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ACCG will host a series of meetings and training events throughout 2011. Print a copy of the schedule of events for future reference.
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At the beginning of December, ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government hosted the Newly Elected Commissioners’ Conference. The conference succeeded in celebrating public service, providing a solid foundation of information on county governance and facilitating a forum in which the over 150 new county officials in attendance could network. All conference presentations and videos of some of the keynote speakers are available online.
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Make plans to attend the ACCG Capitol Connection Conference (formerly the ACCG Legislative Conference), scheduled for Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta/Fulton County. Get the latest information on legislative issues from the ACCG policy team and hear from state officials, including Georgia’s new Governor Nathan Deal.
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To assist you in staying informed during the Georgia General Assembly's legislative session, ACCG produces a Legislative Update weekly to highlight legislation the association is monitoring on behalf of county government. An ACCG Legislative Tracking Database is also available.
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ACCG has asked each county to designate a County Legislative Coordinator to assist our policy team in keeping county officials updated on the progress of legislation that can impact Georgia counties and to provide timely information on key issues when requested. To date, we have received contact information from 80 counties.
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Each year the Department of Community Affairs ranks all 159 counties in Georgia based on certain economic factors and divides them into tiers as required by law. The Georgia Job Tax Credit Program's County Rankings and Less Developed Census Tract Listing are now available.
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Local Government Risk Management Services (LGRMS) hired James Spooner to replace Rene Azar, who is retiring after 21 years of service. Also, during the months of January, February and March, LGRMS will offer training courses on Accident Investigation, Safety Coordinator Duties, Workers Compensation, Personnel Liability Issues and Work Zone Safety. There's no charge for members of the ACCG Insurance Programs.
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The legislature passed comprehensive ethics reform during the 2010 legislative session. The law becomes effective on Jan. 10, 2011. ACCG has prepared a summary of the law and new disclosure filing requirements for county officials.

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