Register for the 2016 Legislative Leadership Conference!

Register Today for the 2016 Legislative Leadership Conference!

The Legislative Leadership Conference is returning to Glynn County! Join your fellow county officials for ACCG’s staple policy conference on Sept. 28-30 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Georgia’s coast. Attend this fall event to gain information and understanding on policy issues significant to Georgia’s counties. Hear directly from ACCG’s policy experts, political analyst Bill Crane and key state leaders on pressing and emerging issues all while networking with your county colleagues.


Reminder:  Appoint Your County Voting Delegate

The primary charge of the Legislative Leadership Conference is for Georgia’s county commissioners to finalize and adopt the 2017-2018 County Platform, the document that guides the policy staff’s efforts before the General Assembly and Congress. County commissioners will vote on the County Platform during the business session on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 1:30 p.m. Please be sure to appoint your county voting delegate by Friday, Sept. 16, to ensure your county is represented during this important session.

Click here to obtain the voting delegate form. All forms should be sent to Rhonda Ligons via fax to (404) 525 -2477 or scanned in an email to


Bill Crane to Give Keynote Address at 2016 Legislative Leadership Conference

Respected political analyst and commentator Bill Crane will deliver the keynote presentation on Thursday, Sept. 29 and will share his experienced perspective on this political year. Beginning his career in broadcasting, he quickly climbed the corporate ladder serving as a senior communications strategist for governmental agencies. Between his roles as vice president of marketing for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce during Atlanta’s Olympic year to his contribution in teaching the three pillars of corporate communication, Crane has become a key player in the upward economic development of Metro Atlanta.

Similar to his monthly column and radio commentary on WSB Radio, Crane will explore key aspects of the non-traditional political antics we’ve witnessed in recent times.  


Hear Directly from State Leadership


Looking Ahead – A Preview of the 2017 General Assembly Session by Legislative Leadership

Thursday, September 29

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Georgia’s county officials will have the opportunity to hear firsthand from key policy leaders and legislators on issues expected to come before the state Legislature. Attend the continuing education session, Looking Ahead – A Preview of the 2017 General Assembly Session by Legislative Leadership, for a roundtable discussion by Senate and House leadership on their perspectives of the pressing issues that will come up during the next session.


Hot Topic Sessions Focus on Relevant Issues


The Changing World of Transportation Funding for Georgia’s Counties

Thursday, Sept. 29

2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

This year’s conference gives attendees continuing education sessions that focus on upcoming opportunities and changes that will shape the future of Georgia’s counties. Attendees have the option to enjoy a session with ACCG’s Legislative Director, Clint Mueller, as he discusses the prospect of local transportation funding options and the endless possibilities those options provide counties to help them address the needs of their communities.


FLSA’s New Overtime Pay Rule and Its Impact on Public Employers

Thursday, Sept. 29

2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

The other session that is open for attendees is an enlightening seminar about the upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Join Attorney J. Larry Stine as he raises awareness on the impact the new overtime pay rule will have on government and its public sector employees. The hot topics sessions provide an overview on the implications this change can have on county officials and their county, as well as the need to be prepared for the occurrence.

Earn Credit in the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy

County government officials can complete select courses in the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy and receive continuing education credit by attending hot topics sessions. Newly-elected commissioners are welcome to attend if it aligns with their county’s policy.

Click here to view the full conference agenda and the courses being offered. Contact your county clerk to register so that you don’t miss this educational opportunity. ACCG looks forward to seeing you in Jekyll!