April 2023, Vol.17 , No.4
County officials may now access the official conference website for information on hotels, parking, the conference agenda, and more. Be sure to visit the conference website regularly for updates.
The University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government's(CVIOG) CyberArch Program is working with ACCG Insurance Programs to offer a series of webinars to help strengthen county officials in cybersecurity best practices.
ACCG welcomes its 5th year of the Employee Safety Grant Program. The grant program distributes funding to eligible members to provide financial assistance for the purpose of reducing employees' work-related injuries.
Local Government Risk Management Services (LGRMS) recently hosted a webinar on the 2024 ACCG Safety Discount and the 2023 Employee Safety Grant Programs. Access a recording of the webinar to learn more about each program.
The spotlight is shining bright on UGA Student Jordanne Brisby and her internship with Cobb County. Learn more about Jordanne and how her experience has shaped her outlook on life and future career.
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
GFC is helping landowners identify a non-native, invasive weed this month as it shows its "flowery" side. Cogongrass sightings should be reported to local GFC offices so treatment can be provided.
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (NWGRC) are partnering to host an ARC Funding Workshop. Register to learn about funding opportunities and how to recieve assistance from your regional commissions.
The Valdosta State University Center for Regional Impact is accepting applications for the Rural Development Institute on June 13-15. The program connects local leaders with seasoned economic development professionals and content experts to develop local strategies to enhance and improve their communities.
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.
Join the National Association of Counties (NACo) in celebrating National County Government Month (NCGM). Held each April, NCGM is an annual celebration of county government and an excellent opportunity for counties, parishes, and boroughs to highlight effective county programs and raise public awareness about services provided to the community.