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FEATURE The goal was a system of operating, measuring and accountability touching all facets of county government. And The process gathered as much information as possible from not only within the government, but also from the citizens. For example, residents were asked to complete a countywide survey to comment on key priority areas. "We sought input on what success might look like, and citizens could weigh in," Roach said. "It was a solid framework for developing meaningful strategies that was later operationalized throughout the county." Also, the county established strategic teams for each priority area. "With safety, there were 20 front-line employees who came up with the key ideas," Roach said. Afterward, each team passed ideas along to the cross-strategy integration team, made up of the county manager, county executives and department heads. The team provided feedback and refined the ideas, and the next step was to take the information to the county commissioner responsible for each area of emphasis. "It was an iterative process, but the important thing was that it began with our front-line employees," Roach said. Targets The six priority areas identified by Fulton County encompass issues relevant to all citizens, beginning with All People are Safe. Like with each of the areas, there are clear measurable standards the county committed to tracking, ranging from the crime rate to the number of residential and code violations in unincorporated Fulton County. That's only the beginning, and each measure is followed up by standards for accountability, such as tracking the percentage of crimes for which someone is arrested, as well as the percentage of those formally charged. Safety, however, is only the first priority. All People are Healthy will track factors indicating wellness, such as the number of people who smoke and the percentage of the population with a body mass index that is considered healthy, as well as resources like access to primary care physicians. The objectives of All People are Self Sufficient are targeted to economic stability, housing, literacy, food and independence, such as seniors living alone. The area All People's Lives are Culturally and Recreationally Enriched will emphasize goals such as having more residents who know about cultural and recreational opportunities, or increasing the number of residents who believe these are worthwhile goals. Many of the areas have, or will have, online reports providing immediate feedback. The area All People have Economic Opportunities has web-based dashboards tracking information including as commercial tax revenue, the employment rate and the high school education rate. The final priority area is also a challenge: All People Trust Government is Efficient, Effective and Fiscally Sound. Citizen trust, financial performance, technology and facilities performance, human resources management and compliance will all play into this area. Ownership The strategic plan also placed an emphasis on accountability, and each member of the board claimed ownership of one of the priority areas. For Commissioner Joan Garner the opportunity to work in the area of All People are Healthy continued a long-running emphasis. Throughout her time in office, she has focused on community health, which is not just about the offices providing services. "We're Fifty-one Weeks a Year Augusta is All Business ...One Week We Play Georgia's second largest city is well known for many things. A great location for business and corporate expansion is fast becoming one of them. One good drive will convince you, too. 821792_Augusta.indd 1 For more information about opportunities in Augusta-Richmond County contact: 706-821-2400 * Fax 706-821-2819 * www.augustaga.gov AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY COMMISSION Hardie Davis, Jr., Mayor District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 Bill Fennoy Dennis Williams Mary Davis Sammie Sias Bill Lockett City Administrator - Janice Allen Jackson District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9 District 10 Ben Hasan Sean Frantom Wayne Guilfoyle Marion Williams Grady Smith Clerk of Commission - Lena J. Bonner General Counsel - Andrew MacKenzie FALL 2016 www.accg.org 7/22/16 67 12:28 AM http://www.augustaga.gov http://www.augustaga.gov 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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