Georgia County Government - May/June 2008 - (Page 5)

GEORGIACOUNTY G OV E R N M E N T VOLUME 59 NO. 11 • MAY/JUNE 2008 Upfront 7 9 President’s Message County Matters 57 Extension News: Animals Take Spotlight in Disaster Planning By Stephanie Schupska, UGA Cooperative Extension Georgia’s Grand Old Courthouses: Grady County By Wilber W. Caldwell NACo News: Green Initiative Launches Searchable Database Insurance News: ACCG Announces New Inmate Medical Savings Program 61 Features 13 22 39 ACCG 2008 Annual Meeting: Highlights County Focus: Clayton County By Deborah Dewberry, Editor Negotiating a Professional Service Firm Contract: Part 3 By Peter Ashton Lyon Counties Get Involved in Efforts to End Sexual Abuse of Children Smart Growth Scorecard Gives Communities a Way to Grade New Developments Wireless Technologies Critical for First Responders By Howard Faber, Verizon Wireless Research Corner: The ACCG Policy Process By Michele NeSmith, Research and Policy Development Director RDCs Assist the USS Georgia Flag Project 63 65 In Every Issue 66 69 County Parade Index of Advertisers 43 47 49 53 54 13 22 Published by Naylor, LLC Layout & Design: Barry Senyk Advertising Art: Effie Monson 12600 Deerfield Pkwy, Suite 350, Alpharetta, GA 30004 Toll Free: 800-796-2638 • Fax: 770-810-6995 Web: www.naylor.com Naylor Publisher: Mark V. Migliore Publication Coordinator: Tara Horstmeyer Advertising Director: Nicole Hudson Advertising Sales: Shirley Bennett-Kaoui, Krys D’Antonio, Kim Glover, Tami Hall, Gerald Harris, Ron Hutcheson, Rick Sauers, Vicki Sherman 57 66 On the cover The Banke Justice Center, Georgia Archives and Spivey Hall are featured as backdrops to ACCG 2008-09 President Virginia Gray. Background images are courtesy of the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Archives. Photo of Virginia Gray is courtesy of Warren Bond Photography. ©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 MAY 2008/ACG-M0508/7293 MAY/JUNE 2008 www.accg.org 5 http://www.naylor.com http://www.accg.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - May/June 2008

Georgia County Government - May/June 2008
Contents
President’s Message
County Matters
ACCG 2008 Annual Meeting: Highlights
County Focus: Clayton County
Negotiating a Professional Service Firm Contract: Part 3
Counties Get Involved in Efforts to End Sexual Abuse of Children
Smart Growth Scorecard Gives Communities a Way to Grade New Developments
Wireless Technologies Critical for First Responders
Research Corner: The ACCG Policy Process
RDCs Assist the USS Georgia Flag Project
Extension News: Animals Take Spotlight in Disaster Planning
Georgia’s Grand Old Courthouses: Grady County
NACo News: Green Initiative Launches Searchable Database
Insurance News: ACCG Announces New Inmate Medical Savings Program
County Parade
Index of Advertisers

Georgia County Government - May/June 2008

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