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MEMBER SERVICES These pressures and challenges, including cumulative budget shortfalls, funding cuts and the need to do more with less, are real and felt by communities nationwide. The good news is that those who serve the American public - like DeKalb County's purchasing department - have proven their willingness to do what it takes to preserve the solid standing of county government. DeKalb County was able to use U.S. Communities to streamline efficiencies and do more to uphold the community with the resources available. Just as warehouse retailers save consumers money by buying in bulk, U.S. Communities helped the county gain the ability to purchase goods and services needed for less money. Meeting the requireY ur facilities are full of untapped pottential. With th Yo he right solutionss, you caan uncover opportunit ies for imp p rovement an n d transform y our building into an asset that ment to ensure best value received, U.S. positively impacts your business. Backed by innovaa t ive technolog g y and m ore than Communities holds supplier partners to 100 years of industryy expert ise, T rane can help p you harness t he datt a in your a specific set of commitments to provide building and provide g reater visibilii ty into buildin n g performance - for ree sults you excellent service to participating agencies. can measure. Discover your building g's advantages with Trane Intelligent Services. The U.S. Communities Customer Appreciation Award is meant to distinguish 8 0 0 - 2 2 9 - 4 1 7 8 Ask for the Energy Services Team. users on behalf of its national sponsors. In www.trane.com/IntSvcExp this case, DeKalb County was chosen to be honored for saving taxpayer dollars through the use of cooperative purchasing. By taking advantage of U.S. Communities' contract with The Home Depot, DeKalb County has gained 1/12/16 access to comprehensive solutions involving787944_Trane.indd 1 building repair and replacement parts. The Home Depot offers local solutions with immediate access and a variety of products DeKalb County has used to improve general infrastructure within the community. In addition to the Home Depot contract, DeKalb County has also saved money on furniture, Homeland Services Security needs, playground equipment and * Employee Retirement more through U.S. Communities. plans (401K, 403B, For these reasons and more, the U.S. 457 Plans) Communities Customer Appreciation Award was well-deserved and the partnership * Group Health Plans between ACCG and the purchasing program * Group Dental Plans will only continue to grow. When county * Group Voluntary governments like DeKalb use competitively Benefits Plans solicited cooperative contracts with suppliers that commit to providing their best overall * Group Self Funded value, not only do counties save money, they Insurance Plans Contact Info can also deliver solutions that save staff * Payroll Services GAB International LLC resources, streamline processes and com50 Hurt Plaza, Ste 903 * Hr Consulting Services plete projects faster. Atlanta, GA 30303 Registration for U.S. Communities is free and INTERNATIONAL * Benefit Administration open to cities, counties and other public agenServices 404-343-0177 cies, educational institutions and nonprofit * Workers Compensation organizations. There are no fees, commitments or order minimums. For more information, visit www.gabint.com www.uscommunities.org. ■ 3:59 AM We are the Cost Containment and Benefit Experts 790589_GAB.indd 1 FALL 2016 www.accg.org 1/23/16 85 9:15 AM http://www.trane.com/georgia-alabama http://www.trane.com/IntSvcExp http://www.gabint.com/ http://www.gabint.com http://www.uscommunities.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
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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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