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The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a mustsee. Visitors can learn about sea turtles and all that goes into their rehabilitation process. The center includes interactive and unique exhibits for all ages. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is more than just a turtle exhibit; it is a place to educate the public about wildlife conservation and what they can do to help. The center also conducts research to support sea turtle growth and ensure that these amazing creatures are not forgotten. The 4-H Tidelands Nature Center is a great place to visit if you want to experience the wildlife of Jekyll to the fullest. The nature center offers coastal ecology programs, kayak tours and nature walks. It also features an exhibit gallery that shows off various coastal creatures such as crabs, turtles, snakes, alligators and many more. Take a trip down memory lane by visiting the Jekyll Island Museum. The museum will provide visitors with a connection to the island like no other. While at the museum, you can board the trolley for an exclusive tour of the island's rich history. Historic Sites County officials will be surrounded by historic lands teaming with life. The Horton House, Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark and Wanderer Memorial are just some of the great historic sites to experience. No matter where you go on the island, there is some piece of history awaiting your attention. Register Today Don't miss out on this grand opportunity by attending ACCG's Legislative Leadership Conference at the end of September to meet with other county officials, learn new things and explore Georgia's and Glynn County's shared gem - Jekyll Island! To register, be sure to speak with your county clerk. ■ 2016 Legislative Leadership Conference * Jekyll Island Convention Center Wednesday, September 28-Friday, September 30 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Registration/Conference Information Center 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Breakfast 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Lifelong Learning Academy Classes 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. * Core: County Government Law * Core: Public Safety and Public Health * Specialty: Arts, Culture and Tourism (Quality of Life/Social Issues) * Specialty: Public Safety: Developing Collaborative Strategies and Practices (Public Safety) * Specialty: Debt Financing (Revenue and Finance) * Specialty: Transparency in Government (Citizen Engagement) * Specialty: Conflict Resolution (Intergovernmental Relations) Opening Reception 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Registration/Conference Information Center 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Breakfast 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Opening General Session 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. * Welcome from ACCG, Pledge of Allegiance, and National Anthem Tommy Lyon, Elbert County Chairman and ACCG President * Policy Issue Update: The ACCG policy staff will provide an overview of the changes to the 2015-2016 ACCG Policy Platform in each of the seven policy areas. The County Platform guides ACCG's advocacy work with the Georgia General Assembly and Congress. Continuing Education Session: "Looking  Ahead - A Preview of the 2017 General Assembly Session by Legislative Leadership" 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. A roundtable discussion by Senate and House leadership on their perspectives of the pressing issues that will come up during the next legislative session. Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. * Call to Order President Lyon * A Video Message from Governor Nathan Deal * Keynote Presentation: "Politics as Usual? Not in 2016!" Continued on page 79 FALL 2016 www.accg.org 77 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
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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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