August 2022, Vol.16 , No.8
ACCG's policy committee meetings are more than just informational sessions on potential policy issues. These meetings are where the work gets done, an opportunity for county officials to have candid, constructive, and engaging conversations about the things they want ACCG to pursue during the legislative session. So register today and get involved in these dynamic conversations. Your input is needed!
County officials may now register for the 2022 Legislative Leadership Conference (LLC). Join ACCG, your county colleagues, and state leaders on September 28-30 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center in Glynn County for the association’s fall policy conference and days of engaging educational opportunities. 
The "Computing County Official Salaries for 2023" guidebook is now available. It provides directions for calculating county official salaries effective January 1, 2023. This guidebook is published annually by ACCG to assist counties in calculating salaries of certain county officials, as well as state officials who receive supplements to their salaries from the county.
ACCG is seeking feedback on two salary surveys to gain a better understanding of the financial impact increases will have on county governments.  
Get ready to swing into action at the ACCG Civic Affairs 6th Annual Golf Tournament on October 17 at Bear's Best. Proceeds from the tournament will help fund the Georgia County Internship Program.
ACCG launched a Firefighter Survey this summer to determine the structure of each county's fire department and the division of county-paid versus volunteer firefighters. Results of the survey are now available for review.
The spotlight is shining bright on Jonah Isaza, an incoming Aerospace Engineering major at Georgia Tech, and his internship with the Cobb County Human Resources Department. Learn more about his experience and future career goals.
The Local Government Risk Management Services (LGRMS) recently released a double edition of its SHARE newsletter. This double feature highlights several important issues such as staying cool in the Georgia heat, preserving your health, understanding auditor's rights and yours, plus more.
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 Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) has several learning opportunities including the UGA Certified Public Manager® (CPM®) program and an Innovations in Data Analysis and Data Visualization webinar. Learn more about each opportunity and how to register.
The Georgia Tank & Environmental Contractors Association (GTEC) is hosting a series of seminars on Underground Storage Tanks (USTs). GTEC, with the assistance of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), offers this seminar to keep UST Owners/Operators up to date on changes in the regulations on USTs and also on any new technologies available. 
The application window for the RWD Grant is now open. The grant was created to provide financial support to projects in Georgia to reduce solid waste, recover valuable materials, support manufacturing, and encourage innovation.
Applications are now being accepted for 2022 Georgia ReLeaf funding. The Georgia Tree Council and the Georgia Forestry Commission established the Georgia ReLeaf Program to bring community forests back to life by planting trees in public areas such as parks, schools, main streets, and business districts.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has issued a call for Transportation Alternatives (TA) project applications for FY2023 funding. This Call for Projects is targeted specifically for cities/municipalities with populations of 5,000 or less.  Applications for the call for projects will be accepted until August 19, 2022
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently opened the pre-application window for the 2022-2023 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program (GOSP).
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
Stay tuned to alerts from USDA for upcoming investment opportunities and funding roundtables for assisting Georgia’s rural communities.