July 2019, Vol.13 , No.7
Policy Committee Meetings are quickly approaching! Don't miss out on the opportunity to have an impact on shaping the Policy Agenda and Legislative Priorities ACCG will advocate for during the 2020 Legislative Session. Let your voice be heard, shine light on issues your county and surrounding communities face, and help ACCG lobby for bills that help Georgia counties continue to provide effective and efficient services to their constituents. 

Visit https://www.accg.org/page.php?ID=1614 to view the full article online.

ACCG has partnered with Omnia Partners (formerly U.S. Communities) and Safeware-Mallory – the premier national provider of public safety equipment – to help counties save money on purchases. Join us for a FREE webinar on Wednesday, August 7 to learn more about Safeware-Mallory’s products and services that keep people safe in any workplace environment. Register today!

Visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8928833063013380619 to view the full article online.


LGRMS presents Dangerous Crossroads Ahead: The Intersection of the First and Fourth Amendment Training for command staff, supervisors, and first line law enforcement officers. Led by attorney Scott MacLatchie, this course examines the crossroads where two constitutional principles intersect and provides practical tips for dealing with people who may be legitimately exercising constitutional rights, and others who are actively trying to bait officers into overreaction. Encourage your public safety officials to attend an event near them to learn more about the dangerous crossroads ahead. 

Visit https://www.accg.org/docs/Law_Enforcement_Training_Flyer_Front_and_Back_2019_opt.pdf to view the full article online.

While Stuart Johnson, a government student at Harvard University, was fairly familiar with county government operations, he was unaware of the intricate details surrounding many of the departments/institutions. Through his internship with Fulton County, he not only learned more about how each department provides services to the community, he also acquired professional development skills that will help enhance his future career. 

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/acg-nwl/articles/index-v5.asp?aid=567361&issueID=67258 to view the full article online.

How do you commute to work? Whether it's on two wheels or four, GDOT wants to hear from you. Take a brief survey to help GDOT identify transit needs across the state and prioritize future investments. Your input is key to shaping the future of public transit!

Visit http://www.dot.ga.gov/IS/Transit/TransitPlan to view the full article online.

Have you ever wondered if the goods in your local store are Georgia made products? Here's your chance to find out. This month, the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance is hosting a plant tour series to highlight local manufacturers and the economic impact that they are having in their communities. From a tour of the Chick-fil-A headquarters to Procter & Gamble, producers of Bounty and Charmin paper products, you're guaranteed to learn a little bit more about the state you call home.

Visit https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com/events to view the full article online.

Here's a great opportunity to recognize the technology projects and leaders within your county! The LocalSmart Awards program honors local government officials and projects dedicated to improving the lives of their constituents through innovative uses of technology. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, July 12, 2019.

Visit https://statescoop.com/events/localsmart-awards/ to view the full article online.

The Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) offers an in-depth public finance program to help public sector employees develop valuable financial and leadership skills. The courses offered include leadership, capital budgeting, forecasting and debt management, and more.

Visit https://cslf.gsu.edu/executive-education-public-finance/ to view the full article online.

ACCG represents all 159 counties in Georgia, but did you know there is a national county association that represents the interest of America’s 3,069 counties? The National Association of Counties, also known as NACo, is the voice of counties on the federal level and works to strengthen the nation’s counties just as ACCG works to advance those here in Georgia.

Visit https://www.accg.org/docs/NACo%20Membership%20Yields%20Benefits%20for%20Counties.pdf to view the full article online.

During the month of July, the Georgia Archives is hosting two events that will take you on an exciting journey throughout history. Whether you want to learn about the founding of Southern Literature or the history of tourism in Georgia, the Georgia Archives is the place to be! All events are free to attend and do not require registration.

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

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