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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 8, 2020

Jury Trials Allowed to Resume in Georgia; Will Follow COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia announced today that he will sign an order Saturday, Oct. 10 that lifts the suspension of jury trials across Georgia.

The order will extend until Nov. 9, 2020 the Statewide Judicial Emergency the Chief Justice declared on March 14, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the seventh time he has extended the emergency for a 30-day period, as state law allows.

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Public Notice: Advance In-Person Voting Opportunities Expand

Opportunities expand for registered Camden County voters as the November 3rd General Election nears. The Camden Board of Elections & Registration (BoER) is offering its first ever Sunday Voting opportunity this weekend.

In addition, a second Saturday opportunity and a site in St. Marys will be available for the final week of early voting. 

Advance In-Person Voting

Thursday, October 22, 2020 – Friday, October 30, 2020Camden County Annex Building Community Room107 N...

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Full Public Notice (PDF) Elections & Registration
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 23, 2020

Public Notice: Advance In-Person Voting Opportunities for General Election

The Camden County Board of Elections & Registration (BoER) is pleased to announce multiple Advance In-Person Voting opportunities before the November 3, 2020 General Election and Special Election.

Please note that no Advance In-Person Voting opportunities are available on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12, 2020.

Advance In-Person VotingTuesday, October 13, 2020 – Friday, October 30, 2020Camden County Annex Building Community Room107 N. Gross Road, Ki...

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Full Public Notice (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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Full Press Release (PDF) Elections & Registration
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: 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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Full Press Release (PDF) Emergency Management Agency
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Camden County Emergency Management Agency Releases 2020 Hurricane Guide

Camden County’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has released its 2020 Hurricane Guide.

The online guide, available on Camden County’s website at camdencountyga.gov/HurricaneGuide, has information to help local residents prepare for hurricane season. 

As a coastal community, that has recently experienced the effects of hurr...

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

Camden Residents Encouraged to Take Action during Hurricane Preparedness Week

The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared May 3-9, 2020, to be Hurricane Preparedness Week. Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) urges all Camden County citizens to take time to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season beginning June 1.

Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project anticipates above-normal activity for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Although Camden County did not receive widespread damage from last year’s Hurricane Dorian, all citizens...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Public Safety Radio Project Nears Completion

The final phase of the Public Safety Radio Project is proceeding despite extensive delays related to State and Federal permitting, as well as national impact from the COVID-19 Corona Virus.

The Public Safety Radio Communications System includes upgrades to the Camden County E-911 Center along with three new towers and equipment installation at a fourth site with goal of providing county-wide coverage for all public safety radios, including C...

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Finance

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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: May 26, 2020

Camden County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fifth consecutive year.

This award, presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada, recognizes the Camden County Finance & Budget Department’s work on the annual budget for the fiscal year 2019-2020, beginning July 1...

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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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Full Press Release (PDF) Fire Rescue
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
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Camden County Receives 2020 County Excellence Award

Camden County Fire Rescue Recruitment/Firefighter Training Program Recognized

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) 2020 County Excellence Award for the Camden County Fire Rescue Recruitment/Firefighter Training Program.

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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: 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: October 22, 2020

Public Notice: Advance In-Person Voting Opportunities Expand

Opportunities expand for registered Camden County voters as the November 3rd General Election nears. The Camden Board of Elections & Registration (BoER) is offering its first ever Sunday Voting opportunity this weekend.

In addition, a second Saturday opportunity and a site in St. Marys will be available for the final week of early voting. 

Advance In-Person Voting

Thursday, October 22, 2020 – Friday, October 30, 2020Camden County Annex Building Community...

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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,&...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Camden County Seeking Applicants for Board of Family and Children Services

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill one (1) vacancy on the Camden County Board of Family and Children Services (DFCS).

The Board of Family and Children Services play a vital role in helping to make the Division of Family and Children Services’ programs more meaningful to the families and children they are designed to serve. Each Board Member is considered a link...

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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] workf...

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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 ...

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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: 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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Full Press Release (PDF) Home
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 a...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Jury Trials Allowed to Resume in Georgia; Will Follow COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia announced today that he will sign an order Saturday, Oct. 10 that lifts the suspension of jury trials across Georgia.

The order will extend until Nov. 9, 2020 the Statewide Judicial Emergency the Chief Justice declared on March 14, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the seventh time he has extended the emergency for a 30-day period, as state law allows.

“T...

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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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Full Press Release (PDF) Public Works
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Camden County Welcomes New Public Works Director

Camden County Administrator, Steve Howard announced today that Shalana McNamee, the District Manager for Georgia, South and North Carolina for DBi Services LLC, has been hired as the new Public Works Director for Camden County.

In this role, Mrs. McNamee will be responsible for duties to include, but are not limited to: the maintenance, repair, and minor construction of the County transportation system, as well as drainage maintenance and management, and the operation of the Fle...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Camden County Celebrates Waste and Recycling Workers Week

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is joining with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Georgia Chapter in celebrating June 14-20, 2020, as Waste and Recycling Workers Week.

This week-long awareness effort is focused on recognizing the contributions of solid waste workers as essential workers.

Joining other counties, municipalities, and organizations across the state, Camden County is working to elevate the status of solid was...

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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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Full Press Release (PDF) Spaceport Camden
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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Full Press Release (PDF) Spaceport Camden
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Alaska Aerospace Corporation and Camden County Sign MOU

Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC), owner and operator of FAA-licensed commercial spaceport, Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA), and Camden County, Georgia have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work cooperatively on establishing common ...

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Full Press Release (PDF) Spaceport Camden
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Commercial Astronaut Training Facility Eyed for Spaceport Camden

Opifex Global, a provider of aerospace training facilities and Camden County, Georgia have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore commercial astronaut training facilities near the proposed Spaceport Camden.

Advised by three former NASA astronauts, Opifex Global utilizes the same quality curriculum, simulators, and training devices that people have come to expect from the space program and adapted them to train commercial astronauts.

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Full Press Release (PDF) Spaceport Camden
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Camden County Advances Revised Launch Site Operator License Application

Officials in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Commercial Space Transportation have indicated to Camden County, Georgia that its revised Launch Site Operator License Application has cleared key milestones.

Specifically, the FAA is no longer requesting any information from Camden County except for those related to 14 CFR §420.15 (environmental) and §420.17 (policy).

“With only environmental review and policy review outstanding, Spa...

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Full Press Release (PDF) Spaceport Camden

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

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 2020 Camden County Hurrica...

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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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Posted on: February 19, 2020

2020-2025-2035 Strategic Plan

Camden County 2020-2025-2035 Strategic Plan

The Camden County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2020-2025-2035 Strategic Plan and 2020 Action Agenda at their February 18th regular meeting. The Strategic Plan is a five-year, outcome-based set of goals with specific issues and projects t...

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