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During the next few months, ACCG will host policy committee meetings as well as two SPLOST Trainings. County officials and staff attending these meetings will receive Standard of Excellence training credit.
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ACCG is launching a Federal Policy Committee to raise the association’s profile and level of engagement with Congress and the Executive Branch and to provide a higher level of service to ACCG’s membership at the federal level.
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ACCG welcomes interns Jennifer Gathercoal, Jason Matt and Lynne Lancaster who will assist policy and legal staff with various projects over the course of the summer.

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Register now for the ACCG Mobile Classroom, scheduled for August 18 – 19. The "Lightning Bolt Tour" will explore the Southern Company’s Plant Vogtle in Burke County, the Georgia Health Sciences University and the Augusta Canal in Richmond County and the "Granite Capital of the World" - Elbert County.
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For the ninth consecutive year, the ACCG-Interlocal Risk Management Agency (IRMA) Board of Trustees, which oversees the member-owned property and liability insurance pool for the association, recently voted to return a dividend in the amount of $1.75 million.
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The local government training program at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government has found a new leader in Murray Weed. Weed has taken the reigns of a program whose courses, many of them offered in partnership with ACCG, attract more than 14,000 registrations a year across Georgia.
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As required by HB 122, which was passed during the 2010 General Assembly, all counties, cities and school systems with budgets in excess of $1 million are required to submit their annual budgets (effective on or adopted after January 1, 2011) and audits (completed after January 1, 2011) to the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s Website.
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Local Government Risk Management Services (LGRMS) is offering four interactive workshops during the month of July to educate members on how to implement effective solutions to help control increasing healthcare costs. There's no charge for members of the ACCG Insurance Programs.
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The Georgia Competitiveness Initiative has scheduled regional meetings throughout the state to discuss the development of a economic development vision for the state of Georgia.
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In compliance with the 2010 Georgia Water Stewardship Act (GWSA), all Georgia water systems serving more than 3,300 in population will be required to conduct annual water system audits and water loss detection starting in 2012.
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The Georgia Environmental Conference will be held August 24-26 at the Savannah Hyatt Regency. Participate with more than 100 speakers presenting more than 35 unique courses; visit with 50 leading exhibitors; and network with 550 preeminent environmental policymakers, regulators, enforcers, engineers, scientists, attorneys, planners, consultants and professionals.
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The West Georgia Winegrape Symposium will take place on Saturday, July 30 at the Carroll County Cooperative Extension AG Center. The planting of the varieties featured in the symposium opens up the whole South to quality wine grapes that can stand the heat, humidity and disease pressures of our area. This initiative greatly expands the winegrape industry in the state, from just being in a few counties, to putting all 159 counties in play as possible producers of this growing agriculture commodity.
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