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Posted on: July 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Local Residents Graduate from Camden County Citizens' Academy

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the recent graduation of 16 local residents from the 2023 Citizens’ Academy Class. The graduation ceremony took place in Woodbine on Thursday, June 29, 2023. All graduates were presented with a Certificate of Completion.

The Citizens’ Academy is an 11-session interactive program designed to familiarize the general public with the roles, services, and operations that comprise their Camden County Government. The program focuses on educating local residents, business owners, and interested persons who work in Camden County about how the daily County Government operations contribute to building a better community.

Each week, staff from various departments and offices spoke to the class about their roles and responsibilities with Camden County Government. As part of the class, students toured and visited the Camden County Courthouse, Two Rivers Gun Range, and the Emergency Operations Center in Kingsland. Additionally, the class attended a Board of Commissioners meeting. 

During the final class session, participants engaged in a discussion with the Board of Commissioners. Additionally, Frederick Myers and Starlette Reeder shared a special musical performance with their classmates, county officials, and staff. 

“Citizens’ Academy is a wonderful opportunity for participants to get an in-depth look at their county government,” said County Administrator Shawn M. Boatright. “I highly encourage interested residents to participate in a future class.”

The program is offered at no charge to Camden County residents. If you would like to learn more about participating in a future class, visit:

Camden County Citizens Academy 2023 class participants with Camden County Board of Commissioners

From Left: Fredrick Myers, Sally Bulavko, Sarah Wood, Alex Nelson, Karen Kilgore, Markita Walcott, Commissioner Trevor Readdick, Commissioner Lannie Brant, Commissioner Martin Turner, Commissioner Ben Casey, Commissioner Jim Goodman, Jesse Turpin, Kim Scheele, Marcus Hill, Starlette Reeder, and County Administrator Shawn Boatright – Not Pictured: Paul Ferre, Keith Kolodjeski, Carmen Menefee, Larry Menefee, and Robin Waizenegger

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