October 2022, Vol.16 , No.10
Due to the cancellation of the Legislative Leadership Conference (LLC), the 2023 Policy Agenda Adoption Process will now take place online. The voting period will be held from 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12 until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14. Click to review more important dates and details.
Registration for Fall Regional Meetings is open. Attend a meeting to learn more about 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. Contact your county clerk to register.
The ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.  Attendees will learn about the 2023 Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP), the application process, changes to the application form, and best practices in applying for a GCIP grant.
The ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation is seeking grant applications from counties for the 2023 Georgia County Internship Program. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the role county government plays in our lives.
The 2023 Lifelong Learning Academy (LLA) Calendar is now available for review. Access the LLA Calendar to map out your courses and to prepare for upcoming events. Contact your county clerk to register for courses and events.
October's spotlight is shining bright on Kristy Guerrier and her internship with Fulton County. Learn more about Kristy and how this experience taught her about county government and interactions between state and local governments. 
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 Tank & Environmental Contractors Association (GTEC) is hosting the 2022 seminar 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. 
Get the latest updates from GFC to learn more about the outdoor burning ban and the recent honor GFC received from the National Woodland Owners Association. 
For forty years, the UGA Georgia Economic Outlook has helped Georgians make informed business decisions in both boom times and recessions. Join UGA experts and state business leaders to learn the latest on everything from the housing market to inflation at UGA’s 2023 Georgia Economic Outlook tour this winter. 
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
The U.S.Department of Transportation released the FY22 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the new Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program. This new discretionary grant program will offer up to $100 million in grants annually over the next five years to fund transportation projects that use data and technology to solve real-world challenges facing communities today.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the process for state, local and Tribal governments to file bulk challenges to the data in the Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric (the “Fabric”), which serves as the foundation for the Broadband Data Collection (BDC) fixed availability maps. 
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Communities are calling on county leaders to invest in cybersecurity to ensure their county has the tools and resources to control the risk of cyber-attacks and information security breaches.