The Immigration Report
Collection System managed by the Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA) will
open on November 1st for the reporting period of December 1, 2015
through November 30, 2016. The due date to complete the report is
December 31, 2016. In October, the DOAA sent out information to
each county about the immigration reporting requirement. An overview of the
template for the report can be viewed here. There is a new change to the report based
on the passage of SB 269 during
the 2016 legislative session. In addition to the information previously
requested, counties also will need to certify that they are in compliance with
Georgia’s immigration sanctuary law. This requirement will be part of the
actual immigration report.
Please start preparing early to ensure that
you have all the information needed to file the report by the deadline. DOAA
will be reporting non-compliant counties to state agencies that provide state
funding to local governments, so make sure that you submit your report by
December 31, 2016. If you have any technical questions about filing the report,
please contact the DOAA at Immhelp@audits.ga.gov or visit the DOAA website at www.audits.ga.gov/. All questions about the legal requirements for this
report should be directed to your county attorney.
The ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation (CAF) is seeking grant
applications from counties across the state for the 2017 Summer Georgia County
Internship Program (GCIP). These grants are made available through the CAF
thanks to generous financial contributions from the private sector including
individuals, corporations and businesses, and philanthropic foundations. Since
its inception, GCIP has provided grant funding to over 60 counties to create
internship opportunities for more than 300 college students and recent
graduates in county government. The goals of the grant are to enable counties
to hire talented college students for specific projects that will benefit
county government and citizens; give students a chance to learn first-hand
about the role of counties and functions of local government; provide practical
work experiences that students can use in their career fields upon graduation;
and inspire young people to a life of public service leadership.
Due to a high demand and student availability, the GCIP grants are
exclusively available for summer. Any Georgia county with a substantive
internship project(s) may apply for one or more grants through the program.
Applications are available on the ACCG website here. The deadline to submit applications
to CAF is Friday, December 2, 2016. Grant award winners will
be announced by February 3, 2017.
Grant award recipients are selected through a competitive grant process.
Factors considered in awarding grants include the competitiveness of the
project, the overall impact the project will have on the county and intern,
partnerships formed to help maximize the benefit of the grant with another
county, university, or regional commission, and the ability of the county to
provide partial funding for the position(s) requested.
If you have any questions about the grant process, please contact
Michele NeSmith at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 404-522-5022.
Wright, Courtesy of Glynn County
College of Coastal Georgia Student,
Aislinn Wright, Interns with Glynn County Board of Commissioners
Aislinn Wright, a Public Management
major at the College of Coastal Georgia, completed a GIS internship for Glynn
County during the 2016 Summer Georgia County Internship Program. Based on her field of study, Wright felt that
she had the experience and familiarity with the basics of county government she
could bring to her internship. As a GIS
intern, Wright was tasked with completing a story map project on Jekyll Island
to be published on the county website and educating the public about aspects of
In order to create the story map
for Jekyll Island, Wright spent time learning about map making and various web
applications in order to find the appropriate data. She also had the
opportunity to learn about GIS software when creating tree canopy maps. In
completing her internship duties, Wright found that she was able to quickly
develop GIS knowledge and now feels much more confident in using these
applications and feels that she will be competent in using GIS for future
Wright voiced that her favorite
part of the internship was her main project of the story map of Jekyll Island.
She considered the project to be both enjoyable and a good learning experience,
especially since it showed that she had a lot to learn about map-making and
story map applications in order to be successful. Wright also found the creativity
needed to create the story map to be very gratifying. She further found the networking
she engaged in and talking to various stakeholder groups on Jekyll Island, to
be very rewarding.
Overall, Wright enjoyed her
internship and found it a learning experience which enabled her to grow
professionally. She found that she now feels competent in GIS and has gained
networking ability. When asked about a future career paths, Wright stated that
she would absolutely consider a career in county government. Here future goal
is to work in GIS on projects that would benefit the county.
For more information on the GCIP,
please visit the ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation website at http://www.civicaffairs.org.
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