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ACCG's seven policy committees will meet during the months of June and July.

Save the date and make plans to attend!

Public Safety & the Courts Policy Committee
Monday, June 4

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Georgia Public Safety Training Center - Monroe County

General County Government Policy Committee
Tuesday, June 5
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Newton College & Career Academy

Revenue & Finance Policy Committee
Tuesday, June 5
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Newton College & Career Academy

Health & Human Services Policy Committee
Tuesday, June 19
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grady Hospital - Fulton County
*will include a tour

Natural Resources & the Environment Policy Committee
Friday, June 29
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Putnam County Administration Building

Economic Development & Transportation Policy Committee
Friday, June 29
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Putnam County  Administration Building

Federal Policy Committee
Houston County

An agenda and registration materials will be available soon.





SAVE THE DATE: 2012 Summer Regional Meetings

In June, ACCG will facilitate a series of regional meetings focusing on current legislative issues and cost saving opportunities for counties as well as county employee discount programs. County officials and county staff are encouraged to attend!

All meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. and lunch will be served.

Thursday, June 21
Clarence Brown Conference Center (Bartow County)

Friday, June 22
Habersham Recreational Center (Habersham County)

Monday, June 25
Cunningham Conference Center (Columbus - Muscogee County)

Tuesday, June 26
Grand Island Golf Course (Lee County)

Wednesday, June 27
McLain House (Ware County)

Thursday, June 28
East Georgia College (Emanuel County)

An agenda and registration materials will be available soon.


All Meetings Sponsored by:






Coast 2 Coast RX Drug Card is one of ACCG’s newest preferred partners. This prescription drug card program offers significant discounts on prescriptions filled by local retailers and other medical services.

The Coast2Coast Program offers the following benefits to counties:

  • Program requires absolutely no county staff or resources to implement.
  • County will receive a royalty, $1.25/filled prescription, based on the use of the card.
  • Use of the card reduces the cost of providing indigent care.
  • Users of the card typically purchase additional items at local pharmacies, keeping the sales in the local economy.
  • Increased purchases result in additional local sales tax revenue to fund other public services

Who can benefit from the Program: the uninsured, underinsured, those with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or high deductibles, those who have not reached their annual deductible, Medicare D recipients (Coverage Gap - Donut Hole) and those with insurance when: medications are not included in their insurance company’s formularies, benefits do not extend to lifestyle medications, the policy does not cover prescriptions while in another state or the policy does not cover medications for pre-existing conditions.

Cards are available to anyone, no income restrictions apply and users will receive the following benefits:

  • A TOTALLY FREE  prescription discount program with discounts on more than 60,000 name-brand and generic Rx medications. Many nonprescription, specialty and lifestyle medications are also included.
  • Typical national savings per prescription is $26 each month, about 24 percent of Coast2Coast cardholders save 70 percent or more.
  • Accepted at all major chains and 95 percent of the independent pharmacies.
  • Savings of up to:
    • 50 percent on dental services
    • 10-50 percent on vision services
    • 35 percent on hearing needs
    • 25 percent on veterinary services
    • 50-80 percent on lab services and imaging tests
    • 50 percent discount of retail diabetic testing supplies

For more information:


Steve Rohm, National Sales Manager Coast2Coast Rx Card
724.772.9762 / 

Randy Hartmann, ACCG Membership Services Director
404.522.5022 /


The Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) invites local and state officials to a summit on the use of mobile technology in government on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. This full-day mobility summit, the first in GTA's IT Roadmap for Georgia Government series, will focus on how to ready your county, city, or agency to best manage a dynamic technology that's affecting both your workforce and your citizen-customers.

The summit is not just for IT staff. It will include Business, Financial and Technology tracks. Government managers who deal with internal business needs will gain insights on what mobile technology allows, and technology managers will learn details about mobility's technical considerations. Registration is free for employees of public-sector organizations.

With input from leading vendors in the mobile technology industry – Apple, AT&T, Motorola, Sprint, Verizon and others – participants will learn how iPads, iPhones, Androids and other increasingly commonplace mobility devices can help more effectively manage your own workforce and enhance services to your customers.

Registration deadline is May 7, and seating is limited, so please register early. The event will be held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, conveniently located off Interstate 75/85 in Midtown Atlanta and near the MARTA Midtown rail station.

For more information and a full agenda, visit GTA’s

What is it?
Government Workforce Mobility Summit

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, in Midtown Atlanta.

For More Information, contact:
Charlie Sasser at or 404.463.2350


THC, Inc.
Mauldin & Jenkins
Southeast Emulsions

Association County Commissioners of Georgia
2013-2014 ACCG Board of Managers

Association County Commissioners of Georgia
50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 1000 | Atlanta, GA 30303
phone: 404-522-5022 | fax: 404-525-2477 |

We would appreciate your comments or suggestions. Your email will be kept private and confidential.

Courthouse photos courtesy of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia.