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ROSS KING Executive Director, Publisher POLICY CLINT MUELLER Legislative Director KATHLEEN BOWEN Associate Legislative Director TODD EDWARDS Associate Legislative Director NICOLE LOGAN Administrative Assistant-Policy DEBRA NESBIT Associate Legislative Director BRAD VAUGHAN Associate Legislative Director LEGAL KELLY PRIDGEN General Counsel JOE SCHEUER Assistant General Counsel MICHELE NESMITH Research and Policy Development Director 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 JOE DAN THOMPSON Marketing and Field Services Representative PENNY HENDERSON Executive Assistant CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION JOHN SMITH Claims Director NATALIE FITZGERALD Administrative Assistant-Legal ROBERT KISSELL IRMA Claims Supervisor OPERATIONS LINDA JUDGE GSIWCF Claims Supervisor RANDY HARTMANN Chief Operating Officer ARDIE HARRISON Director of Human Resources QUINT ROBINSON Director of Information Systems and Administrative Services BRENT WILLIAMS Customer Relations Director BETH BROWN Strategy and Innovation Director SCHUYLER HARDING Communications Manager RICK HOWELL Information Technology Manager TECHNICAL AND OTHER ASSISTANCE CAROL BAKER Leadership Development Director JEFF CHRISTIE Leadership Development Deputy Director DAVE WILLS Government Relations Manager RETIREMENT SERVICES KALE HODGES Retirement Services Director VALERIA GREENE Retirement Services Deputy Director ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE LARRY HURST Senior Controller DARRYLE CRAWFORD Senior Accountant DEONTÉ BURDEN Staff Accountant ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES KATHY NILSSON Executive Assistant DEMETRIC DOUGLAS Administrative Assistant RHONDA LIGONS Administrative Assistant 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 Third Vice President *JOAN GARNER Fulton County Commissioner Second Vice President *HARRY LANGE Harris County Chairman 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): FREDERICK 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 FALL 2016 www.accg.org 7 http://www.accg.org http://www.accg.org

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
Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - 13
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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