April 2015, Vol. 9 , No. 4
ACCG's Courthouses of Georgia photo book has received national recognition from the Library Journal Book Review and has been listed as a "Best Print Reference of 2014" in the general reference category. According to its website, the Library Journal is the most trusted and respected publication for the library community.

Visit http://www.accg.org/content.asp?ContentId=2280 to view the full article online.

We are now only 15 days away from the 2015 ACCG Annual Conference, Innovation Integration! Be sure to monitor the new annual conference website for all things Innovation Integration and to make sure you receive all updates about our meeting down in Chatham County!

Visit http://2015ac.myaccg.com/ to view the full article online.

If you're interested in using the 'You Are Why We’re Here' campaign that ACCG has created for counties, but don't know where to begin? Has your county tried a few of the outreach tools, but would like to know how to use them more effectively? Campaign creators Jeff Rasmussen and Jen McLean from DMC will be joining ACCG Strategy & Innovation Director Beth Brown at the upcoming ACCG Annual Conference and can answer all of your questions. Look for the campaign booth near the registration desk. If your county is interested in setting up some individualized consulting time with Jeff and Jenn on Friday afternoon or Saturday at the conference, contact Beth Brown at 770-262-5092 or bbrown@accg.org.

Visit http://www.youarewhywerehere.com to view the full article online.

Be social with ACCG! Like us on Facebook, ACCG, and tweet us @GACounty. If you plan to connect with us through Facebook and Twitter during this year's annual conference, be sure to use #ACCG2015 to join the conversation!

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As March marked the beginning of the three-month active tornado season in the Southeast, it became more significant for counties to be aware of the property appraisal services provided to them through the ACCG Property & Casualty Fund. The ACCG Property & Casualty Fund helps return its member counties and authorities to normal operations as quickly as possible after a disaster hits. Access the link to learn more about the value of property appraisal.

Visit http://www.accg.org/content.asp?ContentId=2282 to view the full article online.

There is only one week left to register for the next public financial management course — Financial Management: Accounting, Risk, Procurement, Long-Term Liabilities — being offered by the Center for State and Local Finance at Georgia State University. The course is part of the center's Certificate in Public Finance. The deadline to register is April 9, 2015.

Visit http://cslf.gsu.edu/training/registration/ to view the full article online.

The Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP) awarded several counties grants to host their very own interns this past fall. Columbus State University Student Hale Lambeth worked with the Harris County Community Development Department. Read more to learn about Hale's experience with Harris County!

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/acg-nwl/articles/index-v5.asp?aid=313419&issueID=40062 to view the full article online.

Registration is now open for the Georgia Below 100 Train the Trainer Day hosted on May 12 by Local Government Risk Management Services. Below 100 is an initiative to reduce police line-of-duty deaths to less than 100 per year. This course recognizes that training and awareness are key and the target audience must be the change agent. Training will take place in Bartow, Columbia, Harris and Tift counties. Register today!

Visit http://www.accg.org/library/2015_03_31_LGRMS%20Below%20100%20-%20Inside%20-R2.pdf to view the full article online.

The 2015 County Health Rankings were released on March 25, 2015. A joint study between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute, the sixth annual County Health Rankings examines how people from one county to another range on various factors that ultimately determine the status of one's health. Factors include unemployment, education, diet, exercise and community safety, among others.

Visit http://www.naco.org/programs/csd/Pages/HelpingCountiesImproveCommunityHealth.aspx to view the full article online.

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