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expansion of the regional commission from
10 counties and 47 cities to 12 counties and
54 cities and has contributed to the creation
of the regional commissions retreat facilitation. Along with staff, he has facilitated
more than 100 sessions with local government entities at no charge offering top notch
service and leadership that has contributed
to the overall growth of the state.
Aside from his leadership within the regional
commission, Dove has been an active public
servant within the state. From the inception
of the Cherokee County Planning Department

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Population of Crisp County: 23,439
Crisp Area Population: 139,338
Unemployment Rate: 6.8%
Major Highways: Interstate 75, GA
Hwy. 300, GA Hwy 280

where he served as the first Planning Director
to attending all ACCG annual meetings, Dove
has exhibited what it takes to be great leader
in public service. During his career, he has also
been active with the Carl Vinson Institute of
Government by assisting them in the review
of the local economic developer's handbook.
Dove is currently an active charter member
of the American Planning Association and
Leadership Athens, Jefferson Rotary Club,
Northeast Georgia Emergency Medical
Services Council, recipient of the Joe Lane
Cox Award for his dedication to the EMS

More Than The Usual

* Distance to Hartsfield-Jackson Atl.
International Airport: 141.8 Miles
* Class 1 Railroads - CSX and Norfolk Southern
* Cordele Inland PortSM served by Heart of
Georgia Railroad

Healthcare:
* 73-bedhospital
* Newly expanded Level IV Trauma Center
Downtown Redevelopment Plans:
* Train observation platform
* Streetscape and landscape upgrades

Jim Dove accepting the 2018
Jerry R. Griffin Excellence in
Public Service Award.

Cordele Inland PortSM:
* Increased container capacity
* Direct train service to Savannah
* $1 MM rails pur expansion

Griffin set the tone for others who aim to leave
a lasting impression on the state.
"Having served with many outstanding and
dedicated county elected and appointed officials through the years, it is truly an honor
to receive this award from ACCG. I am most
appreciative to Northeast Georgia county
commissioners, the ACCG Board of Managers,
and staff for their many efforts in this regard,"
said Dove.
The NEGRC was created in 1963 to be a
focal point for regional issues concerning
local government and to be a resource for
those governments in various specialized
areas including local government planning,
economic development, grant preparation
and other highly important services. As
the longest tenured director in the history
of the NEGRC, Jim Dove has overseen the
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Industrial Development:
* Diversified economy
* Expanding industries
* Significant agri business opportunities

Recreation/Tourism:
* Cordele State Farmers Market
* Georgia Veterans State Park
* Lake Black shear Resort & Golf Club
* SAM Short line Excursion Train
* Watermelon Capital Speedway
* Regional Tournament Ball Complex

Education:
* New (2014) Crisp Primary School
* New (2015) 65,000 s.f. downtown campus
of Darton State College
* 2015 voter-approved E-SPLOST funds for
new Crisp Middle School construction

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - 2018 Annual Conference Highlights & ACCG Awards

President’s Message
2018 Annual Conference Highlights: Conference Sessions and Speakers
2018 Annual Conference Highlights: 2018-2019 Board of Managers’ Appointments
2018 Leadership Awards
2018 Partnership and Advocacy Awards
Photo Highlights
Index of Advertisers
Georgia County Government - 2018 Annual Conference Highlights & ACCG Awards - Intro
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Georgia County Government - 2018 Annual Conference Highlights & ACCG Awards - President’s Message
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Georgia County Government - 2018 Annual Conference Highlights & ACCG Awards - 2018 Leadership Awards
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