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Summer policy committee meetings are quickly approaching! These meetings are designed for the association's seven standing policy committees to develop their positions on particular issues for incorporation in the 2019 ACCG Legislative Agenda. Attend a meeting to get actively engaged in the ACCG policy development process. Meetings will take place August 1-17 across the state. Further details are forthcoming.
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Georgia Southern University Student, Ian Maxwell, Interns with Camden County Information Technology (IT) Department

Ian Maxwell, an information technology major at Georgia Southern University, only knew about local government operations as it was portrayed on television shows such as Parks and Recreation. However, through his internship with the Camden County IT Department, Maxwell received first hand knowledge not only about the inner workings of various county departments but also what an average day working for the Board of Commissioners entails.

Maxwell’s main tasks were to create an accurate inventory of all county hardware and software, complete and audit of these assets, and create an Inventory Audit Instructional Guide for future reference that county employees can utilize. Prior to this internship, he had never been assigned a task of this magnitude in a work environment. Maxwell noted that being able to complete the task to the satisfaction of his supervisors was a very rewarding experience and showed him that hard work really does pay off.

In addition to the tasks assigned, Maxwell noted that he also really enjoyed working with and getting to know county staff.Not only did they make him feel right at home from the first day of his internship, but they were also very helpful and supportive when he experienced a setback. He was further encouraged by the positive interactions and relationships he was able to build with staff for which he did not work directly. These interactions helped Maxwell sharpen his networking abilities which he previously had no experience in prior to the internship.

Aside from sharpening his networking skills, Maxwell was further able to strengthen his IT skills, including fundamental concepts which will give him an advantage in his continued studies in school. These skills included learning more about IP addresses, understanding firewalls, switches, virtual servers, and even the differences between computer models.

Maxwell does not have definitive plans about what he wants to do after graduating, but due to his experience and conversations with Camden County officials, he indicated that he would love the opportunity to work in county government.

For more information on the GCIP, please visit the ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation website at

A U.S. Census in Georgia Website has been created to help Georgians prepare for the upcoming 2020 Census. This website contains critical information to help elected officials, community groups, and individual citizens plan for and learn about the importance of the Census. In its current format, there are four main categories provided through the website-About the Census, Security, Community Involvement, and Census Data. More information will be added to this website as it becomes available. 

About the Census
This section of the website provides the user with general information about the Census including what it is used for (federal funding, political representation, planning), provides a Census timeline, and a frequently asked questions section. 

The Security section of the website provides an overview of how the data you are submitting through the Census is protected by federal law and the U.S. Census Bureau, and outlines steps that will be taken to protect your confidential information when submitting online Census forms. 
Community Involvement 
The Community Involvement section of the website provides information about state and local complete count committees, community resources, information on how to get involved, and the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA). 

Census Data
The Census Data section of the website provides historical and socioeconomic data, interactive maps, and population estimates and projections. 

ACCG is participating in the State Complete Count Committee and will be providing additional tools, resources, and information for counties on the 2020 Census in the upcoming months. If you have any questions about your county’s role in the Census, please contact Michele NeSmith at or at 404-522-5022. 

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