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ROSS KING Executive Director, Publisher POLICY CLINT MUELLER Legislative Director TODD EDWARDS Associate Legislative Director DEBRA NESBIT Associate Legislative Director MICHELE NESMITH Research and Policy Development Director LEGAL RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE DAVID UHLMAN Property & Casualty Insurance Program Director BEN PITTARELLI Health Insurance Program & Marketing Director ASHLEY ABERCROMBIE Insurance Deputy Director LISA WOOD Payroll Auditor JAMES F. GRUBIAK General Counsel JOE DAN THOMPSON Marketing and Field Services Representative KELLY PRIDGEN Interim General Counsel PENNY HENDERSON Executive Assistant JOE SCHEUER Assistant General Counsel CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION OPERATIONS JOHN SMITH Claims Director RANDY HARTMANN Chief Operating Officer ROBERT KISSELL IRMA Claims Supervisor ARDIE HARRISON Director of Human Resources QUINT ROBINSON Director of Information Systems and Administrative Services LINDA JUDGE GSIWCF Claims Supervisor RETIREMENT SERVICES KALE HODGES Retirement Services Director BRENT WILLIAMS Customer Relations Director VALERIA GREENE Retirement Services Deputy Director BETH BROWN Strategy and Innovation Director ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE SCHUYLER HARDING Communications Manager EFRAIN RODRIGUEZ Information Technology Multimedia Specialist LARRY HURST Senior Controller DARRYLE CRAWFORD Senior Accountant DEONTÉ BURDEN Staff Accountant TECHNICAL AND OTHER ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES CAROL BAKER Leadership Development Director KATHY NILSSON Executive Assistant JEFF CHRISTIE Leadership Development Deputy Director DEMETRIC DOUGLAS Administrative Assistant NATALIE FITZGERALD Administrative Assistant KATHLEEN BOWEN External Relations Director RHONDA LIGONS Administrative Assistant DAVE WILLS Government Relations Manager ANNA PETWAY Director of First Impressions Georgia County Government is published for the ACCG, Georgia's County Association 191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30303 Phone: 404-522-5022 * Toll Free: 800-858-2224 Fax: 404-525-2477 * Web: www.accg.org ACCG Board of Managers President *TOMMY LYON Elbert County Chairman First Vice President *ALLEN POOLE Haralson County Chairman Second Vice President *HARRY LANGE Harris County Chairman Third Vice President *JOAN GARNER Fulton County Commissioner Immediate Past President *CHARLOTTE NASH Gwinnett County Chairman Executive Director ROSS KING District Representatives 1st District STEVE TAYLOR, Bartow County 2nd District EDWIN NIX, White County 3rd District LYNETTE HOWARD, Gwinnett County 4th District NANCY THRASH, Lamar County 5th District *BILLY PITTARD, Oglethorpe County 6th District DAYLON MARTIN, Jones County 7th District SISTIE HUDSON, Hancock County 8th District RANDY HOWARD, Sumter County 9th District JAMES "BOOT" THOMAS, Wayne County 10th District ROGER LANE, Seminole County 11th District MELISSA HUGHES, Tift County 12th District HELEN STONE, Chatham County At Large Representatives DAVID AUSTIN, Paulding County JOHNNY DAVIS, Jefferson County KATHIE GANNON, DeKalb County *TERRELL HUDSON, Dooly County JIMMY KITCHENS, Coffee County Consolidated Government BRUCE HUFF, Columbus-Muscogee County NACO Board Members RICHARD ODEN, Rockdale County JEFF RADER, Dekalb County Active Past Presidents MIKE BERG, Dawson County MELVIN DAVIS, Oconee County JAMES HAM, Monroe County BENJAMIN HAYWARD, Mitchell County KEVIN LITTLE, Walton County TOM MCMICHAEL, Houston County LAMAR PARIS, Union County CLINTON PERRY, Taylor County Section Presidents County Attorneys: AARON MUMFORD, Glynn County County Managers/Administrators: GUY SINGLETARY, Emanuel County County Clerks: DANIELLE AUSTIN, Barrow County Service Program Chairs GSIWCF (Workers' Compensation): FRED FAVORS, McDuffie County Group Health Benefits Board: MICHAEL MULCARE, Douglas County IRMA (Property & Liability): CHARLES NEWTON, McDuffie County Defined Contribution Board: RICK MUGGRIDGE, Lee County Pension Board: L.B. "BUZZ" AHRENS, Cherokee County *Denotes Executive Committee Membership SUMMER 2016 www.accg.org 7 http://www.accg.org http://www.accg.org

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

President’s Message
Director’s Desk
Cover Story: Growth and Opportunity in Elbert County
Georgia Counties Get Results in ACCG’s Policy Areas
Insights from Georgia’s Congressman Lynn Westmoreland
Making Strides for Healthy Communities
Preparing for the Zika Virus in Georgia
Georgia Public Libraries Shine
Counties Emerge into the Digital Age
News & Notes
Index of Advertisers
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - cover1
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Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 7
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - President’s Message
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Director’s Desk
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Cover Story: Growth and Opportunity in Elbert County
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 11
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 12
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 13
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 14
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 15
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Georgia Counties Get Results in ACCG’s Policy Areas
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 17
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 18
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 19
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Insights from Georgia’s Congressman Lynn Westmoreland
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 21
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Making Strides for Healthy Communities
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 23
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 24
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 25
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Preparing for the Zika Virus in Georgia
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 27
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Georgia Public Libraries Shine
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 29
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 30
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 31
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Counties Emerge into the Digital Age
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 33
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 34
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 35
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 36
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - News & Notes
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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