March 2022, Vol.16 , No.3
The 2022 ACCG Legislative Breakfast will now take place at the Georgia Freight Depot in the Freight Room.
Are you ready to go above and beyond? Get ready to join us in Savannah, Chatham County on April 28 – May 1 for the 2022 ACCG Annual Conference!  Registration is now open, be sure to contact your county clerk to get registered.
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2022 ACCG Awards & Recognition Program is this Friday, March 4! Don't miss the opportunity to shine light on the outstanding leader(s) in your county. The ACCG Awards & Recognition Program serves as a way to recognize the individuals who provide outstanding contributions to their local community. 
The Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP) Grant winners have been selected. Forty-three internships were selected by the GCIP Review Committee in February to receive grant funding from the ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation for the summer of 2022.
The spotlight is shining bright on students, Samantha Masters and Keagan Galbraith, and their experience as interns with Fayette County. Get to know both students and how they assisted the county court. 
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
State News
The Georgia Smart Communities Challenge will be open for applications March 1st - April 15th. The Georgia Smart Communities Challenge is a community research assistance program that empowers communities in their journey to innovation while building resilience for when the expected and unexpected occur.
Humans play a major role in creating wildfires. To help keep you and the community safe, the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is reminding all citizens to be mindful of the weather conditions when burning outdoors. Remember to visit the GFC website for fire weather forcasts.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the selection of the 2021-2022 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program “Conserve Georgia” grants for conservation and outdoor recreation projects.
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural Georgia. Learn what opportunities and resources are available to rural counties.