At their December 13, 2022, regular meeting, the Camden County Board of Commissioners took a moment to recognize outgoing Chairman Gary Blount and Commissioner Chuck Clark for their service to Camden County.
Some highlights over the course of their leadership include:
- No general fund debt in 10 of 13 fiscal years,
- Two successful Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendums,
- Two successful Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) negotiations, and
- Over 100 patrol vehicles for the Camden County Sheriff’s Office and 17 apparatus and ambulances for Camden County Fire Rescue.
Many successful operational enhancements occurred throughout their 12-year service including the functional consolidation of fire rescue services, the beginning of the County’s social media use, redistricting, and the creation of the Board of Elections & Registration. More recently the Board of Commissioners approved a Job Classification and Compensation Plan, a new Curbside Collection contract, and have a fully-funded fund balance in accordance with finance policies.
Additionally, during their tenure the following construction improvements were made:
- Horse Stamp Church Road interchange on I-95,
- Kingsland Bypass Phase I,
- Opening of Lang Creek Bridge,
- Public Safety Radio Project Phase I,
- Juvenile Justice Building expansion,
- Opening of Firehouse 18, and
- Opening of Two Rivers Gun Range.
Commissioner Gary Blount began his service as the District 4 Commissioner in January 2011 and led the Board of Commissioners as Chairman since 2021. He also served three years as Vice-Chair. Commissioner Chuck Clark began his service as the District 2 Commissioner in 2011 and spent four years serving as Vice-Chair.
From Left: Commissioner Trevor Readdick, County Administrator Shawn M. Boatright, Commissioner Lannie Brant, Chairman Gary Blount, Vice-Chair Ben Casey, and Commissioner Chuck Clark