Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 ACCG Rewards & Recognition Program
ACCG is now accepting nominations until March 10th for the 2017 ACCG Awards & Recognition Program which serves as a way to recognize the individuals who provide outstanding contributions to their local community. The association also works with the Georgia County Clerks’ Association to present the County Clerk of the Year Award. Recipients may be nominated in the following categories:
ACCG LEADERSHIP AWARDS
- Emory Greene Leadership Award (elected officials)
The Emory Greene Leadership Award is recognized as the highest award presented by the ACCG. The Award recognizes a county commissioner who has made significant contributions in the local community and at the state level.
- Jerry R. Griffin Excellence in Public Service Award (elected and appointed officials)
The Jerry R. Griffin Excellence in Public Service Award was created to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to the citizens of the state of Georgia through public service in county government. The Award recognizes an appointed county staff member or another individual who has had a lasting impact through county government public service and/or in his or her community.
For a full overview of the Leadership awards, click here.
- Youth Leadership of the Year Award
The Youth Leadership of the Year Award was created to recognize up-and-coming young leaders who represent ACCG's passion for community and excellence. The Award recognizes someone who has an understanding of what skills effective leaders possess and has made an impact at school and in the community.
Nominations for the ACCG Leadership awards must be submitted no later than Friday, March 24, 2017 by 5 p.m. To apply, fill out the forms (below) for the Leadership Award and then mail them to the ACCG office or email them to ACCG Communications Fellow Destini Billins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details are on the application form.
As an alternative to the traditional paper application, counties can submit a video nomination for this year’s awards. Video nominations may include more than one person in the county office of the nominee and must still answer the questions on the nomination form. For example, this method may be used if several people in a county commissioner’s office have testimonials about efforts the nominee has made to improve their community. Videos must be no longer than five minutes in length and can be submitted via the online application or as an email attachment.
The Emory Greene and Jerry Griffin application forms can be found by clicking here.
You may also submit for the Emory Greene and Jerry Griffin via the online application found here.
The Youth Leadership application forms can be found by clicking here.
- County Clerk of the Year Award
The County Clerk of the Year Award is presented to a County Clerk or Deputy County Clerk for outstanding performance and professionalism in government. This prestigious Award is held in conjunction with the ACCG Annual Conference after a very selective process.
Nomations for the Clerk of the Year award must be submitted no later than Friday, March 24, 2017 by 5 p.m. To apply, fill out the forms (below) for the Clerk Award and submit to the Georgia County Clerks’ Association awards selection committee – see the clerks’ application for details.
The application forms can be found by clicking here.
The award recognitions serve as a means to honor those actively engaged in their communities and allow ACCG to emphasize the value of leadership. County officials are encouraged to nominate an individual whom they feel best demonstrates, through their selfless actions and dedication to service in the community, what the awards embody. The award recipients will be honored at the 2017 ACCG Annual Conference in Savannah/Chatham County.