Georgia County Government Magazine Archive

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Spring 2016

Agriculture is King with Georgia Grown; 2016 Annual Conference Preview; Georgia’s First Industry Has Deep Roots and Bright Future; UGA Extension Agents Develop Community Gardens; ACCG-IRMA Offers HR Helpline to Members; Counties Do Their Part to Conserve Resources with Local Recycling Programs; Counties and the Law:  Is Your County Ready to Pay More Overtime?; 2016 District Days at the Capitol Recap; Georgia’s County Commissioners:  How the Day-to-Day Impacts Public Service; GCIP Helps Develop the Next Generation of County Leaders

The Impact of Body Worn Cameras; 2016 Legislative Preview; Georgia House Bill 310:  What It Really Means to Local Governments and Communities; Q&A with Dr. Jill Mabley, Medical Director of Cherokee County Fire & EMS; Three Technologies Improve Efficiencies in Georgia County Jails and Courts; Mobile Integrated Healthcare/Community Paramedicine – In Your County’s Future?; Counties and Inmate Medical Assistance; Dealing with the Mentally Ill in Jails

Putting the Public Sector to Work for Georgia’s Counties; Military Partnerships with Georgia Counties A Win-Win; Georgia Helps Itself:  The Efforts to Provide Funding Alternatives; A New Direction; Rebounding Economy Leads to Reform in Property Tax Law; The Crisis on Our Roads:  Turning the Tide on Surge in Georgia Traffic Deaths; 2015 Legislative Service Award Recipients; Education and Economic Development Go Hand-in-Hand; County Collaborations with Local Schools Save Money, Improve Efficiency; Georgia’s Technical Colleges:  Where Business and Education Intersect; Welcome to 191 Peachtree, ACCG’s New Home; Georgia County Internship Program:  Summer Success Stories; ACCG Heads to Jekyll Island for the Legislative Leadership Conference; I, You, Me and We; Reducing In-the-Line of Duty Deaths with Below 100 Train the Trainer; “Her Majesty” Instills Valuable Lessons:  Lessons Learned from the Hancock County Courthouse Fire; Why Can’t We Just Keep It All? The Case for Records & Information Management; Social Media and the Dog Tags

County Focus:  Gwinnett County – From Farming Roots; ACCG Annual Conference Highlights; Shifting Roles in County Government; Tidbits from the Frontline; From Intern to County Staff Member; How Investments in County Support Pay Dividends:  Spotlight on 311 and GIS; In Memoriam

Georgia Counties Matter To NACo and To America; Controlling the Cost of Workers’ Compensation Claims; Counties Not Immune to Cyber Risk -  Protect Yourself; ACCG Group Health Benefit Plan Past, Present, and Future; How Four Georgia Counties Reduce Risk to Their Employees; 2015 Annual Conference Preview; 2015 ACCG District Days at the Capital; Only WE Can Prevent Wildfires

Georgia’s Growing Film Industry:  Welcome to Y’allywood; From the Prospect’s Perspective:  A Look at Economic Development from the Perspective of Potential Businesses; ACCG District Days at the Capitol; The 2015 Legislative Preview:  Preparing for Successful County Advocacy; Cultivating Future Leaders:  A Look at GCAPS; Centennial Celebration Year in Review; Jefferson County Finds Benefit in ACCG Equipment Leasing Program; GASB’s New Rules on Uniformity and Disclosure; Leftover Harvests Feed Inmates; The Value of Digital Communication Signage


Counties and Sustainable Building Projects; A Little Change Can Add Up to A Lot of Cash; Growing Value Along Roadsides; Financing Conservation Projects; 2014 Legislative Service Awards; Election Year Gridlock Descends in Washington, D.C.; 2014 Legislative Leadership Conference Preview; Changing Forms of County Government; DCA:  Helping Communities Prepare for Economic Development; A Common Bond:  Yancey Bros Co. and ACCG Build Georgia Together; ACCG Can Help Your County Get Healthy; Lifelong Learning Academy:  Plotting Your Training Course for Success; Georgia County Internship Program:  Connecting College Students with County Internships; Extension News; Drive Better Fleet Results with Telematics; A “Win-Win”:  Georgia-Based Gas South Shows the Benefits of Private-Public Partnerships; Creating a Website That Engages, Informs, and Educates Your Constituents; What Counties Need to Know About the Insurance Premium Tax

County Focus:  Walton County and Pragmatic Governance; ACCG Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration Highlights; County Wellness Programs:  The Healthy Choice for Employees and Budgets; UGA Extension’s Walk Georgia Offers County Governments a Free, Online Option for Worksite Wellness; Counties and the Affordable Care Act:  An Update on Federal Healthcare Legislation; Leadership Development:  ACCG Gives County Officials Tools to Make Better Decisions

Technology at Work for Georgia’s Counties; There’s an App for That; ACCG+Esri=GIS Infinity; ACCG Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration Overview; ACCG Early Years-Paving the Way for Georgia’s Counties; The Arc of the Moral Universe is Long:  Three Civic Dreams; UGA Provides Real-Time Weather Data to Georgians; The Legal Importance of Email Organization

Meriwether County:  Establishing a Foundation for Economic Development and Growth; Preparing for the 2014 Legislative Session; Narrowing the Focus:  Choosing a Specialty Track in the Lifelong Learning Academy; Georgia’s Airports Open Doors to Opportunity; Decatur County Steps Forward While Looking into the Past; Georgia Ports Authority:  Supporting Jobs, the Georgia Economy, and Beyond; The Transportation Investment Act:  A Game Changer
Oglethorpe County:  Focusing on the Benefits of Protecting Rural Roots; Special Three-Part Focus:  Criminal Justice; Hospital Survival:  Informed County Commissioners Can Preserve Local Health Care; 2013 Legislative Service Award Recipients; Slice by Slice:  Students Learn About the Significance of Agriculture on Pizza Farms; 2013 Legislative Leadership Conference Preview
Dawson County:  Urban Experience Meets Rural Living; 2013 Annual Conference Highlights; ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation:  Cultivating Future Leaders; An Inside Look at County Fire Services; Look to the Cloud to Do More With Less; From Text Messages to Online Training Modules, UGA Extension Embraces Technology
Chatham County:  Cultivating Opportunities to Grow Investments; 2013 Annual Conference Preview; 8th Annual Georgia County Excellence Awards; County Government Emergency Management Agencies; The Fiscal Cliff; Avoiding First Amendment Liability in Employee Discipline.
Augusta-Richmond County:  Transforming the Future through Investments in Community Development; 2013 Legislative Preview; How 4G LTE is Changing the Face of County Government; FivePoint's Suite of Products:  Making Georgia's Courts More Efficient
Cherokee Cuonty:  Bringing Business Success Home; Regional Collaboration to Maximize Resources in East Central Georgia; Special Focus on Georgia Public Libraries; Special Focus on Health and Wellness Programs; ACCG adn Vinson Institute Set to Launch ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy
Henry County:  Building Bridges to Benefit One Henry; Five Georgia Events that Changed History; Performance Contracting:  A Creative Solution; Energy Savings Performance Contracts:  Risks and Rewards for Local Governments
An Inside Look at Criminal Justice Reform; Taylor County:  Strongly Rooted in an Agricultural Economy with Room for Growth; ACCG Annual Conference Highlights; How Counties Can Stay on Top with Uncertainty in Federal Funding; A More Level Playing Field for LOST Negotiations
Gwinnett County: Local Government Planning and Public Involvement Chart the Course for Community Development.  2012 Annual Meeting Preview.  7th Annual Georgia County Excellence Awards.  The Transportation Investment Act.  Preparing for Emergencies Before They Strike.  New 360-Degree Assessment Instrument Designed for Government Managers.
Harris County:  Small Investments Paying Dividends for the Future.  EMS Delivery Models in Georgia.  Teens Solving Community Problems.
Bartow County:  Where Quality of Life is By Design.  2012 Legislative Preview.  Drug Courts.  Three Ways to Get Over Overtime. 
Madison County: Celebrating the Past and Planning for the Future.  County Family Album.  Economic Development Innitiatives.  A Closer Look at Mental Healht Issues.  Four Counties Cooperate Regionally, Bringing Real Results.  Economic Development Case Studies.  August Mobile Classroom.  DeKalb County Clerk of Superior Court.
Thomas County Anchored by Strong Businesses & Creative Government.  Improving Rural Broadband in Southwest Georgia.  2011 Legislative Service Awards.  What the 2010 Census Means Locally.  The Census and Redistricting.  Understanding the Role of Probate Courts and Probate Judges.
Oconee County: Growth Driven by Quality of Life and Strong Schools.  2011 Annual Meeting Highlights.  GCIP Interns Help Map the Future for Bartow County.  ACCG and Gas South Affinity Program Saves You Money on Natural Gas.  Georgia Geospatial Advisory Council Advises Use of GIS. 
Tourism Fules Local Economy in Fannin County.  Improving Air Quality in Georgia, One County at a Time.  ACCG Annual Meeting Preview.  6th Annual Georgia County of Excellence Awards.  Extension Unveils New Tier System for Service Delivery.
Innovative Approach to County Fire Services.  Glynn County Parks and Recreation.  New Strategies for Passing SPLOST Referendums.  Legislative Issues 2011.  Tourism Generates Big Dollars Along Georgia's Coast.  ACCG and CVIOG Welcome Newly Elected Commissioners.
Columbus-Muscogee County: Seeks Innovative Partnerships for Community Success.  2011 Legislative Outlook.  Georgia's Fiscal Future.  New edition of the Handbook for Georgia County Commissioners Now Available.  Regulating Manufacture Homes.  Education if key to prosperity.
2010 County Family Album.  Transportation: The Challenge for Georgia's Future.  Athens-Clarke County Has All Georgia's Best.  Bibb County Pursues Progress for Middle Georgia.
Fayette County Sets the Bar for South Metro Quality of Life.  Innovative Local Wastewater Treatment Facilities.  Save Your Money: Be Prepared for your Auditors.  2010 Georgia County Excellence Awards.
Focus on Southwest Georgia.  Get on Board with Wellness.  Lee County: Continues to Prosper and Grow.  ACCG Honors 10 Lawmakers.  Federal Health Reform. 
Paulding County's New Economic Horizons.  Seatbelt Negligence Cost Counties Lives and Millions.
2010-11 ACCG President: Lamar Paris.  Union County Gets "Ready for Recovery".  Annual Meeting Highlights.
Jerry R. Griffin's Legacy of Leadership.  2010 Annual Meeting Preview.  5th Annual Georgia County Excellence Awards.
Whitfield County's 'Turnaround'.  Promoting Economic Diversity, Maintaining Core Industries.  County Cost-Cutting Measures.
Liberty County's Partners for Midcoast Progress.  Census 2010's Complete Count Committee.  Outlook for the Tri-State 'Water Wars'.  Broaden Your County's Partnerships.  Service Delivery in Hard Times.
Legislative Outlook 2010.  Strategies for Stormwater and Floodplain Management. Cooperative Extension.  State Patrol Facilities.  Tag and Title Services.
State of the State Water Management Plan.  Georgia Local Government Delegation Visits China.  Employee Contributions to 457 Plans.  Georgia's Hidden Reservoir.
October 2009
Southwest Georgia Counties Hold to Agricultural Tradition and Embrace the Future. The Georgia Ports Authority Maximizes Georgia's Opportunities. Forestry Commission Promotes Sustainable Growth. New DOT Commissioner.

September 2009
Columbia County. Local Government Consolidation. The Mercury Switch Program.
Newton and Morgan Counties. Georgia Public Safety Training Center. ACCG Teams with Dell.
July 2009
Dade, Catoosa and Walker Counties. ACCG Land Initiatiave. County Governments and the FCC's "Red Flag" Regulations. ACCG Financial Service Programs
Lowndes County.  2009 ACCG Annual Meeting Highlights.  Professional County Management: A Positive Return in a Difficult Economy.
New DeKalb County Administration.  ACCG's Annual Meeting Convenes in Savannah.  Fourth Annual Georgia County Excellence Awards.
Focus on Southeast Georgia: 'Citizen Leaders' Partner Regionally for Economic Diversity, High Quality of Life

February 2009
The ACCG Commissioners' Training Programs: A Foundation for Excellence in County Government.

January 2009
2009-2010 ACCG President Jan Tankersley.  Bulloch County Aims for Innovation, Excellence

December 2008
Legislative Outlook 2009: The County Perspective

November 2008
Floyd County: Government that's designed with citizens in mind.

October 2008
2008 County Family Album: Focus on South Georgia

September 2008
Cobb County's Team Players Create Government that Runs of 'All Cylinders'

August 2008
Transportation 2008: Can Georgia's Transportation Network Keep Pace with Growth?
Heart of Middle Georgia Pinelands: Attract Alternative Fuel Industries and More
2008-2009 ACCG President Virginia Gray

April 2008
Rural Middle Flint Region Transitions to the Future

March 2008
Bryan County Plans in Step with Unified Coastal Plan
Regional Focus on the Georgia Mountains: Rabun, Habersham and Stephens Unify to Meet Demands of Growth