March 2023, Vol.17 , No.3
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, state Revenue Commissioner Frank O'Connell and state Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry are the latest of confirmed speakers that will address county officials during this year's Legislative Breakfast. These state leaders will share pertinent updates from their state agencies and discuss how those issues impact county government. Attendees will also hear from Georgia's new House Speaker Jon Burns.
Are you ready to IGNITE (or RE-IGNITE) your passion for public service? Get ready to join ACCG and your county peers this April 27-30 in Savannah/Chatham County for the 2023 ACCG Annual Conference. Contact your county clerk to register.
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2023  ACCG Awards & Recognition Program is this Friday, March 3! Don't miss the opportunity to shine light on the outstanding leader(s) in your county. 
The Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP) Grant winners have been selected. Forty-nine internships were selected by the GCIP Review Committee in February to receive grant funding from the ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation for the summer of 2023.
The spotlight is shining bright on undergraduate students Ariana Frazier and Kaniya Bates and their internship with Augusta-Richmond County. Learn more about both students and how this experience has shaped their outlook on 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
Tornadoes that raked 143 miles of central Georgia’s rural and urban landscape on January 12 left behind an estimated $14.8 million in timber damages. The Georgia Forestry Commission has distributed an assessment of damage in the path of the storms to Georgia county managers and county commissioners.
The Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) has kicked off a statewide initiative to gain insight from Georgians about their experience with internet connectivity. Join GTA and community leaders as they host a series of Digital Connectivity Listening Sessions across the state to provide input and help aid in planning for the use of funds to expand broadband infrastructure.
The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University is seeking proposals for its Health Opportunity Pilot Communities. Through A Healthier Georgia, GHPC seeks to identify and partner with four geographically diverse community-based collaboratives working to improve the health and well-being of their community. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 22.
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced the availability of nearly $1.7 billion to support state and local efforts to modernize aging transit fleets with low- and no-emission buses, renovate and construct bus facilities, and support workforce development. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, April 13.
Sen. Ossoff is accepting requests for Fiscal Year 2024 Congressionally Directed Spending projects. Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) projects are high-impact projects located in Georgia that can be jumpstarted or reach completion with the assistance from the Federal Government. These requests must be submitted via the form on the Senator’s website by 5:00 p.m.,Tuesday, March 7.