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County Platform & Legislative Priorities

ACCG County Platform
Attached you will find a draft of the 2015-2016 County Platform as approved by the Policy Council and Board of Managers. This platform will be presented to ACCG’s full membership on Thursday, October 9th at 4:45pm at the General Session during the Legislative Leadership Conference.  During the General Session, ACCG First Vice-President Charlotte Nash will present the 2015-2016 County Platform to the ACCG membership for adoption.  Each individual committee report will be voted on by the membership.

Counties must appoint a voting delegate to vote during the business session. If you have not already done so, please complete and return the attached voting delegate form no later than Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. All completed forms may be submitted by fax to 404-525-2477 to the attention of Rhonda Ligons or scanned in an email to

ACCG’s Policy Staff will review the County Platform at the Policy Issues Update Session scheduled for that morning; Thursday, October 9th from 8:30a.m.-11:45a.m. Please note that this is the time where those in attendance can ask questions and speak to the policy staff regarding changes to the platform. The General Session will only allow time for votes and any presented amendments.
In each committee report, proposed new language is underlined/highlighted and accomplished positions are deleted and marked by a strike-through. This platform was created with track changes so please note that there is no color coding. Questions regarding any of the policies should be directed to the appropriate ACCG committee staff member by calling (404) 522-5022.
Please note that only members of the ACCG Policy Council can make changes to the platform. If you would like to recommend any changes, please use the attached contact sheet to contact a Policy Council member and ask them to make the recommendation on your behalf. Please use the attached recommendation form when requesting a change. All recommendations need to be sent to no later than October 2nd.

While the amended draft platform is being emailed, we respectfully request that county clerks or administrators provide their respective county commissioners with copies of this document prior to the Policy Issues Update Session and General Session on October 9th.


Legislative Priorities
The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) works on behalf of counties and their communities to provide public policy development and legislative advocacy on issues that come before the Georgia General Assembly and the U.S. Congress.  As part of ACCG’s policy development process, county officials identify specific, actionable items for the Association’s lobbyists to further.  These items, that are called the Legislative Agenda, are recommended by the ACCG Policy Council, approved by the Board of Managers and voted upon by the ACCG membership at the Legislative Leadership Conference as part of the County Platform.  


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