September 2022, Vol.16 , No.9
Registration for this year’s Legislative Leadership Conference is still available! Join us in Jekyll Island to engage in legislative discussions, network with your county peers and vote on the 2023 Policy Agenda and Legislative Priorities. Visit the conference website for more details on the event.
ACCG is coming to a county near you! Join us as we travel accross the state to host a series of Fall Regional Meetings to discuss the 2023 Policy Agenda, ACCG's research on the impact of COLAs and longevity increases on constitutional officers and other county elected officials and more. Register for the meeting of your choice today.
Your feedback is needed. ACCG is still seeking data on two salary surveys to gain a better understanding of the financial impact increases will have on county governments. Both surveys close in mid September.
Looking for a fun day of golf with county officials supporting a great cause? Registration is now open for the 6th Annual ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation Golf Tournament on October 17. Your participation in this event will help support programs that foster youth leadership, public service oriented internships, and increased understanding of Georgia county government.
Benjamin Appel and Cady Sikes are shining bright as the interns on the month. Learn more about how their experiences with the Fayette County State Court will prove helpful in their future careers.
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 Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) is opening two State Revolving Fund call for project periods this year. The 2022 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Supplemental Funding and the 2023 CWSRF and DWSRF Annual Base Funding call for projects.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) recently announced the Recycling, Waste Reduction, and Diversion (RWD) Grant. The RWD Grant will provide financial support to projects that reduce solid waste, recover valuable materials, support manufacturing, and encourage innovation.
The Georgia Forestry Commision is reminding counties of several resources available for communities seeking to protect their lands. Learn more about the Community Wildfire Defense Grants, the ReLeaf Program, and the Arbor Day Foundation to discover how your community can protect and preserve Georgia's forests.
The Bring One for the Chipper program is encouraging counties to help aid their mission in collecting Christmas trees and recycling them into mulch or fuel, transforming them into fish or wildlife habitats, or utilizing other appropriate reuse methods. Learn more about how your county can get involved.
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. 
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
The National Association of Counties (NACo) has released several new resources for counties to access. From Operation Green Light for Veterans to NACo’s Inflation Reduction Act implementation analysis, these resources are available to aid counties in their efforts.