April 2022, Vol.16 , No.4
County officials may now access the official conference website for information on hotels, parking, the conference agenda, and more.  Be sure to visit the conference website regularly for updates.
The ACCG Workers’ Compensation Board of Trustees recently approved a $6 million cash return to eligible members who have been in the program since 2015. This special cash distribution shows one of the many benefits of belonging to this member-owned, group self-insured program. 
ACCG Workers’ Compensation members have another opportunity to receive their portion of $500,000 in Employee Safety Grant funds. Funds can be used for additional training, equipment, or services. Eligible members are active members as of the time of the distribution who have earned the 2022 Safety Discount and are current on their contributions (premiums) to the program.
April is shining bright on Columbus State University student Eboni Franklin and her internship with Marion County. Learn more about Eboni and how her experience provided more insight on the inner workings 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
State News
Get the latest update on the Georgia Forestry Commissions (GFC) community tree maintenance and emergency assistance. An advisory on wildfire is also available.
Make plans to attend the Georgia Outdoor Recreation & Trail Summit on May 15-16 in Augusta-Richmond County, GA. Join outdoor experts and advocates as they envision an accelerated and ambitious approach to improving Georgia’s trails and outdoor recreation venues. 
The Valdosta State University Center for Regional Impact is accepting applications for the Rural Development Institute June 7-9.  The program will allow local leadership teams to work with seasoned economic development professionals and content experts to develop local strategies to enhance and improve their communities.
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
Join the National Association of Counties (NACo) as they celebrate National County Government Month (NCGM) by showcasing how "Counties THRIVE." NCGM is an excellent opportunity for your county to highlight effective county programs and raise public awareness and understanding about the various services provided to the community.