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Feature ACCG and Gas South Affinity Program Saves You Money on Natural Gas W just simply cutting back. hen it comes to energy costs — for electricity, natural gas, gasoline — everyone wants to get the most for their money. This is true whether you are a county purchasing director, physical plant manager, or an individual trying to keep your home comfortable and your energy costs manageable. Fortunately, DeKalb County is working to promote the new ACCG-Gas South affinity program. Pictured here: ACCG Executive Director Ross King, DeKalb County Commissioner and ACCG Board member Kathie Gannon, Gas South President Kevin Greiner and DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. Photograph courtesy DeKalb County Government. for natural gas service, there are ways to get more value for your energy dollar versus “Many people will try to reduce their natural gas bill by lowering the thermostat but never look at their rate plan and the price they are paying,” says Kevin Greiner, CEO of Gas South. “There can be a big difference in the per-therm rate and the quality of customer service offered by different natural gas providers; shopping around is a very important but often overlooked way to get more value for your energy dollar.” Toward that end, the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and Gas South have recently developed an affinity program that offers counties and their employees across Georgia more ways to save on natural gas service from Gas South. Through the program, county employees can receive a discount of two cents per therm when they switch to Gas South or register their existing accounts if they are already customers. Switching is easy with no appointments to schedule, and customers who enroll online also will receive a bill credit. County governments also can receive preferred pricing from Gas South for their county-owned buildings. “This Gas South partnership is an ideal model because it not only allows counties to stretch their energy dollars further but also extends a special discount to county employees that is only available as a result of their county’s affiliation with ACCG,” said ACCG Executive Director Ross King. Greiner says Gas South is proud to be ACCG’s preferred natural gas provider and to extend discounted rates to county employees and commissioners. “We recognize that local county leaders work very hard to be responsible stewards of public dollars, while county employees work daily to carry out the important functions of county agencies,” he said. “Gas South is excited to offer Georgia counties and their employees preferred natural gas rates and greater savings.” Based in Georgia, all of Gas South’s employees and customer service operations are in-state. The company’s commitment to value — through great rates, reliable natural gas service and outstanding customer service — has helped it become the fastest growing natural gas provider in Georgia for three years in a row. Such a commitment to value — along with the fact that Gas South is one of the leading natural gas providers to government agencies in Georgia — make it a natural fit for ACCG says King. “ACCG’s preferred partners such as Gas South truly understand the role of local government and share our vision for providing innovative programs designed to help counties save money,” King added. To receive your ACCG discount, visit w w w. g a s - s out h .c om /a c c g ; or call 1-866-563-8129 and mention the ACCG program. Note that service may not be available in all areas; Gas South service is available in AGL service territory only. Gas South employees stand ready to serve you and save you money on natural gas. MAY/JUNE 2011 29

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - May/June 2011

Georgia County Government - May/June 2011
Table of Contents
President’s Message
Director’s Desk
Oconee County: Growth Driven by Quality of Life and Strong Schools
ACCG Annual Meeting Highlights
ACCG and Gas South Affinity Program Saves You Money on Natural Gas
GCIP Interns Help Map the Future for Bartow County
Georgia Geospatial Advisory Council Advises Use of GIS
Douglas County Incorporates Sustainable Design into Plans for the New Adult Detention and Law Enforcement Center
Deliberate Indifference to a Serious Medical Need: Inmate Claims under § 1983
News & Notes
Index of Advertisers

Georgia County Government - May/June 2011