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neWs & notes Realizing the Value in CLC's The County Legislative Coordinator (CLC) Network has proven to be an essential piece to ensuring that counties' voices are heard during the legislative session. The CLC network was created with the purpose of helping to improve communication with members of the Georgia General Assembly. Members of the Network are commonly referred to as CLC's. The CLC serves two primary roles, helping to update county commissioners and county management on legislation significant to counties and providing county-specific information to ACCG upon request in order to help lawmakers assess the impact of proposed legislation. Since its implementation, ACCG has witnessed the CLC Network evolve into a resource that counties use on a year-round basis. CLC's from Macon, Charlton, Colquitt, and Glynn counties have all exhibited qualities and actions of what it means to be a great CLC. They each maintain contact with ACCG not only during the legislative session but throughout the remainder of the year; participate in webinars and conference calls on key issues; provide county-specific information upon request from ACCG; attend policy committee and subcommittee meetings; engage their commissioners and other county staff in the legislative process and key issues by serving as the main contact person between the county and ACCG; and fulfill the CLC responsibilities as outlined by the association. Make sure that your county has an active role in this network created specifically for it. To confirm, appoint, or update your county's CLC for the 2016 legislative session, contact ACCG Legislative Policy Coordinator Ines Owens at Forsyth County director of Communications Jodi Gardner Wins national Scholarship Forsyth County Director of Communication Jodi Gardner was awarded this year's National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Scholarship for the 2015-2016 session of Texas Christian University's (TCU) Certified Public Communicator Program. The Certified Public Communicators Program at TCU is a post-baccalaureate, graduate-level residential program taught by strategic communication professors from the university's Schieffer School of Journalism. While in the program, Gardner will create a three-year comprehensive communications plan for Forsyth County. Gardner has worked with Forsyth County for 10 years. She and her team of three communications professionals manage TV Forsyth, the county's 24-hour government cable channel, as well as oversee the county's media relations, special event planning, and publications. 92 GeorGiA County Government Upcoming Meetings and Events 2015 Legislative Leadership Conference October 7 - 9 Jekyll Island Convention Center Glynn County Lifelong Learning Academy Leadership Institute December 2 - 4 Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Resort DeKalb County Winter Board of Managers Meeting December 10 - 11 Reynolds Plantation/Lake Oconee Greene County 2015 Fall district Meetings Schedule 1st District - Friday, November 6 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Cohutta Springs Conference Center (Murray County) 1175 Cohutta Springs Rd., Crandall, Ga., 30711 2nd District - Wednesday, November 4 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Rock Creek Park Community Room (Dawson County) Hwy 9 North, Dawsonville, Ga., 30534 3rd District - Thursday, November 5 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ACCG Office - Main Conference Room (Fulton County) 191 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 700 Atlanta, Ga., 30303 4th District - Thursday, November 5 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Carroll County Courthouse-Jury Assembly Room (Carroll County) 311 Newnan Street, Carrollton, GA30117 5th District - Wednesday, November 4 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Location TBD 6th District - Wednesday, October 28 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Houston County Administration Building - BOC Mtg Room (Houston County) 200 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 7th District - Monday, November 2 10 a.m - 12 p.m. Home of Robert and Suzy Currey (Hancock County) 15 Elm Street Sparta, GA 31087 8th District - Monday, October 26 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Clubhouse (Group Quarters), Florence Marina State Park (Stewart County) 218 Florence Rd., Omaha, Ga., 31821 9th District - Wednesday, October 28 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. McGrath Keen Conference Center (Laurens County) 1200 Bellevue Ave., Dublin, Ga., 31021 10th District - Monday, October 26 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Blakely Theater (Early County) 202 Court Square, Blakely, Ga., 39823 11th District - Tuesday, October 27 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tiftarea Conference Center (Tift County) 804 7th Street W., Tifton, Ga. 31305 12th District - Tuesday, October 27 4:30 pm. - 6:30 p.m. Skippers' Fish Camp (McIntosh County) 85 Screven Street, Darien, Ga., 31305

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