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www.accg.org ROSS KING Executive Director, Publisher GEORGIACOUNTY G OV E R N M E N T VOLUME 61 NO. 12 • AUGUST 2010 DAVID A. PAULK Director DAVID UHLMAN Manager Policy CLINT MUELLER Legislative Director Revenue and Finance TODD EDWARDS General County Government Natural Resources and Environment MATTHEW HICKS Economic Development and Transportation DEBRA NESBIT Health and Human Services Public Safety and the Courts MICHELE NeSMITH Research and Policy Development Director Risk Management and Insurance Upfront 7 President’s Message BEN PITTARELLI Manager of Marketing and Field Services PENNY HENDERSON Administrative Assistant Features 10 23 Focus on Southwest Georgia By Deborah Dewberry, Editor Claims Administration JOHN SMITH Claims Operations Manager ROBERT KISSELL IRMA Claims Supervisor LINDA JUDGE GSIWCF Claims Supervisor ABBY GARLAND Membership Services Coordinator Lee County: Continuing to Prosper and Grow By Deborah Dewberry, Editor Legal JAMES F. GRUBIAK General Counsel KELLY PRIDGEN Assistant General Counsel 26 Southwest Georgia Counties Pursue Real Innovations to Improve the Future By Deborah Dewberry, Editor Communications BETH BROWN Director of Communications DEBORAH DEWBERRY Magazine Editor EFRAIN RODRIGUEZ Multimedia Designer & Webmaster GEBCorp STEVE VAUGHN President and CEO SHERYL DALLAS Vice President, Client Services 31 Leading Edge Waste-to-Energy Methane Gas Facilities Depend on County Landfills By Deborah Dewberry, Editor Accounting and Finance J.C. McBEE Chief Financial Officer DARRYLE CRAWFORD Senior Accountant DEONTÉ BURDEN Staff Accountant 35 Technical and Other Assistance CAROL BAKER Meeting Planner KATHLEEN BOWEN Special Projects Coordinator BETH BRADLEY Land Initiative Director JEFF CHRISTIE Staff Liaison, UGA Cooperative Extension RANDY HARTMANN Membership Services Director QUINT ROBINSON Operations Director DAVE WILLS Government Relations Manager ACCG Honors 10 Georgia Lawmakers For Outstanding Service During 2010 Session ACCG Welcomes New Staff Federal Health Reform: Implications for Counties By Rick Jones, CEBS 38 39 Administrative Services CARMENZA WHITLEY Administrative Services Manager NATALIE FITZGERALD Legal Assistant KIMBERLY KING Administrative Assistant RHONDA LIGONS Front Office Assistant Departments 42 Index of Advertisers 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 Published by Naylor, LLC 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 V. Migliore Naylor Editor: Elsbeth Russell Advertising Director: Nicole Hudson Advertising Sales: Krys D’Antonio, Sarah Lyons, Rick Sauers, SaraCatherine Sedberry, Vicki Sherman, Jason Zawada Layout and Design: Catharine Snell Advertising Art: Elaine Connell ©2010 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 and November-December. Price per issue $1.50; Georgia County Government Directory is $50. Direct magazine subscription rate effective July 2006 is $45 per year for subscribers who are non-ACCG members. PUBLISHED JULY 2010/ACG-M0810/9902 10 26 AUGUST 2010 www.accg.org On the Cover: A view of the Flint River from downtown Albany. Photo courtesy of Picture Georgia, GDEcD. 5 http://www.accg.org http://www.accg.org http://www.naylor.com http://www.accg.org

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

Georgia County Government - August 2010
Contents
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

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