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Feature New ACCG Staff to Increase Efficiency through Technology; Expand Member Services New additions have extensive backgrounds in working with local government through state agency experience. Quint Robinson ACCG Operations Director Randy Hartmann Director of Membership Services t took less than two weeks for A s s o c i at ion C ou nt y Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) staf f in t he Fulton, Cobb (GEBCorp) and Gwinnett (Claims) offices to recognize that Quint Robinson has a strong aptitude for problem solving and an innate desire to find solutions based in technology that will help the association provide better service to counties. As ACCG operations director, Robinson will oversee the business processes in place throughout the association from administration and finance to membership database management, communications and other areas. “Quint’s proven track record of assessing situations, researching options and implementing cost effective, technical solutions will further our efforts to provide outstanding customer service to counties and operate as the most effective county association in the nation,” said ACCG Executive Director Ross King. “He has quickly engaged our staff and has already identified areas where we can introduce new technology to improve our efficiency.” Robinson’s background includes 20 years of service with the Office of the Secretary of State. He served in various roles including the director of administration (June 2002-October 2006) and assistant director of corporations (April 1997-May 2002). As director of administration, he oversaw the operations of several departments within the Office of Secretary of State, including Human Resources, Accounting, Purchasing/ Procurement and Administrative Services. In his role as assistant director of corporations, he is credited with transforming this office from a paper-based agency to one of the most efficient and technology-friendly agencies in state government. Since 2007, he has worked in the private sector as the owner of a realty and financial services company. Robinson attended Georgia State University from 19861989 and earned an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science - Computer Information Systems in 1994 from DeKalb Technical College. A native of Atlanta, Robinson now lives in DeKalb County (Stone Mountain) with his wife, Tabatha, who works for DeKalb County government. They have two children and are members of Faith Family Worship Cathedral in Austell. Quint Robinson may be reached at (404) 522-5022 or 38 GEORGIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT I andy Hartmann brings a passion for public service and more than two decades of professional experience in providing technical assistance to local government, especially in the field of environmental management. As ACCG director of membership services, Hartmann will expand the financial services program to develop additional cost-saving programs for counties, develop internal procedures for budget development and human resources and assist the ACCG policy team at the State Capitol. “Randy is extremely familiar with local government and has a strong track record of developing public-private partnerships to achieve organizational goals,” said King. ”Years ago, I encouraged Randy to move to Georgia because I recognized his skills in the field of environmental management. I am pleased that he is now part of the ACCG team and I know his experience in personnel management, budget preparation, grant writing and fundraising, lobbying and public relations will be a tremendous asset.” Hartmann’s service in state government began in 1998 when he was hired as the first program manager for the Pollution Prevention Assistance Division (now the Sustainability Division) of the Department of Natural Resources. Most recently, he has served as the director of the office of environmental management for the Department Community Affairs (DCA). In this role, Hartmann directed the local government environmental technical assistance program. Through programs like Keep Georgia Beautiful, his office was been instrumental in forming partnerships to develop statewide environmental education and infrastructure resources addressing water, air, and solid waste issues. He served as the lead coordinator of the Governor’s 2006 Litter Prevention and Abatement Team and also was responsible for implementing Georgia’s nationally recognized recycling strategy including the state’s first statewide recycling marketing effort — I Don’t Recycle — You campaign. He began his professional career in 1985 in the private sector as a planning consultant in Cincinnati, Ohio and also worked for various regional solid waste management districts and authorities in Ohio and Iowa. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban Studies & Environmental Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a Master’s Degree in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati. Hartmann lives in Gwinnett County (Lilburn) and has two children. Randy Hartmann may be reached at (404) 522-5022 or R

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - August 2010

Georgia County Government - August 2010
President’s Message
Focus on Southwest Georgia
Lee County: Continuing to Prosper and Grow
Southwest Georgia Counties Pursue Real Innovations to Improve the Future
Leading Edge Waste-to-Energy Methane Gas Facilities Depend on County Landfi lls
ACCG Honors 10 Georgia Lawmakers For Outstanding Service During 2010 Session
ACCG Welcomes New Staff
Federal Health Reform: Implications for Counties
Index of Advertisers

Georgia County Government - August 2010