June 2022, Vol.16 , No.6
Registration is now open for the Summer Policy Committee Meetings. ACCG's seven standing Policy Committees will meet this summer to discuss key issues and to recommend policy objectives for the 2023 ACCG Policy Agenda. The issues will guide the association's efforts before the Georgia General Assembly, Congress, and federal and state agencies.
Every month the Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP) highlights an intern to share the work they performed in the county and offer insight on the importance of internships in local government. This month, the spotlight is shining on Savannah Partee and her internship with Hall County. Learn more about her experience and how it led to a new career.
ACCG is excited to welcome three new interns for the summer term! Yuruomeng Wang, Kelly Evans, and Charlie Hulett will assist the legal, research, and policy teams with special projects, research, and data collection and analysis.
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
Union County Government
State News
Georgia DOT partners with the Federal Highway Administration in facilitating and providing an opportunity for local governments to pursue non-traditional transportation related activities such as pedestrian facilities, bicycle facilities, and pedestrian streetscaping projects. The TAP call for projects is limited to areas of the state with populations less than or equal to 200,000. The deadline for applications is June 17, 2022.
The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program (GOSP) Funding Cycle is now open. The DNR grants staff will conduct a series of webinar-based Educational Workshops covering the highlights of GOSP and offering training on the application process.
Registration is now open for the country's first and oldest state tourism conference! The Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference, taking place in Athens on August 1-3, is the premier event for the state’s tourism and hospitality industry. Attend the conference to learn best practices and strategies from global experts in the tourism industry.
The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is reminding counties to begin using the Timber Harvest Notification website and to be aware of the species invasion that is spreading throughout the state.
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
NACo members are invited to submit policy resolutions and platform changes to be considered by NACo’s membership at the conference. The NACo resolutions process provides members with the ability to participate in national policy decisions affecting county governments by proposing changes to NACo’s platform or policy resolutions that, if approved, will be added to the platform for one year. Submit your policy resolutions and platform changes by Tuesday, June 21. 
The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office has produced a series of resource guides for rural communities on topics ranging from high speed internet, economic development planning, recreation economy, childcare resources, and more. Read further for additional information.