Public-Private Partnership of the Year
ACCG recognizes that public-private partnerships make county government more efficient and cost-effective. The Public-Private Partnership of the Year Award recognizes a company that has worked with a county to deliver a valuable public benefit, service or resource that positively impacts the county’s citizens.
County Government Media Advocate of the Year Award
One of the oldest principles of journalism recognizes media as the watchdog of government. ACCG recognizes that the media serves a primary role in providing timely and accurate information to the public about county government. The Media Partner of the Year Award recognizes an individual reporter or media outlet which has made extraordinary contributions in this area.
Legislative Advocate of the Year
ACCG’s history has been rooted in legislative advocacy since 1914, when 19 counties came together to work on transportation issues. Today, the association’s consensus-building policy development process depends on the involvement of elected and appointed county officials. Successful legislative advocacy further depends upon an actively engaged grassroots network that follows legislation at the state and federal level.
Civic and Community Engagement Advocate of the Year
ACCG strongly believes that civic and community engagement is a critical component of operating a successful county government. Through civic and community engagement, counties can educate and motivate the public to become more involved in local government.
Leadership Development Advocate of the Year
ACCG views the development of leaders for Georgia counties and their citizens as a primary goal and responsibility of the organization. The Leadership Development Advocate of the Year recognizes an individual or organization which has made extraordinary contributions in this area.