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GCIP Intern Spotlight: Cheyenne Moon

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Cheyenne (left) and Christy Cochran, Administrative Assistant to the County Manager (right).
The photo was provided by Cherokee County

Georgia County Internship Program Spotlight

Auburn University Student, Cheyenne Moon, Interns with Cherokee County Board of Commissioners

Cheyenne Moon, a business analytics major at Auburn University, interned with the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners as part of the Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP) during the summer of 2015. Over the course of her internship, Moon’s primary tasks involved updating county property files and the transparency dashboard for the county website.

When Moon began her internship with Cherokee County, she had a general understanding of local government operations but was not familiar with the specifics. The internship exposed her to a number of county departments which allowed her to not only learn about the functions of each individual department, but also to see how they work together and with the public.

Moon noted that her most significant accomplishments during the summer involved the work she performed in updating county property files and the transparency dashboard. In order to update county property files, Moon had to ensure that deeds, lease agreements, plats and other property related documents were completed and current. For the dashboard project, she collected FY 2014 data which included quality of life, economic strength, safe communities, and value of government. Moon then used this data to assess how Cherokee County performed individually and compared to the other ten metro counties.

Through the internship, Moon also gained a great deal of research skills working with different databases. It further allowed her to apply skills she learned as part of her major in business analytics in working with different databases to procure information and how to apply that data in various reports and documents.

In terms of considering a future career in county government, Moon replied that she was open to the possibility of working for a county or city.

For more information on the GCIP, please visit the ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation website at


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