Georgia County Government - Fall 2013 - (Page 88)

CONFERENCE PREVIEW >> County Officials to Approve Policy Platform at 2013 Legislative Leadership Conference Register Now for the Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 Conference to be held at the Athens-Clarke County Classic Center Each fall county officials from across Georgia gather for a very important purpose – to consider the work of the ACCG policy committees and approve the County Platform. The County Platform establishes legislative priorities and outlines policy positions that will guide the work of the ACCG policy staff for issues under consideration by the Georgia General Assembly and Congress for the coming year. The ACCG Legislative Leadership Conference provides the forum for this discussion while also allowing county officials to take courses through the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy and participate in other continuing education sessions focusing on juvenile justice reform, economic development, public safety and other issues. >> County Platform Approval and Voting Delegates County officials are encouraged to read the 2013-2014 Amended County Platform prior to attending the conference. The platform will be emailed to all commissioners, managers/ administrators, clerks and attorneys prior to the conference and will also be available at All county officials are encouraged to attend the business session on Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. to listen to the discussion of the policy platform. Each county may assign one individual as the voting delegate to vote on behalf of the county at the business session. Voting delegate designation forms will be emailed to each county in early September. For more information, contact ACCG Policy Coordinator Ines Kovacevic at (404) 522-5022 or >> Conference Agenda Note: This agenda is current as of Aug. 10 Please see for the most current agenda. Sunday, September 29 Opening Reception 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 30 Registration 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Commissioners Training Program 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. • Core Course: Property Appraisal and Taxation (Day 1 – continues October 1) • Core Course: County Government Law • Core Course: County Government Finance • Core Course: Public Health and Safety • Advanced Course: CCAP Tax Policy • Advanced Course: Conflict Resolution (Intergovernmental Relations Track) 88 GEORGIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT Continuing Education Session: Juvenile Justice Reform 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Lunch Continuing Education Session: Hot Topics for Urban and Rural Counties 12:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Business Session 3:30 p.m. • Adoption of Business Session Procedures • Report of Policy Council and Adoption of 2013-2014 ACCG Amended Policy Platform • Other Business Reception 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner Featuring U.S. Senate Candidate Town Hall Forum 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 Awards Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Commissioners Training Program 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Core Course: Property Appraisal and Taxation (Continuation of class on Day 1) • Core Course: County Government 101 • Core Course: Human Resources • Core Course: Ethics • Advanced Course: Demographics and Diversity and Their Impact on Governing (Quality of Life/Social Issues Track) Continuing Education Session: Economic Development 360: A Complete Look From the Prospect’s Perspective and How Communities Can Position Themselves for Success! 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Lunch Continuing Education Session: Fire Services – New ISO Rating Schedule 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - Fall 2013

President’s Message
Director’s Desk
UGA’s Archway Partnership: Empowerment for Georgia’s Communities
Oglethorpe County: Focusing on the Benefi ts of Protecting Rural Roots
Eliminating Risks: LGRMS Celebrates 25 Years
Where Do We Stand? One Year after Georgia’s Criminal Justice Reform
Understanding the Impacts of Juvenile Justice Reform
New Jail Facilities: Counties Focus on New Technology and Capacity to Expand
2013 Legislative Service Award Recipients
Hospital Survival: Informed County Commissioners Can Preserve Local Health Care
Federal New: More Gridlock and Uncertainty May Be Expected in Washington for FY 2014
Slice by Slice: Students Learn About the Signifi cance of Agriculture on Pizza Farms
Talking Trees with Georgia’s County Commissioners
Partner News: Value at the Heart of the Unique Gas South-ACCG Partnership
Commercial Swimming Pool Renovations Do’s and Don’ts
Counties & The Law: The Supreme Court, the Voting Rights Act and Georgia Counties
Legal News: Bidding in Georgia: What to Do When the Lowest
Conference Preview: Legislative Leadership
News & Notes
Index of Advertisers

Georgia County Government - Fall 2013