June 2023, Vol.17, No.6
Registration for the summer policy committee meetings will open soon. ACCG's seven standing policy committees will meet this summer to discuss key issues and to recommend policy objectives for the 2024 ACCG Policy Agenda. The issues will guide the Association's efforts before the Georgia General Assembly, Congress, and federal and state agencies.
Registration for the July 2023 Leadership Institute is opening soon! For those working on CORE Certification in the Lifelong Learning Academy, the next opportunity to complete the two-day Leadership Institute is July 20-21, 2023, at the Union County Community Center in Blairsville, Georgia. The Leadership Institute is one of the nine required CORE classes and is an intense, two-day leadership experience. 
June is the month of sunshine! This month the sun is shining bright on Fayette County Intern Patrick Knight. Over the summer of 2022, Knight worked as a laboratory and compliance intern with the Fayette County Water System. Under the supervision of the laboratory and compliance specialist, Knight worked in the water quality laboratory on monitoring and management projects. 
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
State News
On July 1, Georgia’s Timber Harvest Notification (THN) website system will become the required format for counties to receive timber harvest notifications. Counties that require THN notifications are encouraged to register before the deadline.
Save the date for the 2023 Georgia Highway Safety Conference in Savannah/Chatham County. Join hundreds of safety professionals, educators, law enforcement, traffic engineers, policy makers, and community planners on August 6-9, 2023, to learn more about highway safety trends such as pedestrian and bicycle safety, occupant protection, and distracted and impaired driving among other topics.
This month, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) is hosting a free three-part webinar series for Georgia communities interested in learning about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Register now to attend the webinar of your choice.
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
Launched in 1970, the NACo Achievement Awards recognizes counties from across the country for the services they provide. Split between 18 categories, counties have the opportunity to submit programs for recognition on the topics of health, civic engagement, county administration, public safety, and more.
This year, four Georgia counties were selected as recipients, with two winning “Best in Category.”
The deadline to apply for funding through the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant program is quickly approaching. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent deaths and serious injuries on our nation's roadways. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2023.
The NACo Annual Conference & Exposition is the only event that brings elected and county officials from across the country together in an effort to help improve residents’ lives and the efficiency of county government.