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Employee Internet & E-mail Usage / Online Social Networking Webinar

Computer usage, including e-mail, Internet access and social networking, is an area of concern for Georgia counties and authorities. The number of lawsuits relating to alleged improper computer usage is increasing. Information found in county computers can be used as evidence in court proceedings, and is potentially embarrassing to elected officials and county staff.


Local Government Risk Management Services is offering a one-hour webinar on August 11, 2010 that is free to ACCG Property and Liability Insurance members. There is a $25 charge for non-members. Elected officials, department heads or supervisors are encouraged to participate in this valuable training opportunity.


For additional information, or to register for this webinar please click here.





ACCG Insurance Programs Conducting TASER Survey

TASER’s and other electronic control devices are effective and useful tools for Georgia law enforcement personnel.  They are used often without incident, however, improper usage or a lack of training by the user can create a significant liability to the county. 


Local Government Risk Management Services (LGRMS) is conducting a short survey on behalf of ACCG Insurance Programs to determine if there is an interest in TASER training other than that which is currently available. 


A questionnaire was recently sent to counties and law enforcement throughout the state.  County commissioners are requested to encourage someone in the Sheriff’s Office to respond to this survey.


Survey (pdf)


Rural and Human Services Coordinated Transportation Workshop

Hosted By:  The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Older Driver Task Force; and the Georgia Council on Aging, Georgia for a Lifetime Initiative

"Rural and Human Services Transportation Coordination" legislation in Georgia passed at the 2010 Session of the General Assembly. As in a number of states, it is now required that agencies work together to deliver transportation in a coordinated, efficient manner to all Georgians.

The Workshop
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Older Driver Task Force; and the Georgia Council on Aging, in partnership with the Department of Community Health; the Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services are sponsoring a one-day workshop on the new law.  The workshop will bring together numerous experts on this topic.

 Workshop Agenda (link)


Monday, August 23, 2010


The Methodist Home for Children and Youth

The Rumford Center

304 Pierce Avenue

Macon, GA 31204


Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the workshop ends at 4:30 p.m.


$20 registration fee, which includes continental breakfast and lunch

Who is involved - Who needs to be there?
Interested stakeholders from the aging community and disability community; the business community; key members of the General Assembly who helped pass the new law; state agency heads and key staff of the agencies involved in coordination; counties and cities and staff; transit providers; regional commissions. The workshop will be of interest to policy staff and elected officials charged with helping their constituents meet their transportation needs, planners, regional commission staff and officials, livable community advocates and the general public.

Online Registration(link)




















Call for Entries: Conserve Georgia Awards

Deadline for entries is August 30

Conserve Georgia, the Governor's statewide outreach program to foster a culture of conservation, is now accepting applications for its annual awards. 

Open to residents, businesses, institutions, nonprofits and government entities, the Conserve Georgia Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the conservation of energy, land, water, the improvement of air quality, and promotion of recycling and waste reduction. 

To be eligible for an award, achievements must have been made in the last 12 months in Georgia, clearly define the motivation for the project or program, and submit the application in the proper format by August 30, 2010. 

There are six award categories, which include: Water Conservation, Energy Conservation, Air Quality, Land Conservation, Recycling and Waste Reduction, and Natural Resource Stewardship.  Award entry forms are available at Conserve Georgia’s website, 

The Natural Leaders Awards will be held on October 6 at the Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta.  The event will be hosted by the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia, an active partner of Conserve Georgia. 

Questions? Contact Sarah Dearman at (404) 463-2092 or







GEFA Accepting Loan Applications for Reservoir Expansion Projects

GEFA is accepting applications for loans to local governments for expanding and increasing the capacity of existing reservoirs. Funding is available through the Georgia Reservoir and Water Supply Fund for reservoir expansion projects. Any interested party may submit an application at any time.


To learn more about applying for a water supply loan, please visit the GEFA Water and Sewer Financing webpage or call Kevin Kelly at (404) 584-1000.


Associate Member Corner
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Association County Commissioners of Georgia
2010-2011 ACCG Board of Managers

Association County Commissioners of Georgia
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