Cheyenne (left) and Christy Cochran, Administrative Assistant
to the County Manager (right).
The photo was provided by Cherokee County
Georgia County Internship Program
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
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
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.
more information on the GCIP, please visit the ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation
website at http://www.civicaffairs.org.