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FEATURE Two Athens-Clarke County interns, both from the University of Georgia, gained hands-on experiences. Umesh Chaudhari is a forest resources major who had the opportunity to go into the field to perform data analysis on a managed forest project. Madeline Tutterow, a public relations and theatre major, finalized the county's film guide that will serve as a resource for film prospects. Photos courtesy Athens-Clarke County Government. concern throughout the county. The internship culminated with Covault presenting her findings on how to develop and deliver plans and implement programs to address and reduce risk. Jasper Narvil, an economics and international affairs major at Georgia Tech, and LaDarrien Gilette, an international affairs major at Spelman College, interned with the Fulton County Economic Development Department. Narvil and Gilette gathered and analyzed data to support the development of growing the county's business community. Both interns noted that their biggest success involved helping to create articles for publication in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. LaDarrien's article focused on Select Fulton while Narvil's article covered South Fulton. Publication Management Lauren Kelly, an English major at the University of West Georgia, interned with the Douglas County Risk and Safety Department. Kelly edited the revised Safety Manual for the Office of Risk and Safety by organizing the chapters, setting up the format for printing, and general editing. Kelly found this experience to be helpful in advancing her career goal of entering the editing and publishing field upon graduation. Heather Bryan, a masters of public administration student at the University of North Georgia, interned with the Pickens County Planning and Development Department. During her internship, Bryan completed a research database of allowed land uses for north Georgia counties, created an alcohol license guide, and updated the planning page on the county website. Robert Sweat, a business major at the University of Georgia, interned with the Camden County clerk. Sweat helped to update the open records and records management policies for the county which were approved by the board of commissioners during his internship. World of Finance Three counties provided internships in finance. Jacob Hammitt, a Kennesaw State University accounting major, interned with the Paulding County Finance Department. He assisted the department in making improvements to their overall budget document, which involved gathering, processing, formatting and charting data. Hammitt hopes his hard work will lead to a distinguished budget award from the Government Finance Officers Association for the county. Rachel Zion, a finance major at the University of North Georgia, worked with the Dawson County Finance Department to reconcile capital assets and update financial policies while Bradley McFall, a business management major at Kennesaw State University, assisted the Polk County Finance Department with accounting projects. Other Summer Projects Valdosta State University student Saisha Bell, a psychology major, gained experience in marketing during her time with the Columbus Muscogee Community Development Department. Bell was tasked with developing marketing strategies for city surplus properties she researched and identified. Athens-Clarke County provided two unique internship opportunities for University of Georgia students. Umesh Chaudhari, a forest resources major, interned with the Leisure Services Department and Madeleine Tutterow, a public relations and theatre major, interned with the Public Information Office. Chaudhari completed a managed forest project, performed data analysis, and helped execute forestry best management practices. Tutterow helped finalize a complete film guide for the county. The guide includes significant information for filming prospects such as permitting processes, locations, and local resources. Both interns were able to develop specialized skill sets which will enhance future career prospects. Chaudhari learned how to set up permanent plots and identify invasive species while Tutterow expanded her knowledge of Adobe InDesign. For more information on the GCIP, visit www.georgiacountyinternships.org. ■ FALL 2016 www.accg.org 63 http://www.georgiacountyinternships.org http://www.accg.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - Fall 2016

President’s Message
Director’s Message
Shaping the Future for Georgia’s Airports
First Responder Wireless Network Readies for Next Steps
GASB 77 Tax Abatement Disclosures Reporting Requirements
Reforming Sales & Use Taxes for the Digital Age
Drones Take Flight: Opportunities and Challenges for Counties
Examining the Rise in Georgia’s Foster Care Cases
ACCG 2016 Legislative Service Awards
New Cities and Incorporation in Georgia: County Implications
Newton County Partners with Action Ministries, Inc. to Provide Hunger Relief
2016 Summer Georgia County Internship Program Highlights
Transparency and Accountability: Being Held to a Higher Standard
Recycling: Still a Win-Win for County Governments and Communities
2016 Legislative Leadership Conference Preview
Successfully Negotiating Service Delivery Strategy Agreements
DeKalb County Recognized for Innovative Procurement Practices by U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance
Reducing Risks: A Look at the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office
Independent Contractor or County Employee?
News & Notes
Index of Advertisers
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - President’s Message
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Director’s Message
Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Shaping the Future for Georgia’s Airports
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - First Responder Wireless Network Readies for Next Steps
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - GASB 77 Tax Abatement Disclosures Reporting Requirements
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Reforming Sales & Use Taxes for the Digital Age
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Drones Take Flight: Opportunities and Challenges for Counties
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Examining the Rise in Georgia’s Foster Care Cases
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - ACCG 2016 Legislative Service Awards
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - New Cities and Incorporation in Georgia: County Implications
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Newton County Partners with Action Ministries, Inc. to Provide Hunger Relief
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - 2016 Summer Georgia County Internship Program Highlights
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Transparency and Accountability: Being Held to a Higher Standard
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Recycling: Still a Win-Win for County Governments and Communities
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - 2016 Legislative Leadership Conference Preview
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Successfully Negotiating Service Delivery Strategy Agreements
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - DeKalb County Recognized for Innovative Procurement Practices by U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Reducing Risks: A Look at the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Independent Contractor or County Employee?
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - News & Notes
Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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