Georgia County Government - Fall 2015 - (Page 12)

FeAture Focus: PArtnershIPs Public-Private Partnerships: Putting the Private Sector to Work for Georgia's Counties By Laura A. Hernandez PubLic-PrivAte PArtnerShiPS- referred to in shorthand as P3s by those in the know-are a valuable procurement resource that your county may now access easier than ever before. A new bill passed by the Georgia legislature this year has made the processes surrounding these partnerships transparent and approachable, clearing the way for local governments and their citizens to reap the benefits. Robert Fortson, Senior Vice President of McGuireWoods Consulting, a public affairs >> firm that advised legislators and guided the bill to its passage this spring, defines public-private partnerships as a procurement method that allows for a public entity to transfer risk and responsibility to the private sector in order to create a sustainable, In a true partnership, you and your counterpart share risks, rewards and your unique strengths. You have a supporter in good times and bad, someone who is committed to offering you help when you need it and seeing issues through to their resolution. 12 GeorGiA County Government

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - Fall 2015

President’s Message
Director’s Desk
Putting the Private Sector to Work for Georgia’s Counties
Military Partnerships with Georgia Counties a Win-Win
Georgia Helps Itself: The Efforts to Provide Funding Alternatives
A New Direction
Rebounding Economy Leads to Reform in Property Tax Law
The Crisis on our Roads: Turning the Tide on Surge in Georgia Traffic Deaths
2015 Legislative Service Award Recipients
Education and Economic Development Go Hand-in-Hand
County Collaborations with Local Schools Save Money, Improve Efficiency
Georgia’s Technical Colleges: Where Business and Education Intersect
Welcome to 191 Peachtree, ACC G's New Home
Georgia County Internship Program: Summer Success Stories
ACCG Heads to Jekyll Island for the Legislative Leadership Conference
Conference Agenda
I, You, Me, and We
Reducing In-the-Line-of Duty Deaths with Below 100 Train the Trainer
“Her Majesty” Instills Valuable Lessons: Lessons learned from the Hancock County Courthouse Fire
Thank You to our Partners
Why Can’t We Just Keep It All? The Case for Records & Information Management
Social Media and the Dog Tags
News & Notes
Index of Advertisers

Georgia County Government - Fall 2015