IMPACT OF LEGISLATION/POLICY
ACCG HONORS ITS PARTNERS in state
government for their efforts in helping to
advance county governments with the annual
Legislative Service Awards. This awards program honors state House and Senate members
for their work during the legislative session.
Receiving a Legislative Service Award has
become a distinct designation among Georgia's
state lawmakers. ACCG appreciates the efforts
of its partners in the General Assembly and
looks forward to continuing working together
to advance all counties and the state.
"ACCG is proud to recognize this year's
Legislative Service Award recipients for their
devoted service to Georgia's counties," said
ACCG Executive Director Ross King. "Their
efforts are a true reflection of government
working collaboratively for the overall benefit
of its citizens."
This year's award recipients were honored
for their work in areas ranging from transportation to revenue and finance and general
county government. Here is a look at the 2016
Legislative Service Award honorees.
Sen. Elena Parent - Prior to the 2016 legislative session, Sen. Parent chaired the Senate Study
Committee on Annexation, Deannexation and Incorporation. This committee recommended
several needed changes to Georgia's incorporation law. She then co-sponsored and played
a pivotal role in passing the resulting SB 375, addressing an ACCG priority, out of the Senate
before it failed to receive a final vote to pass out of the House committee.
Sen. Michael Williams - Sen. Williams sponsored SB 356, enabling local animal control agencies
to recover costs for caring for an animal impounded for violation of the Georgia Animal Protection
Act. As a member of the Senate State and Local Governmental Operations Committee, Williams
was instrumental in addressing several bills impacting county taxpayers. He also sponsored
amendments to several bills to neutralize negative impacts on counties.
GEORGIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - Fall 2016