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Center for State and Local Finance Financial Risk Management Course

Georgia State University's Center for State and Local Finance is offering a course on financial risk management as part of its executive education in public finance program. Retirement, Risk Management and Procurement will be lead by former DeKalb County Chief Financial Officer Joel Gottlieb and will include instruction from former DOAS Deputy Director for Procurement Leslie Lowe and Harold Weston, associate professor at GSU's Robinson College of Business.

2017 County Budget News

Counties should be prepared for busget changes that will occur in 2017. Among the changes are automatic longevity increases for county officials elected in 2016.

Upcoming LGRMS Training

LGRMS will host its Local Government Safety Coordinator (modules 1, 2, and 3) and the Personnel Liability Issues 2016 training events throughout the months of February and March.

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New Timber Harvest Ordinance in Effect

The Georgia Forestry Commission reminds counties that a new timber harvesting ordinance is in effect. The ordinance is a result of HB 199 passed during the 2015 legislative session.

Governor Deal Announces Decade-Long, $10 Billion Road Investment Plan

Gov. Deal announce a 10-year, $10 billion road investment plan. Revenue from the Critical Transportation Funding Investment Act of 2015 will be used to complete transportation infrastructure and maintenance projects throughout the state.

NACo Release County Economies 2015

The National Association of Counties (NACo) released its economic report on the nation's 3,069 counties, County Economies 2015: Opportunities and Challenges. The report provides an in-depth analysis of county economies as a whole using four indicators: employment, unemployment rates, GDP, and home prices.

Deal to hold transportation news conference

Gov. Nathan Deal will be joined by legislators and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) representatives at a news conference on Tuesday at 11:45 a.m.

After Recent Flooding, Eyes Turn Towards Recovery

ACCG-IRMA provides counties with some tidbits on how to manage recovery efforts due to floods over the recent holidays.

2016 Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control Effective January 1

The 2016 Edition of the Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia is effective January 1, 2016. All GDOT projects let on or after July 1, 2016, shall comply with the 2016 Edition of the Manual.

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