August 2019, Vol.13 , No.8 Past issues | Subscribe | Printer Friendly | Advertise | eMagazine Archives
Registration for this year’s Legislative Leadership Conference is now available! Join ACCG and your fellow county colleagues in Athens-Clarke County on October 2-4 for the association’s fall policy conference. Hear firsthand from state legislators about hot topics, learn more about significant issues such as rural broadband and the future of freight, and let your county’s voice be heard during the business session where county officials will vote on the 2020 Policy Agenda and Legislative Priorities.

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The Northern round of Policy Committee meetings are quickly approaching! Don't miss this opportunity to engage with ACCG legislative staff and other policy experts on issues that directly impact Georgia's counties. Show up, ask questions, and provide feedback on ACCG's 2020 legislative agenda - your input is needed!

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Join us for the 4th Annual ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation Golf Tournament on Monday, September 16 at Bear's Best Atlanta in Gwinnett County. All proceeds raised will help support the Foundation’s Georgia County Internship Program for college and technical school students, giving them an opportunity to explore public service careers while also teaching them the important role of county government.


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The ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation received a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to provide internship opportunities to rural counties during the 2020 Summer Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP).

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Prior to interning with Cobb County, Caroline Johnston, a GIS student at Kennesaw State University, had very limited knowledge about county government operations. Through her GIS internship, Johnston learned about the various services Cobb County provides residents and how the county enhances the lives of residents through service.

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The 2020 Census is coming to your county in less than nine months. Billions of dollars in federal funding are at stake and the data gathered during this census will be tied to your county for the next 10 years. Is your county prepared?

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Applications for the 2019 Direct Services Grant Program are due Friday, August 9. Learn more about how funding through this program can help new or existing programs/practices that address prevention and management of chronic diseases.

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Are you familiar with the NACo High Performance Leadership Academy? This 12-week online program provides best practices in leadership, organizational development and change management, negotiation and collaboration, effective business communication, and how to deliver increased value from high performance county management. 

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LGRMS presents Dangerous Crossroads Ahead: The Intersection of the First and Fourth Amendment Training. This course examines the crossroads where two constitutional principles intersect and provides practical tips for dealing with people who may be legitimately exercising constitutional rights, and others who are actively trying to bait officers into overreaction. Encourage your public safety officials to attend an event near them to learn more about the dangerous crossroads ahead. 

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The 2020 edition of Compliance Auditing in Georgia Counties and Municipalities, a guidebook for officials responsible for conducting a specific local government audit, is now available for download on UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government website.

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The Georgia Local Government Personnel Association (GLGPA) recently held their Spring Conference at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott in Savannah, Georgia on June 11-14, 2019.  During the conference, employees from eight county governments were awarded their Level I Certification as a Certified Human Resources Manager (CHRM) and the Level II Certification as an Advanced Certified Human Resources Manager (ACHRM).

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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently announced the 2019-2020 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program (GOSP) and Georgia Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding cycles. All eligible counties are encouraged to apply before the application deadline. More details about each grant can be found inside.

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Join the Georgia Archives for a FREE Lunch and Learn event on Friday, August 9. This month's program, will focus on a new exhibit at the Tellus Science Museum called Georgia Stone: Building a Nation. The museums very own curater, Ryan O. Roney, will take the audience on a historic journey of the people behind the mining and uses of architectural stone from Georgia. 

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