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RECYCLING continued from page 45 recycling transfer hubs and developing recycling and disposal rate measurement and reporting tools. The strategy also has the support of other state partners, including the Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Environmental Protection and Pollution Prevention Assistance Divisions and the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority. Added Beatty: “We would also like to extend a special thank you to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, one of our frequent state project partners. We applaud and appreciate the DNR board’s unanimous approval of our plan to support these new recycling efforts. Approval of the proposed SWTF spending plan will provide needed dollars in the 2008 fiscal year for this important, statewide effort.” ■ StaffNews Abraham Joins ACCG Support Staff J For More Information For additional information about the state’s recycling efforts, please visit or call (404) 679-4940. anna C. Abra ham joined Association Count y Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) in late December as a part-time administrative assistant. The first-year Master of Public Administration student at the Gwinnett Campus of the University of Georgia (UGA) will be working under two supervisors: Janice Tittle concerning administrative assistance work, and Research and Policy Development Director Michele NeSmith for policy support duties. Abraham, who hopes to graduate with her MPA in May 2010, is also earning a diploma in digital design from the Art Institute of Atlanta and has earned a B.A. in International Affairs and Political Science, in May 2006. She also attended Keble College at Oxford University, where she participated in a program on political science and international affairs. Before joining ACCG, Abraham worked for the American Institute for Managing Diversity as a project administrator, a “nonprofit think tank” for which she also served an internship in 2006. Her other relevant experience includes three years at the UGA’s Institute for Behavioral Research where she was a research assistant; and three months as a research technician for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Baton Rouge, La. Her volunteer activities have included serving as a coordinator for the Society for Political and International Affairs (SPIA) Student Advisory Council, of which she was a co-founder while an undergraduate at UGA, to act as an intermediary between the student body and school administration. ■ Let us build your Field of Dreams • General Contracting • Construction Management for Design/Build • Sports Field and Track Construction and Renovation Bobby Gruhn Field Gainesville, Georgia National Field of the Year by The American Sports Builder Association 866.346.8691 Designed and Constructed by Sports Turf Company 1487 Blackdirt Road • Whitesburg, Georgia 30185 • 46 330988_Sports.indd 1 GEORGIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT 6/19/07 9:38:30 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - February 2008

Georgia County Government - February 2008
President's Message
County Matters
Regional Focus on the Georgia Mountains: Rabun, Habersham and Stephens Counties
DNR Commissioner Noel Holcomb
Solid Waste Management in Georgia: New Challenges Ahead
Essential Elements of Negotiating Professional Service Firm Contracts
The Walker County Courthouse at LaFayette
Extension News: Partnerships are Key to Conservation Education
Research Corner: Interns: An Asset to Every County
NACo News: Counties and Climate Change FAQs
Georgia Flag to Travel to All 159 Georgia Counties
State Announces Regional Recycling Hub Grant Awards
Abraham Joins ACCG Support Staff
County Parade
ACCG Launches e-Magazine
Index of Advertisers

Georgia County Government - February 2008