

With the theme of “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today,” the goal of National Preparedness Month is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, ...

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Full Press Release (PDF) Emergency Management Agency
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Citizen Input Requested for Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is working to update the Camden County, Georgia Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The updated plan seeks to better protect the people and property of the county from the effects of natural and human caused hazards and to maintain eligibility for mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As part of the plan...

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Full Press Release (PDF) Emergency Management Agency
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Improved Firefighting Equipment Returning to Little Cumberland Island

Camden County and other partners work together to return updated firefighting equipment to Little Cumberland Island.

Recently Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and Camden County Fire Rescue (CCFR) joined with the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) to provide enhanced firefighting capability on Little Cumberland Island through updates to an existing water bu...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Camden County Receives Certificate of Achievement

Government Finance Officers Association awards Camden County a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Camden County for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Camden County to Maintain Tax Millage Rate

Unincorporated Service Area Rate to Decrease by 15.15%

The Camden County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to maintain the existing millage rate of 15.79 mills, a decrease of 0.15% below the rollback millage rate of 15.814. The millage rate for unincorporated Camden County will be lowered t...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Camden County Fire Rescue Graduates New Firefighters

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that seven members of Recruit Class 2020-05 have completed their Basic Firefighter requirements.

Ulysses Carswell, Jeremy Griffin, Cody Herrin, Daniel Lalkas, Matthew Liddell, Brett Miller, and Erik Wright were recognized at a graduation ceremony held last week along with Doug Flowers and Devin Kennedy of the St. Marys Fire Department.

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Kitchen Fire Safety Highlighted during Fire Prevention Week

Camden County Fire Rescue (CCFR) is joining the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in celebrating October 4-10, 2020, as Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.  

According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

New Ambulances to Join Camden County Fire Rescue Fleet

At their August 4, 2020, regular meeting teleconference, the Camden County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of two Custom AEV Type 1 Units. These are the first two of the five total new ambulances that are included in SPLOST VIII.

“We continue to be thankful to the Board of Commissioners for their support of Camden County Fire Rescue,” said Camden County Fire Rescue Chief Terry Smith. “Their commitment to upgrading our ambulances through SPLOST funds h...

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Full Press Release (PDF) Fire Rescue
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Camden County’s Tarboro Community Receives Over $670,000 in Improvements

The Camden County Board of Commissioners have completed upgrades to a new parking lot for the Mary B. Smart Park located on New Post Road in the Tarboro area of northwestern Camden County.

This follows the construction of the new Firehouse 18 that opened in September 2019.

“We are so happy to complete this parking lot for Tarboro residents and are thankful for their patience during this period of construction and upgrades,&rdqu...

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Full Press Release (PDF) Fire Rescue
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Improved Firefighting Equipment Returning to Little Cumberland Island

Camden County and other partners work together to return updated firefighting equipment to Little Cumberland Island.

Recently Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and Camden County Fire Rescue (CCFR) joined with the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) to provide enhanced firefighting capability on Little Cumberland Island through updates to an existing water bu...

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Full Press Release (PDF) Fire Rescue

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Camden County Recertified as a Class 6

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that Camden County received recertification of its current rating as a Class 6 in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).

In 2020, Camden County successfully achieved a five-year designation as a Class 6 and the floodplain management activities implemented qualify unincorporated Camden County residents for a 20 percent discount on flood insurance premiums for NFIP policies i...

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Full Press Release (PDF) Flood Protection

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

$34,000 Grant Awarded for Election Expenses

At their October 6, 2020, regular meeting teleconference, the Camden County Board of Commissioners accepted a grant from the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) to ensure a safe and secure election as a result of COVID-19.

The $34,195.50 in funding will be used for specific administrative costs associated with the election.

"We are receiving a record number of absentee ballots which require additional staff hours to process,” said Elections Supervisor Shannon Nettles. “...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Camden County Releases 2020 Annual Report

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to release their 2020 Annual Report. This report summarizes several accomplishments achieved by Camden County government during 2020.

“Even with the obstacles brought by the COVID-19 Pandemic, I am proud of our activities and endeavors in 2020 and am eager to see what is in our future as we continue to work together in 2021,” said County Administrator Steve Howard. &...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

2020 Showcase Camden County Photo Contest Winners Announced

The Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Showcase Camden County Photo Contest.

The Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Showcase Camden County Photo Contest. This year, thirty-six entries from fourteen applicants were submitted in the following categories: Landscapes, Nature/Wildlife, Sunrise/Sunset,...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Board of Commissioners Adopts Legislative Priorities

At their January 12, 2021, regular meeting, the Camden County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2021 State Legislative Priorities for Camden County.

This list, created with guidance from staff and the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), details legislative concerns in which the county has a vested interest.

“We feel it is important for us as the Camden County Board of Commi...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Commissioners Adopt 2021 Action Agenda and the 2021-2026-2036 Strategic Plan

The Camden County Board of Commissioners adopted the 2021-2026-2036 Strategic Plan and 2021 Action Agenda at their January 12, 2021, regular meeting.

The Strategic Plan is a five-year, outcome-based set of goals with specific issues and projects that need to be addressed by the County, all with measurable objectives.

“Through the vision and leadership of the Board of Commissioners and their co...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Board of Commissioners Reorganization

Tonight at a special called meeting, the Camden County Board of Commissioners elected a Chair and a Vice-Chair for 2021.

Each year before their first meeting, the Board of Commissioners selects the Chair and Vice-Chair of the County Commission to serve a one-year term. District 4 Commissioner Gary Blount was elected as Chair and District 5 Commissioner Ben Casey was elected...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Camden County Welcomes New Facilities Maintenance Director

Camden County Administrator Steve Howard announces Matthew Zink as the new Facilities Maintenance Director. In this role, Mr. Zink is responsible for the repair and maintenance of county buildings and facilities.

“We are pleased to welcome Matt to Camden County Facilities Maintenance,” said County Administrator Steve Howard. “He brings a wealth of experience from his service in the U.S. Navy to the citizens of Camden County.&rdquo...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Camden County Recertified as a Class 6

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that Camden County received recertification of its current rating as a Class 6 in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).

In 2020, Camden County successfully achieved a five-year designation as a Class 6 and the floodplain management activities implemented qualify unincorporated Camden County residents for a 20 percent discount on flood insurance premiums for NFIP policies i...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Public Notice: Refuge Road Intermittent Closures

Refuge Road in west central Camden County will have lane closures and intermittent temporary road closures for side tree trimming.

The entirety of Refuge Road, between US Highway 17 and Georgia Highway 252, will be impacted by this work. Due to safety reasons some areas will have a temporary road closure, causing delays. Traffic may be held for 7-11 minutes during these temporary roa...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Health District Temporarily Pauses Scheduling for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

Public is Asked for Continued Patience as Vaccine Program Expands

Health Departments in all Coastal Health District counties have received an overwhelming response from residents ages 65 and older interested in COVID-19 vaccination. Based on the number of calls taken to date, health departments in all eight counties hav...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Expands to Adults 65+ and First Responders on Jan. 11

Appointment scheduling begins Thursday, Jan. 7

Beginning January 11th, COVID-19 vaccination in the Coastal Health District will be available to adults age 65 and older, their caregivers, and emergency first responders. Vaccination of healthcare workers is already underway and will continue. There is n...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Public Notice: Refuge Road Intermittent Closures

Refuge Road in west central Camden County will have lane closures and intermittent temporary road closures for side tree trimming.

The entirety of Refuge Road, between US Highway 17 and Georgia Highway 252, will be impacted by this work. Due to safety reasons some areas will have a temporary road closure, causing delays. Traffic may be held for 7-11 minutes during these temporary roa...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Over $1.8 Million Approved for Camden County Road Projects and Equipment

At their recent regular meeting teleconference, the Camden County Board of Commissioners approved over $993,000 in paving and equipment purchases.

This follows the August 2020 approval of over $222,000 in paving and over $621,000 in improvement projects for seventeen (17) roads across unincorporated Camden County. 

“We are thankful for the support of the Board of Commissioners,” said Public ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Georgia Ranked #1 for Aerospace Manufacturing and Camden County Best for Space Launch

Separate studies from the consulting giant PwC and Georgia Southern University’s Center for Business Analytics and Economic Research (CBAER) demonstrate the business attractiveness of Spaceport Camden.

PwC’s 2020 Aerospace manufacturing attractiveness rankings (PDF) lists the State of Georgia as the number one state in the country for aerospace manufacturing. According to the report, “[Georgia’s Aerospace and Defense] workforce of 108,000 is employed by...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Georgia Southern University Shows Massive Tourism Boom for Spaceport Camden

Camden County and the Center for Business Analytics and Economic Research (CBAER) at Georgia Southern University has released a new study on the economic impact of space tourism on coastal Georgia.

The report estimates that a single launch could attract approximately 4,000-5,000 visitors to the area. CBAER estimates that 38 to 45 jobs connected to tourism and hospitality would be supported long-term by the project as well. While there would be some ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

2020 Annual Report

Camden County 2020 Annual Report

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to release their 2020 Annual Report. This report summarizes several accomplishments achieved by Camden County government during 2020.

“Even with the obstacles brought by the COVID-19 Pandemic, I...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

2021-2026-2036 Strategic Plan

2021-2026-2036 Strategic Plan

The Camden County Board of Commissioners adopted the 2021-2026-2036 Strategic Plan and 2021 Action Agenda at their January 12, 2021, regular meeting. The Strategic Plan is a five-year, outcome-based set of goals with specific issues and projects that need...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Camden County Earns National Achievement Award

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2020 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.

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