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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 KEM KIMBROUGH Assistant General Counsel / Public Safety and the Courts TODD EDWARDS Natural Resources and Environment MATTHEW HICKS Economic Development and Transportation ASHLEY MEGGITT Senior Policy Analyst GEORGIACOUNTY G OV E R N M E N T VOLUME 59 NO. 8 • FEBRUARY 2008 Upfront 7 9 12 President’s Message County Matters Regional Focus on the Georgia Mountains: Rabun, Habersham and Stephens Counties By Deborah Dewberry, Editor Features 12 29 31 DNR Commissioner Noel Holcomb Solid Waste Management in Georgia: New Challenges Ahead By James E. Kundell, Ph.D. DEBORAH DEWBERRY Magazine Editor CAROL BAKER Meeting Planner JEFF CHRISTIE Staff Liaison, UGA Cooperative Extension EFRAIN RODRIGUEZ Chief Information Officer 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 JANICE TITTLE Executive Assistant KATHLEEN BOWEN Special Projects Coordinator JANA ABRAHAM Administrative Assistant CHARLOTTE COPELAN Front Desk Assistant TONYA DUHART Administrative Assistant RHONDA PEACE Paralegal Advertising Director Nicole Hudson Advertising Sales Shirley Bennett-Kaoui, Bobby Bell, Krys D’Antonio, Kim Glover, Tami Hall, Jason Ruppert, Rick Sauers, Vicki Sherman, Jason Zawada Published by Naylor, LLC 35 Essential Elements of Negotiating Professional Service Firm Contracts By Peter Ashton Lyon, FSMPS 37 The Walker County Courthouse at LaFayette By Wilber W. Caldwell 38 38 40 41 43 44 Extension News: Partnerships are Key to Conservation Education By Jeff Christie, UGA Cooperative Extension Research Corner: Interns: An Asset to Every County By Michele NeSmith, Research and Policy Development Director 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 ACCG Launches e-Magazine County Parade Index of Advertisers ©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 prior 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 FEBRUARY 2008/ACG-M0208/6834 43 On the cover Photo courtesy of the Georgia Department of Economic Development 46 49 47 50 In Every Issue 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 5950 NW First Place, Gainesville, FL 32607 Phone: 352-332-1252 • Toll Free: 800-369-6220 Fax: 352-331-3525 • Web: www.naylor.com Naylor Publisher: Mark V. Migliore Publication Coordinator: Tara Horstmeyer Layout & Design: Barry Senyk Advertising Art: Dana Marleau FEBRUARY 2008 www.accg.org 5 http://www.accg.org http://www.naylor.com http://www.naylor.com http://www.accg.org http://www.accg.org

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

Georgia County Government - February 2008
Contents
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

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