The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Georgia Humanities Council to make the New Georgia Encyclopedia (NGE), www.georgiaencyclopedia.org, its preferred site for information about Georgia counties.
House Bill 811, having passed the House by 151-5,was intended to prevent the redirection of dedicated fees for the Solid Waste Trust Fund, the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund, the Peace Officer and Prosecutors Training Fund,and Joshua's Law.
Governor Nathan Deal, Oconee County Chairman Melvin Davis and , Athens-Clarke Mayor Nancy Denson have announced the selection of Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties as the location of a Caterpillar plant to be built on the Orkin property near the intersection of old US 29 and Georgia 316.
Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan welcomed guests at the Trail Head located behind the Boundary Waters Aquatic Center, and then led them for the first Ľ mile to the trail gazebo where a short program was held.
Marquel’s Pledge is a community initiative to raise the awareness of the dangers of celebratory gunfire in DeKalb County and throughout Georgia. DeKalb County created the initiative after 4-year-old Marquel Peters was struck and killed in church by a stray bullet believed to have been fired by a New Year’s Eve reveler.
As ACCG newest preferred partner, FivePoints provides cost effective solutions to help local governments with electronic records management, data integration, records preservation, and scanning services.
The Georgia General Assembly returns to the State Capitol on Monday, January 14, 2013. ACCG encourages county officials to review the 2013 county legislative priorities and to stay connected throughout the legislative session. ACCG will send weekly electronic legislative updates each Friday
Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful announces that it has received a national award from Keep America Beautiful and Nestle Pure Life for efforts to encourage local plastic bottle recycling during the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program.
the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is partnering with GHFA Affordable Housing, Inc. to administer a new program called HomeSafe Georgia. HomeSafe Georgia targets homeowners who have experienced a substantial decrease in income due to job loss or underemployment by providing a mortgage payment bridge while they seek new or better employment. This program is expected to assist over 18,000 people.
University of Georgia (UGA)Vice President for Public Service and Outreach Jennifer Frum announced the appointment of Laura Meadows as director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government on Wednesday, February 15. The appointment takes effect immediately.
NACo is now accepting applications for the 2012 County Courthouse Awards. Established in 2001, the awards are sponsored by Siemens and recognize individual elected county officials from NACo member counties who demonstrate innovative and effective leadership to improve the quality of life of residents. Nominations are due by April 27, 2012.
The National Association of Counties’ (NACo) has sent letters to President Obama and Congressional leaders voicing deep concern that federal budget deficit reduction talks will focus too much on reductions to domestic, discretionary spending programs that will affect the American people.
Public information scoping meetings will be held in three locations in June for the development of a Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan (PRCIP) for a proposed new service between Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC.
Two Bills of Concern to Counties Scheduled for a Vote on the House Floor Tuesday, March 5, 2013 ACCG encourages county officials to read more on these two bills and contact your Representatives with concerns before the House convenes at 10 a.m. HB 159 Prohibits Counties
After a busy year preparing and planning for disasters and then actually having to coordinate relief efforts after three major events in 2011, Whitfield County’s Emergency Management Agency has been named the state’s Agency of the Year by the Emergency Management Association of Georgia.
Union County Sole Commissioner Lamar Paris, ACCG Executive Director Ross King and other county officials recently travelled to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
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