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NEWS & NOTES >> 2014 Immigration Report Due on Dec. 31, 2014 The deadline to file the annual immigration report to the Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA) is December 31, 2014. This year's report covers the reporting period of December 1, 2013-November 30, 2014. No changes were made to the reporting system or county requirements during the 2014 legislative session. The DOAA sent a letter to each county containing an overview of the requirements and a list of resources that they have made available for assisting with the reporting process. A copy of that letter can be found on If you have not already, counties are encouraged to start preparing to ensure that they have all necessary information to file their report on time. For technical questions about filing the reports, please contact the DOAA at or visit the DOAA website at >> Save the Date! Winter Board of Managers Meeting December 10-11 General Assembly Returns January 12 ACCG District Days at the Capitol * February 9 - 2015, Winter ACCG ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy Leadership Institute * March 12-14 ACCG Annual Conference * April 17-21 Lifelong Learning Academy * February 10 - Districts, 9, 10, 11, and 12 * February 25 - Districts 4, 6, 7, and 8 * March 4 - Districts 1, 2, 3, and 5 NACo Legislative Conference * February 21-25 ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy Spring Training * March 12-13 >> ACCG Introduces New Webinar Series: Legislative Series on Local Government During the fall, ACCG introduced a webinar series titled, "Legislative Series on Local Government." The webinars are geared toward state legislators to provide them with information on local government topics and will be held frequently throughout the year. All webinars will be archived on the ACCG YouTube channel, The very first webinar was hosted on October 21, 2014, and at the request of several legislators, focused on local sales tax. During the webinar, ACCG discussed the various types of local option sales taxes such as SPLOST, LOST, HOST, ESPLOST, TSPLOST, and others. Information on how each tax was created, how they are used as well as differences in the tax base was provided. ACCG also discussed some recent proposed changes to the laws that govern the local option sales taxes. The October 21, 2014, webinar may now be viewed on ACCG's YouTube channel, GACounty, at Please continue to watch for information on upcoming webinars. Contact ACCG Legislative Director Clint Mueller if you have any questions or if you would like to suggest a topic for a future webinar. He can be reached at or at (404) 522-5022. >> Time to Appoint a County Legislative Coordinator In 2010, ACCG established a network of county legislative coordinators to help improve communications with members while the General Assembly is in session. Each county was asked to designate a county legislative coordinator to serve two primary roles: 1) to help keep county commissioners and county management updated on legislation of importance to counties and 2) to provide county-specific information to ACCG, as requested, to help legislators assess the impact of proposed legislation. County chairmen were asked to officially designate the county legislative coordinator by passing a resolution at a commission meeting. As we head into the 2015 legislative session, ACCG wants to update the list of county legislative coordinators. Here is how we need your assistance: 1. If your county legislative coordinator is the same person you designated for 2014, please confirm and send their current contact information. 2. If your county legislative coordinator will be someone else or your county did not designate one in 2014 and you would like to do so this year, ACCG recommends that the resolution be brought before the commission for consideration. Once the resolution passes, ACCG will need a copy of it for our files as well as the name, title, office and cell phone numbers and email address for your designee. Please fax the resolution to 404-589-7843. To update, confirm or appoint, please contact Ines Owens at Further details on the responsibilities of a CLC, the resolution, as well as a list of counties still needing to confirm or appoint a CLC may be found on the ACCG website. >> Don't Forget: You Are Why We're Here Haven't gotten started with the You Are Why We're Here campaign yet? Don't worry! Take a look at the launch plan to help guide your county through implementing this unique campaign that will educate your constituents about county services. There are many tools to help make the campaign succeed in your county and to help make it your own. Visit for the campaign tools and to learn more. Contact ACCG Strategy and Innovation Director Beth Brown at if you have any questions or need assistance getting started! WINTER 2014 37

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - Winter 2014

President’s Message
Director’s Desk
From the Prospect’s Perspective: A Look at Economic Development From the Perspective of Potential Businesses
ACCG District Days at the Capitol
The 2015 Legislative Preview: Preparing for Successful County Advocacy
Cultivating Future Leaders: A Look at GCAPS
Centennial Celebration Year in Review
Jefferson County finds Benefit in ACCG Equipment Leasing Program
GASB’s New Rules on Uniformity and Disclosure
Extension News: Leftover Harvests Feed Inmates; Thanks to UGA Extension Collaborative Effort
Partner News: The Value of Communication: Digital Signage
News & Notes
Index of Advertisers

Georgia County Government - Winter 2014