February 2016, Vol.10, No.2 Past issues | Subscribe | Printer Friendly | Advertise | eMagazine Archives
ACCG will help Georgia counties shine with the 2016 Annual Conference. The conference will take place on April 29 - May 2 in Savannah/Chatham County and will focus on providing county officials with the tools and education they need to help make their counties their very best! Registration is now available. ACCG looks forward to seeing all counties in Chatham County for this year's conference.
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Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston are confirmed speakers for this year's District Days at the Capitol. Lt. Gov. Cagle will speak on Feb. 24 while Speaker Ralston will address county officials on March 2. District Days are approaching soon. Be sure to register as this is a great opportunity to connect county and state leaders!
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As budgets are being prepared for 2017, county budget officers trying to calculate 2017 salaries for county elected officials and appointed magistrate judges should be aware of some of the increases in salaries that will occur on January 1, 2017.
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The Georgia Forestry Commission is reminding counties that changes to the state's timber harvesting notification system are now in effect as a result of HB 199. Passed last year, the bill provides clarity and consistency in procedures counties use in their timber harvesting procedures, including accurate documentation of road use.
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The Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance is hosting the Innovations in American Government Awards. All units of government -local, state, and federal - from all policy areas may apply for $100,000 grants that will recognize government-led programs that demonstrate novel and effective approaches to increasing public engagement and participation.
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ACCG welcomes spring semester interns Chad Cox, Mantin Diomande, Sierra Hubbard, and Aaron McClellan. The interns will assist the communications, legal, and policy staff with research, publication review, special projects, and tracking legislation before the General Assembly.
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Local Government Risk Management Services (LGRMS) will host several training opportunities in February and March. County officials will have the opportunity to attend Safety Coordinator training as well as workshops on personnel liability issues.
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This month's research corner will be the first of a two-part series on how to track legislation. County officials will get a glimpse of tracking legislation through the ACCG website as well as on the General Assembly website.
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ACCG will begin conducting payroll audits for it workers' compensation program. This article will outline the auditing process while answering some of the commonly associated questions and concerns.
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ACCG invites all counties and county government partners to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Visit Georgia's counties' official Facebook page - ACCG - to receive the latest updates on association matters and to receive state and county news. Join the conversation by tweeting us, @GACounty.
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Daniel Richardson, a student at Georgia State University 's College of Law, had the opportunity to intern with the Fayette County State Court. Access the link below to learn more about Richardson's GCIP experience in Fayette County.
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