September 2021, Vol.15 , No.9
If you were unable to attend the in-person policy committee meetings, there's still another opportunity to get involved in the policy development process. Tune into the virtual discussion on Wednesday, September 8 at 10 a.m. for the latest updates from six of ACCG's standing policy committees. Head to the ACCG website to register.
Registration is open for the ACCG Fall Regional Training taking place this fall. The series will focus on Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Negotiations and Redistricting. Training begins on September 20 and ends on October 6. County officials and staff are encouraged to attend as these issues can have longstanding impacts on your county.
Did you hear? Registration for the ACCG County Reconnect Conference is now open! Get the latest details on what to expect before and during the November conference.
Join us on Wednesday, September 15 at 12:00 p.m. for the Virtual Federal ACCG Policy Committee Meeting. The meeting includes updates from our Georgia Congressional offices as well as presentations from the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the CISA Cyber Security Division of the DHS. Registration is now open.
Get ready to swing into action at the ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation 5th annual golf tournament on Monday, October 18! Your participation in this event will help support programs that foster youth leadership, public service oriented internships, and increased understanding of Georgia county government.
September is shining bright on GCIP intern Nahome Taye and his intership with the Henry County Planning and Zoning Department. Learn more about how this experience has brought Nahome one step closer to his future career.
The latest issue of the newly published SHARE newsletter has been released. Check it out for latest tips on how to assess your county’s safety leadership and more. Upcoming webinars and training events are also available.
Now, more than ever, counties are celebrated for their tireless work on behalf of their communities. Help ACCG highlight those efforts by sending in your photos for Georgia's Local Lens, the newsletter that provides a weekly snapshot of Georgia's counties. Visit the ACCG website for more information.
Mauldin & Jenkins
Crews & Associates
State News
The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is reminding all counties of new laws that are now in effect. From the Georgia burn notifications to tractor and bulldozer rate changes, ensure your county is adhering to the guidelines by reviewing these new laws.
The deadline for submission for State Fiscal Recovery Funds grant applications has been extended from August 31, 2021 to October 31, 2021. A revised timeline for applications and grant reviews to the state's Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) is now available.
In August, the US Census Bureau released redistricting data compiled from the 2020 Census. Several resources from the US Census Bureau as well as the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office and ACCG are available to help counties best prepare for redistricting.
Georgia Transmission Corporation
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
The USDA's Office of Rural Development Emergency Rural Health Care Grant Program offers relief to address economic conditions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides funding to advance ideas and solutions to solve health care problems that support the long-term sustainability of rural health care.
September is National Preparedness Month.  This year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security is reminding everyone to “Prepare to Protect.  Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”  Each week the campaign focuses on a different aspect for preparedness.