November 2023, Vol.17 , No.11
Fall Regional Meetings are now underway. There is still time to register for one of the remaining meetings for an opportunity to receive updates from ACCG, discuss hot issues impacting county government, and connect with your county peers. 
The grant application period for the 2024 Georgia County Iintership Program (GCIP) is open through December 18, 2023. Click "read more" to learn how to apply. 
The Immigration Report Collection System managed by the Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA) will open on November 1 for the reporting period of December 1, 2022, through November 30, 2023. 
This month we are highlighting two county interns who have turned their internships into full-time careers. In Augusta-Richmond County, Kimberly Kelly served as an intern in the Human Resources department. In Columbus-Muscogee County, Destiny Chisolm had the opportunity to work as an intern in the HR and Risk Management Department. Learn how each intern uses the skills they learned in their full-time position by clicking "read more."
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
The Georgia Forestry Commission served as a partner for the Georgia Tree Council's (GTC) annual meeting in Columbus-Muscogee County. The Forestry Commission and GTC thanks all county officials who attended the event. 
The Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS) strives to enhance the lives of visually impaired citizens in Georgia. Residents can access GaRRS online to listen to readings from newspapers and more. 
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
Norfolk Southern is now offering two new grant programs that promote safe and sustainable operations, develop the local work force, and build strong, resilient communities. Learn more about the Safety First and Thriving Communities Grants to see if your community is eligible for funding.
Connect with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Georgia to learn more about the new programs available to rural communities in the state.