Joan Garner Health & Human Services Internship/Fellowship Recipient

The Joan Garner Health and Human Services Internship/Fellowship Program was established by the ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation to honor the work of Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner. Commissioner Garner was well known as an advocate for health and human services issues throughout her public service career. She served on numerous committees and advocacy boards championing health and human services initiatives and brought awareness and significant changes to these issues through her actions. 

The Hall County Juvenile Court was awarded the 2020 Joan Garner Health and Human Services grant. Ariel Alexander, a political science major at the University of North Georgia, helped plan, develop, and host a Hall County Juvenile Court Teen Summit. Alexander also developed a resource closet to be used by the county’s family treatment court and foster care families. Due to her outstanding work with the county, Alexander has been hired as a part-time employee for the court.