Georgia County Government - January 2009 - (Page 5)

www.accg.org JERRY R. GRIFFIN Executive Director, Publisher ROSS KING Deputy Director MICHAEL STEWART Assistant Director for County Services JAMES F. GRUBIAK General Counsel General County Government CLINT MUELLER Legislative Director Revenue and Finance MICHELE NeSMITH Research and Policy Development Director KELLY PRIDGEN Assistant General Counsel / Public Safety and the Courts TODD EDWARDS Natural Resources and Environment MATTHEW HICKS Economic Development and Transportation ASHLEY MEGGITT Government Relations Associate GEORGIACOUNTY G OV E R N M E N T VOLUME 60 NO. 7 • JANUARY 2009 Upfront 7 9 President’s Message County Matters Features 10 Forward-Thinking Bulloch County Leaders Put Progress on the Front Burner By Deborah Dewberry, Editor 10 27 Robert Farris: Champion for Georgia’s Forests By Stasia Kelly The Georgia Forestry Commission DEBORAH DEWBERRY Magazine Editor CAROL BAKER Meeting Planner BETH BRADLEY Land Initiative Director BETH BROWN Director of Communications JEFF CHRISTIE Staff Liaison, UGA Cooperative Extension ADAM EDGE Financial Services Specialist EFRAIN RODRIGUEZ Chief Information Officer DAVE WILLS Government Relations Manager Risk Management and Insurance DAVID A. PAULK Director DAVID UHLMAN Manager BEN PITTARELLI Manager of Marketing and Field Services PENNY HENDERSON Administrative Assistant Accounting and Finance J.C. McBEE Chief Financial Officer DARRYLE CRAWFORD Insurance Accountant DEONTÉ BURDEN Accounting Assistant Administrative Assistance CARMENZA WHITLEY Executive Assistant KATHLEEN BOWEN Special Projects Coordinator RHONDA PEACE Paralegal JANNA ABRAHAM Administrative Assistant CHARLOTTE COPELAN Front Desk Assistant 30 ACCG, BCBS of Georgia Work Together to Improve County Employee Health By Albert C. Jones, CLU ARM 33 Georgia’s Grand Old Courthouses: McIntosh County By Wilber W. Caldwell 27 35 Extension News: Cooperative Extension Generates ROI By Jeff Christie ACCG Extension Liaison, The University of Georgia 40 Research Corner: How Does Your County Rate? By Michele NeSmith, Research and Policy Development Director In Every Issue 41 County Parade Index of Advertisers 35 42 On the Cover: Bulloch County Commissioner Jan Tankersley, 2009-2010 president of ACCG. Photo by Lori Grice Photography The Averitt Center for the Arts and adjoining Emma Kelly Theatre in Statesboro are the results of a magnificent Victorian building being restored to its former glory. Now an architectural showplace, the center and theatre host scores of visitors monthly. The Bulloch County Courthouse is a landmark in Statesboro. Published by Naylor, LLC Layout & Design: Barry Senyk Advertising Art: Allan S. Lorde © 2008 Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the written consent of the publisher. Georgia County Government is published monthly with a combined issue in May-June. Price per issue $1.50; Georgia County Government Yearbook is $50. Direct magazine subscription rate effective July 2006 is $45 per year for subscribers who are non-ACCG members. PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2008/ACG-M0109/7895 Georgia County Government is published for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia 50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 1000, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Phone: 404-522-5022 • Toll Free: 800-858-2224 Fax: 404-525-2477 • Web: www.accg.org 12600 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 350, Alpharetta, GA 30004 Phone: 770-810-6957 • Toll Free: 800-796-8638 Fax: 770-810-6995 • Web: www.naylor.com Naylor Publisher: Mark Migliore Publication Coordinator: Robin Redfearn Advertising Director: Nicole Hudson Advertising Sales: Krys D’Antonio, Peter Dicks, Ron Hutcheson, Sarah Lyons, Norbert Musial, Rick Sauers, Vicki Sherman JANUARY 2009 www.accg.org 5 http://www.accg.org http://www.naylor.com http://www.accg.org http://www.accg.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - January 2009

Georgia County Government - January 2009
Contents
President’s Message
County Matters
Forward-Thinking Bulloch County Leaders Put Progress on the Front Burner
Robert Farris: Champion for Georgia’s Forests
ACCG, BCBS of Georgia Work Together to Improve County Employee Health
Georgia’s Grand Old Courthouses: McIntosh County
Extension News: Cooperative Extension Generates ROI
Research Corner: How Does Your County Rate?
County Parade
Index of Advertisers

Georgia County Government - January 2009

https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGS0612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGS0512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGS0412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGS0312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGS0212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGS0112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGS0611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGS0511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGS0411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGS0311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM1110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM1010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0210
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM1209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM1109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM1009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM1208
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM1108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM1008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0808
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0308
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGM0208
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com