Gifts and Holiday Surprises for Outdoor Adventurers

From gift cards to annual passes, Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites makes it easy to surprise your favorite adventurers. She likes to hike? She’ll love Canyon Climbers Club membership. He wants to camp? Tuck a gift card in his stocking. Many Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites have festive gift shops filled with toys, outdoor gear, hammocks, books, Georgia Grown goodies and more. Shopping for a large family or group? Bulk discounts are available for annual ParkPasses as well. Buy items inside gift shops or online, but hurry to allow for shipping time.

Gift Cards

Annual ParkPass or Historic Site Pass

Blankets, Patches, Apparel, Souvenirs & More

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Candice Broce named Department of Human Services Commissioner

Governor Brian P. Kemp administered the oath of office to Candice Broce to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Human Services. Commissioner Broce also serves as Director of the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). Broce most recently served as Interim Director for DFCS, as well as Chief Operating Officer. She formerly served as Communications Director and Chief Deputy Executive Counsel for Governor Kemp, and she previously managed communications and served as legal counsel for elections and legislative affairs at the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. Broce holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a law degree from Georgia State University College of Law. Originally from Cartersville in Bartow County, she now lives in White, Georgia with her husband, Jason, and two sons, Beau and Jack. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Federalist Society, Republican National Lawyers Association, and Georgia Board of Nursing.

Gov. Kemp appoints Gerlda Hines as State Accounting Officer

Governor Brian P. Kemp administered the oath of office to Gerlda B. Hines to serve as the State Accounting Officer. She is the first African-American female to serve in the role. Hines previously served as Commissioner, Interim Commissioner, and Chief of Staff of the Department of Human Services (DHS). Prior to her time as Interim Commissioner, Hines served DHS as its Deputy Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer, managing the Department’s leadership team and overseeing a budget of more than $1.9 billion.

Before coming to DHS, Hines was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the Georgia Department of Community Health, where she was responsible for a $13 billion budget, from 2013 – 2015. She also served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Georgia Student Finance Commission, the Budget Manager for the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and a Policy Analyst for the Georgia Governor’s Office of Planning & Budget. Hines graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association, Georgia Fiscal Management Council and Leadership Cobb Alumni Association.