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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Camden County Receives Grant for Weather Stations

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA).

The $4,672 grant will assist in purchasing and installing six weather stations.

“We are working with our local communities to give them the latest communication tools that are labor and time savers allowing them to focus on being ready to respond...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Camden County Fire Rescue Receives Assistance to Firefighters Grant

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Camden County Fire Rescue an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). This funding will give CCFR the opportunity to send approximately twenty (20) Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) to paramedic school.

The main goal of the AFG is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, non affiliated Emergency Medical Services organizations, and State...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Members Added to Spaceport Camden Education and Workforce Subcommittee

At their August 7, 2018, regular meeting, the Camden County Board of Commissioners appointed three additional members to the Spaceport Camden Education and Workforce Subcommittee.

Upon recommendation by County Administrator and Spaceport Camden Project Lead, Steve Howard, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to add Dr. John E. Bradford, Jane Kinney, and Anthony J. Piplica to the Education and Workforce Subcommittee.

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

City of Kingsland Fire Chief Terry Smith Appointed to Lead Camden County Fire Rescue

At their regular meeting on August 7, 2018, upon recommendation of the County Administrator, the Camden County Board of Commissioners approved an Intergovernmental Services Agreement with the City of Kingsland for Fire Rescue Management shared services.

This agreement facilitates Kingsland Fire Chief Terry Smith to serve as Fire Chief of Camden County Fire Rescue.

Chief Smith’s public service career began as a volunteer with the Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department in 1985. He would later work as...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Camden County Fire Rescue Receives Grant for Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course

The Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services (GAEMS) has awarded Camden County Fire Rescue (CCFR) a grant to help pay for an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) course.

This program is made possible by State of Georgia funding provided through the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission.

Instructors from Camden County Fire Rescue and the St. Marys Fire Department are leading this class of firefighters from both departments...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Members Added to Spaceport Camden Education and Workforce Subcommittee

At their August 7, 2018, regular meeting, the Camden County Board of Commissioners appointed three additional members to the Spaceport Camden Education and Workforce Subcommittee.

Upon recommendation by County Administrator and Spaceport Camden Project Lead, Steve Howard, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to add Dr. John E. Bradford, Jane Kinney, and Anthony J. Piplica to the Education and Workforce Subcommittee.D...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Members Appointed to Spaceport Camden Education and Workforce Subcommittee

At their July 17, 2018, regular meeting, the Camden County Board of Commissioners appointed the first members of the newly created Spaceport Camden Education and Workforce Subcommittee.

The Education and Workforce Subcommittee will be chaired by Laura Forczyk, a NASA Subject Matter Expert for planetary science missions and space career coach for students, recent graduates, and mid-career professionals.

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Camden County Creates Spaceport Camden Education and Workforce Subcommittee

At their June 26, 2018, regular meeting, the Camden County Board of Commissioners created a new Education and Workforce Subcommittee of the Spaceport Camden Steering Committee.

The Education and Workforce Subcommittee will be comprised of local educators, university and technical college representatives, and aerospace experts. 

“Now that the environmental subcommittee has submitted its comments on the Spaceport...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Governor Deal and Lt. Governor Cagle Urge FAA Support for Spaceport Camden

On the heels of two letters of support signed by every member of the Georgia Congressional delegation, Georgia’s highest constitutional officers have also signaled their support for the project.

In separate letters of support to Acting FAA Administrator, Dan Elwell, Governor Nathan Deal and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle both touted the benefits Spaceport Camden will offer the State of Georgia and commercial space operators.

“The Spaceport Cam...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Substantial Momentum for Spaceport Camden as Draft EIS Comment Period Closes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) formally closed the comment period on the Spaceport Camden Draft Environmental Impact Statement on June 14, 2018.

In the waning weeks of this comment period, a substantial number of supportive comments from influential voices throughout Georgia and the United States were submitted to the FAA.  In particular, the entire Georgia Congressional delegation - incl...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

ABL Space Systems Visits Camden County

ABL Space Systems visited Camden County on May 7, 2018.

Camden County Joint Development Authority (JDA) Executive Director, James Coughlin along with County Administrator and Spaceport Camden Project Lead, Steve Howard welcomed ABL CEO, Harry O’Hanley and CFO Dan Piemont to Camden County on Monday to...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue of Georgia Endorse Spaceport Camden

In a joint letter to Acting FAA Administrator, Dan Elwell, United States Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue offered their support for Spaceport Camden.

In their letter the Senators stated, “[Spaceport Camden] is important to the economic future of coastal Georgia and represents an excellent opportunity to augment America’s space launch capability,” and go on to note that “Spaceport Camden will advance a ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Jacobs Engineering Authors 'The Right Place at The Right Time' Report on Spaceport Camden

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., one of the world's largest providers of technical, professional, and construction services has authored a feasibility study on Spaceport Camden titled “The Right Place at The Right Time.”

Jacobs Engineering and its subsidiaries are intimately familiar with the space industry, currently serving as the prime contractor of NASA's Test and Operations Support Contract at Kennedy Space Center.

“Jacobs Engineering knows the space industry and it k...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

FAA Extends Spaceport Camden Draft EIS Comment Period

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it would extend the Spaceport Camden Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) comment period until June 14, 2018.

After hearing comments from the community and the desire for residents to take part in this important process, the Camden County Board of County Commissioners formally requested the FAA extend the total comment period to 90 days on last Thursday. &nbs...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Gubernatorial Candidate Hunter Hill Announces Support for Spaceport Camden

Gubernatorial Candidate and former State Senator, Hunter Hill, offers his support for Spaceport Camden.

Tuesday, at an event on St Simons Island, Gubernatorial Candidate and former State Senator, Hunter Hill, offered his support for Spaceport Camden stating, “Georgia Tech is the number 2 ranked aerospace engineering school in the country and Naval...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Georgia Association of REALTORS® Commissions Poll on Spaceport Camden

UGA Research Project Finds Broad Support for Space Activities in Coastal Georgia

Trey Hood, Professor of Political Science and Director of the School of Public & International Affairs Survey Research Center at the University of Georgia presented findings on coastal Georgia’s opinions on a proposed spaceport at a meeting ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

FAA Releases Spaceport Camden Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Spaceport Camden has achieved its most significant milestone to date with the release of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The EIS process for Spaceport Camden began in the fall of 2015 and for the last two and a half years, the FAA has been evaluating the environmental impacts of all proposed construction and operational activities, including those from launches of orbital a...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Spaceport Camden Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ABL Space Systems

Steve Howard, Camden County Administrator and Spaceport Camden Project Lead announced that ABL Space Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with Camden County officials to explore future launch operations at Spaceport Camden.

The MOU outlines how ABL Space Systems will work with Spaceport Camden to test, manufacture, assemble, and launch orbital vehicles in Camden County. The MOU is a precursor to a larger definitive agreement to be negotiated and signed no later than July 31,...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Georgia Receives Expanded Role on National Space Council

Vice President Mike Pence, Chairman of the National Space Council, announced individuals selected to serve on the National Space Council’s Users Advisory Group (UAG).

Nominees for the Users Advisory Group include former astronauts, policy makers, military leaders and industry participants. The purpose of the UAG is to “foster close coordination, cooperation, and technology and information exchange” ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Hurricane Preparedness

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Atlantic Hurricane Season is from June 1st - November 30th. As a coastal community, it is important that all Camden County residents take steps to plan ahead before tropical weather is projected to affect our area.  The 2018 Camden County Hurrica...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

2018-2023-2033 Strategic Plan

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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.

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