July 2022, Vol.16 , No.7
ACCG needs your help identifying legislative action items for 2023. Attend the summer policy committee meetings to get involved in the policy development process and to ensure your voice is heard on key issues. Visit the ACCG website for registration details.
Despite the increase in market rates, the ACCG – Interlocal Risk Management Agency continues to offer a stable, cost-effective source of specialized property and liability insurance coverages and services for Georgia county governments.
Mark your calendars for the 2022 Legislative Leadership Conference. Join ACCG and your fellow county colleagues September 28-30, in Glynn County for the association’s fall policy conference. Hear firsthand from state legislators about hot topics and let your county’s voice be heard during the business session where county officials will vote on the 2023 Proposed Policy Agenda and Legislative Priorities.
The spotlight is shining bright on LaGrange College student, Hannah Godfrey, and her internship with Troup County’s Parks and Recreation Department. Dive into Hannah's story to learn more about her experience and her future career goals.
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
The Governor’s Awards, a partnership between Georgia Humanities, Georgia Council for the Arts and the Office of the Governor, is looking for people and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia’s civic and cultural vitality through service to the humanities or excellence in the arts. The deadline to submit nominations is July 22.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2022 Governor’s Public Safety Awards. The awards are intended to recognize employees who go beyond the ordinary to protect Georgia’s citizens and property, or who contribute significantly to the public safety profession. The deadline for submission of nominations is Friday, August 5,
Congratulations to the GLGPA certificate recipients for completing the Level I Certification as a Certified Human Resources Manager (CHRM) and the Level II Certification as an Advanced Certified Human Resources Manager (ACHRM). Award recipients were recognized for their accomplishments at the GLGPA spring conference in June.
The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is reminding counties to use the Timber Harvest Notification website and to be mindful of best practices to reduce the likelihood of a Southern Pine Beetle invasion.
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
The Biden Administration recently announced the launch of the first-ever funding program that is dedicated to reconnecting American communities. The pilot program, Reconnecting Communities Program, was created by the president’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will help reconnect people to economic opportunities and essential services in their communities. 
All 159 counties in Georgia are eligible to serve on a NACo Policy Steering Committee. County commissioners and county staff are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to have an impact on federal laws and regulations. Nomination forms must be submitted to ACCG by July 11