2020 Annual Conference Cancellation Notice

The worldwide spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to unprecedented times. Comprised of county government leaders, ACCG recognizes that the top priority of its members is to serve their communities and respond to the public health and safety concerns that continue to evolve.  As a member-driven and member-focused organization, the safety and wellbeing of county government leaders is a priority to ACCG. Additionally, the association is committed to following the guidelines currently set forth by the federal and state government which recommends social-distancing and avoiding group gatherings of more than 10 people for 15 days and to not gather in groups of 50 or more for the next eight weeks.

With these factors in mind, and with our members’ safety and wellbeing as a priority, the ACCG Annual Conference scheduled for April 24 – 27, 2020 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah (Chatham County) has been cancelled.  Please see below for important details.

Important Information Regarding Refunds and Hotels

Registration Refunds:  ACCG will offer a full refund to all individuals and vendors registered for the conference with the commitment to process refunds as quickly as possible. Please be patient with us as we process refunds to more than 600 individuals and 150 vendors. 

Hotel Cancellations:  If your hotel reservations were made through the ACCG block set up through Visit Savannah, please take no action at this time.  ACCG is working with Visit Savannah and our hotel vendors to determine the most efficient way to handle these cancellations.  If you made a hotel reservation outside of the ACCG block, be sure to contact that hotel directly.

Important Information Regarding ACCG Business

The ACCG by-laws require the election of members of the Board of Managers to occur at the Annual Meeting.  While this has traditionally happened at the ACCG Annual Conference, ACCG will be scheduling an online Annual Meeting to be held between April 22 and April 29 to allow for the election of the Board of Managers.  Please watch for more information on this meeting in the coming weeks.

As a reminder, nominations are currently being taken for the 1st District and 6th District Representative positions as well as three At-Large Representative positions.  The deadline to submit nominations for the 1st District Representative position is March 23, while the nominations for the other positions are due on March 27.  You can find more information regarding the nominations process and deadlines here.