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Posted on: December 12, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Camden County Employees Receive Recognition

Deputy County Administrator Shawn Boatright completed requirements to become a Certified Public Manager® (CPM®). The University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s program is an accredited member of the National CPM® Consortium and is designed to develop the effectiveness and professionalism of managers.

The three main areas of study in the program include self-awareness, collaboration, and process improvement. To earn the CPM® designation, participants must complete 300 program hours covering the program’s seven core competencies, including: 

  • Personal and Organizational Integrity,
  • Managing Work,
  • Leading People,
  • Developing Self,
  • Systematic Integration,
  • Public Service Focus, and
  • Change Leadership.

Jimmy Starline, Shawn Boatright, and Steve Howard

From Left: Commission Chair Jimmy Starline, Deputy County Administrator Shawn Boatright, and County Administrator Steve Howard.

“As a graduate myself of the CPM program, I can attest to the hard-work necessary to complete this rigorous course,” said County Administrator Steve Howard. “I commend Shawn on his work throughout this process. The knowledge he gained in the program will benefit Camden County government and the citizens we serve.”

Mr. Boatright began working for Camden County in November 2017 and created Camden County’s 2018 Legislative Agenda.

Chuck White is now a Georgia Certified Emergency Manager. This designation is granted by Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) after completing a minimum of 19 required training classes, field courses, and testing.  

Each one of Georgia’s 159 Counties must have a qualified and certified Emergency Manager responsible for all-hazards emergency planning, while serving as the primary coordination point for both GEMA and FEMA during critical and large-scale incidents. Additionally, certified emergency managers must complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education annually.

Jimmy Starline, Chuck White, and Steve Howard

From Left: Commission Chair Jimmy Starline, EMA Director Chuck White, and County Administrator Steve Howard.

“I want to congratulate Chuck on becoming a Georgia Certified Emergency Manager,” said County Administrator Steve Howard. “Chuck has proven himself to be an effective leader and dedicated public servant. Camden County residents are better prepared for emergencies due to his efforts.” 

Mr. White began working for Camden County in July 2017 and has over 25 years of experience in emergency management, safety, and homeland security. Since becoming EMA Director in January, White has led participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Level Exercise and formed Camden’s local Incident Management Team (IMT).

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