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NEWS & NOTES >> Coming Soon: 2016 Fall District Meetings Save the date for this year's Fall District Meetings! Taking place in each of ACCG's 12 districts throughout the state, these meetings allow county officials to engage in candid town hall discussions with some of Georgia's state legislators. Meeting attendees will also receive information on key county issues as well as an update from the ACCG policy staff on what to expect for the upcoming legislative session. So, mark your calendar and prepare to get engaged by attending the meeting(s) of your choice! Note: Locations, meeting agendas, and other details are forthcoming. Please monitor the ACCG website for further information. Nov. 9 - Districts 9 and 12 Nov. 10 - Districts, 8, 10 and 11 Nov. 14 - Districts 6 and 7 Nov. 16 - Districts 2 and 5 Nov. 17 - Districts 3 and 4 Nov. 18 - District 1 >> Her Majesty Awakens: Hancock County Courthouse Rededication Ceremony Hancock County and its community held a rededication ceremony in honor of its county courthouse that was destroyed in a 2014 fire. Her Majesty, as the courthouse is affectionately referenced by community residents, was reopened in August. Hancock County Chairman Helen "Sistie" Hudson and her fellow commissioners received an outpour of support from local leaders in neighboring counties, ACCG board members and staff, and former and current U.S. congressmen as they all were in attendance for Her Majesty's special day. Chairman Hudson shared memories from the evening the fire occurred while ACCG Executive Director Ross King recounted the ACCG Insurance Programs' involvement with recovery efforts. U.S. Congressman Jody Hice provided the opening prayer while former Congressman Buddy Darden, a native of the county, shared his memories of life events in which Her Majesty played a significant role. The strength of the Hancock County community was evident as residents of all ages were there to celebrate the momentous occasion. >> Reminder: FY 2017 Application Deadline for Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD) receives an annual grant under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act to help prevent, control and/or abate nonpoint source pollution in support of Georgia's Nonpoint Source Management Program. GAEPD then conducts a competitive process to fund eligible projects that will lead to direct reductions in pollutant loads and measurable water quality improvements in impaired waters throughout the state. Public entities such as cities or county governments with Qualified Local Government status; regional and state agencies; authorities that operate public services or delivery programs; regional commissions; county extensions; local school systems; and state colleges and universities may apply. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2016. Visit http://epd. georgia.gov/section-319h-georgia-nonpoint-souce-implementation-grant for more details. Questions may be directed to Joyce McClain at joyce.mcclain@dnr.ga.gov or (404) 651-8525. 96 GEORGIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT >> Upcoming Events 2016 Legislative Leadership Conference Sept. 28-30 Jekyll Island Convention Center Glynn County Joint DC/DB Board of Trustees Meeting Nov. 3-4 Chateau Elan Gwinnett County Newly Elected Commissioners Conference Nov. 29 - Dec. 3 University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Athens-Clarke County Winter Board of Managers Meeting Dec. 15-17 Reynolds Lake Oconee Greene County >> Time to Update the CLC Network It is once again time to update the County Legislative Coordinator (CLC) Network. ACCG looks to CLCs to help keep county commissioners and county management updated on legislation of significance to counties, and to provide ACCG with county-specific information upon request in order to help lawmakers assess the impact of proposed legislation. As you can see, the CLC plays a very integral role in the association's legislative advocacy and public policy efforts. Thus, it remains ever-important to have full participation from our entire membership. Make sure that your county has an active role in this network created specifically for the advancement of Georgia's counties. To confirm, appoint, or update your county's CLC for the 2017 legislative session, contact Nicole Logan at nlogan@accg.org. http://epdgeorgia.gov/section-319h-georgia-nonpoint-souce-implementation-grant

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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