October 2021, Vol.15 , No.10
Annually, ACCG honors county officials who have passed away within the past year with a special prayer of remembrance during the conference Inspirational Service. Please help ACCG honor these individuals by submitting their names by Monday, November 1.
  As ACCG is nearing the end of the policy development process, there is an immediate need for all counties to appoint a voting delegate. Each county may only designate one person for this role, and if no designee is identified, the chairman, sole commissioner, chief executive officer, or mayor becomes the county’s voting delegate. Voting delegates will cast the final vote on behalf of the county at the ACCG County Reconnect Conference business session scheduled for Saturday, November 13 at 11:00 a.m. ACCG asks that you complete and return the attached voting delegate form by Tuesday, October 19
Please join ACCG in welcoming the newest interns, Ben Hancock and Matthew Sartor. During their time with ACCG, Hancock and Sartor will assist the legal, research, and policy teams with special projects, research, and data collection and analysis.
The ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2022 Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP) through December 17, 2021.The purpose of the GCIP is to connect certain high school students, college and graduate students, and recent graduates with internship opportunities in county government. GCIP allows students to gain first-hand work experience, develop new skills, and learn about potential career paths in county government.
Is your county interested in learning about the benefits of the Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP)? Check out this story to learn how a grant with GCIP can help shine light on the importance of local government.
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 Update (GFC) is reminding counties of the changes that were made to the Georgia law requiring burners to notify the Georgia Forestry Commission of their intent to burn outdoor yard debris.
The State Road and Tollway Authority will be accepting applications for grants and loans made available through the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB) from October 1 through December 15. Local, regional, and state government entities as well as CID’s are eligible and encouraged to apply.  Additional details about GTIB funding can be found by clicking on the read more link.
ACCG has provided an update on the release of Redistricting data and the call issued by Governor Kemp for a special legislative session to adopt new congressional and state senate and house maps. Several tools and resources are available to help counties navigate through the process.
Georgia Transmission Corporation
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is calling on all counties to share untold stories of their efforts and the incredible differences they've made in the community through the American Rescue Plan Act. Join NACo in their efforts to highlight this impact by sharing your story using the various resources provided.
Now more than ever, it is important for county governments to be cyber smart. This year's theme “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”, encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity. Take a look at these resources provided by ACCG as well as the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA to keep your county protected.