Georgia County Internship Spotlight
Nahome Taye Completes Internship with Henry County
Nahome Taye, a public policy major at Georgia State University, interned with the Henry County Planning and Zoning Department. Taye was hired to research zoning codes and provide suggested amendments and changes to the Unified Land Development Code (ULDC).
Prior to his internship, Taye was not very familiar with county operations. During his time with Henry County, he learned the business license process, how to maintain county databases, the process for rezoning and public hearings, and how to create and adopt land use amendments.
Over the course of his internship, Taye created amendments to the ULDC, shadowed planners during their day-to-day operations, and answered questions for county stakeholders regarding zoning. Taye considered his most significant achievement to be creating a cluster of amendment proposals that were submitted to the board of commissioners to update the ULDC.
Taye’s favorite part of the internship was getting hands-on experience working with county zoning maps. This work allowed him to gain much needed expertise in working with maps on a physical and virtual basis. Taye believes this work allowed him to learn a great deal about GIS, which will prove to be helpful in the future if he pursues his career goal to work in planning. Upon completing the internship hours provided through the Georgia County Internship Program, the county decided to extend Taye’s internship so that he could continue to assist with land use projects.
For more information about the Georgia County Internship Program, please visit our website at https://www.accg.org/caf_index.php.