ACCG Mental Health Model Resolution
Counties are the closest constitutional form of government to their constituents and are often on the frontline of addressing pressing community issues such as mental health. Within recent years, Georgia has made significant strides regarding mental health reform, and ACCG and Georgia’s counties have played a critical role in spearheading those efforts. As the mental health crisis persists, it is incumbent upon Georgia’s county officials to continue to help lead efforts with state officials to devise solutions for all who call the Peach State home.
There is strength in the collective and unified voice of Georgia’s 159 counties. That said, ACCG is strongly encouraging every county in the state to adopt a resolution urging the Governor and General Assembly to continue efforts to reform and improve mental health services for the citizens of Georgia. Click here to download the model resolution. ACCG asks for this to be adopted by Friday, December 8, 2023, prior to the start of the 2024 legislative session. Once your county has adopted the resolution, please notify Administrative and Policy Coordinator Tottianna Davis by emailing her a copy of the signed resolution ([email protected]).
Again, there is strength in the collective and unified voice of Georgia’s 159 counties. That strength has been witnessed with recent, and numerous, legislative successes – especially with House Bill 1013 which provided for additional mental health resources for communities throughout the state. It is ACCG’s hope that all counties will join this effort to help effectuate much-needed change.
Click here for a special message from ACCG President & Baldwin County Commissioner Henry Craig on the importance of this effort.