January 2018, Vol.12, No.1
With the 2018 Legislative Session less than one week away, it is imperative to become familiar with key topics by using the legislative tools ACCG provides. January 8 marks the start of the Legislative Session. Visit ACCG's website to review the content before the General Assembly convenes.

Visit https://www.accg.org/page.php?ID=1106 to view the full article online.

ACCG has provided a step-by-step guide to properly navigate the Legislative Tracking Database. This database can be used to track the status of various bills produced by the state Legislature and monitored by ACCG. Use this guide to learn how to operate the database during the Legislative Session.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/acg-nwl/pdf/Using_the_ACCG_Legislative_Tracking_Database_112017.pdf to view the full article online.

Six bills impacting county government became effective Jan. 1, 2018. Read more for a summary of each bill.

Visit http://accg.org/page.php?ID=1356 to view the full article online.

County Days at the Capitol provide county officials with updates on current/new state initiatives as well as pertinent details on bills moving through the legislative process. Contact your county clerk to register and join fellow county leaders as they go behind the scenes to become involved in the policymaking process while the General Assembly is in session.

Visit http://accg.org/page.php?ID=1331 to view the full article online.

ACCG is now accepting nominations until February 9 for the 2018 ACCG Awards & Recognition Program, which serves as a way to recognize the individuals who provide outstanding contributions to their local communities. Nominations can be submitted for the Emory Greene Leadership Award, Jerry Griffin Leadership Award, Youth Leadership, and Clerk of the Year.

Visit http://accg.org/page.php?ID=1349 to view the full article online.

Registration is available for the 2018 NACo Legislative Conference. From March 3-7, elected and appointed county officials will come together to focus on federal policy issues that directly impact counties and their constituents. Join over 2,000 county leaders and help strengthen the voice of county government.

Visit http://www.naco.org/events/2018-naco-legislative-conference to view the full article online.

This month's spotlight is shining on Georgia Southern University student, Brianna Butler, and her exciting journey as an intern with the Douglas County Human Resources Department. Read more about her role in helping the county implement an employee wellness program.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/acg-nwl/articles/index-v5.asp?aid=479368&issueID=57753 to view the full article online.

The Georgia Chapter of the American Public Works Association is hosting its 4th Annual APWA Georgia Chapter Awards Program. The program was established to recognize outstanding public works employees, individuals, groups, and projects representing the best achievements in Georgia’s public works industry. Submit your nominations no later than Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

Visit http://georgia.apwa.net/PageDetails/4138 to view the full article online.

What's better than the sweet taste of a cold Coca-Cola? Join others as they uncover the answer to the question during the free lunch and learn event on Jan. 12 at the Georgia Archives. Learn about Cola-Cola's journey into World War II and the lasting impression the sweet drink had on the brave soldiers who fought in the battle.

Visit http://www.accg.org/docs/JANUARY%20LUNCH%20AND%20LEARN.pdf?platform=hootsuite to view the full article online.

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