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News&Notes New Civic Affairs Foundation Director Named ACCG welcomes Shelli Siebert as its new Civic Affairs Foundation Director. Seibert is an At lanta native and has been a resident of Rockdale County, Georgia since 1973. Seibert has an extensive background in nonprofit leadership and management. Prior to this appointment she served as Executive Director of Georgia Women of Achievement. She has also served as Area Director of United Way in Rockdale County and Vice President of Community Affairs for the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. Shelli has served on many volunteer boards and organizations including, 1996 Olympic Committee, representing Conyers and Rockdale County Georgia International Horse Park (GIHP) and still serves on the GIHP Foundation Board, Rockdale County Parks and Recreation Board and Legislative Aide to Representative Robert Mumford, just to name a few. As Civic Affairs Foundation Director, Seibert will oversee ACCG’s civic and community engagement efforts and help to further key programs such as the Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students and the Georgia County Internship Program. She will work closely with the Civic Affairs Foundation Board that the ACCG Board of Managers will appoint later this year. ACCG Announces Dates for Membership Services Regional Meetings ACCG’s focus on providing cost-effective programs and services to counties continues to grow. The Association recently named a Member Services Advisory Committee that is assisting ACCG staff in reviewing opportunities to partner counties to provide volume discount pricing and other opportunities. The upcoming membership services regional meetings are designed to provide information on the latest partnerships as well as emerging trends. Mark your calendar and plan to attend one of these upcoming meetings. For more information, contact ACCG Membership Services Director Randy Hartmann at 404.522.5022 or Districts 1 & 3 June 16, 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Bartow County Clarence Brown Conference Center Disticts 4 & 8 June 22, 12:30 – 4 p.m. Muscogee County Columbus State University Little Ocmulgee State Park District 11 June 24, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Atkinson County Gopher Plantation District 7 District 5 June 15, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oconee County Civic Center District 2 June 17, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Rabun County Dillard House Restaurant District 6 & 9 June 27, 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Laurens County June 14, 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Richmond County District 12 Julian Smith June 27, Casino 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. District 10 Bryan County June 23, 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Quality Inn – Richmond Hill Mitchell County Hand Trading Company Building ACCG Releases Updates to Several Resource Guides From questions about county construction projects to guidance in working with constitutional officers, ACCG has several resource guides that may be useful for county officials. The association recently released updates of some its most popular publications, including: • Constitutional County Officers – Budgeting, Contracting and Other Issues • A Guidebook to Local Construction Projects • Meetings Organization and Public Access for Counties: A Model Ordinance • Model Emergency Management Ordinances and Agreements (New!) • Parliamentary Procedures for Counties: A Guide and Model Ordinance • Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax: A Guidebook for County Officials These publications are available electronically at by clicking on ACCG Publications in the middle of the page. At least one set of these guidebooks has been provided to each county. Additional copies also are available for purchase online. Update Your ACCG Contact Information! T h e AC C G C l a i m s Administrative Office is moving. Beginning July 1, please send all correspondence to this new address: P.O. Box 922608, Norcross, GA 30010. The phone and fax numbers will remain the same. Census County Question Resolution Training Although the Census Bureau attempts to count everyone, historically there have been a small percentage of cases where a wrong geographic boundary or coding of a housing unit was used to produce the official census population and housing counts for a local area. There may also be cases where due to processing errors, the Census Bureau mistakenly duplicated or deleted living quarters that were identified during the census. A process has been established by the Census Bureau for elected officials to challenge their jurisdiction’s 2010 Census count — Count Question Resolution. The program was created to specifically address three types of instances where a state, local or tribal government feels an error was made in the 2010 Census results for their area. MAY/JUNE 2011 41

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