Each week ACCG shares photos highlighting activities from counties
around the state and the ACCG team at work. Email your photos to bbrown@accg.org.
ACCG Board Members Thank Debra Nesbit for Her Service
During the ACCG Policy Committee meetings this week, several officers from the ACCG Board of Managers took time to recognize Associate Legislative Director Debra Nesbit for her contributions as part of the association's policy team. Debra joined ACCG in 2009 and has handled issues involving public safety and the courts and health and human services. She is leaving ACCG at the end of the month to take a position with the Council of Superior Court Judges. Pictured from left to right: Bartow County Chairman and ACCG President Steve Taylor, Legislative Director Clint Mueller,Associate Legislative Director Debra Nesbit, Tift County Commissioner and ACCG 1st Vice President Melissa Hughes and Baldwin County Chairman and ACCG 2nd Vice President Henry Craig.
Bryan County Votes to Appoint
Andrew Johnson to Fill
Unexpired Commission Term
The Bryan County Commission voted unanimously to have Andrew Johnson fill the unexpired term of former District 4 Commissioner Brad Brookshire, who announced his intent to resign on August 10 and moved out of the district a few days later. Johnson is an associate attorney at Arnold & Stafford, Attorneys and has more than 14 years of experience. He is well-known in the community for his support and volunteer work.
Cherokee County Hotdog Fundraiser Benefits Local Seniors
Cherokee County Senior Services and the Volunteer Aging Council (VAC) teamed up to host a hot dog luncheon fundraiser to provide emergency assistance to senior citizens in the county. The event was held at the Senior Center and organizers sold more than 150 hotdog plates, raising $850 for the VAC's Last Stop Program. This program provides emergency financial assistance to seniors when all other means have been exhausted.
Catoosa County Commission
Holds Planning Retreat
The Catoosa County Board of Commissioners, County Manager Dan Wright and County Clerk Melissa Hannah recently completed a successful retreat at Amicalola Falls State Park. Their collaboration and work of more than 20 hours of discussion and planning helped create a more focused approach to the needs and vision of Catoosa County.
Pulaski County Vision
Developed through RSVP
Pulaski County and Hawkinsville were selected for the Renaissance Strategic, Vision and Planning Process in 2019. This twelve-month process was delayed in starting by COVID-19, but they have just received the plan. The RSVP process combines the best practices of community-led strategic planning, design and action-item implementation. The initial public input practice allows local citizens the opportunity to honestly express their goals, objectives and values. The completed plan gives the community a clear, concise and usable steps to follow to implement the projects revealed in the plan.
Meet an ACCG Staff Member
Name: Alan Benson

Program: Workers’ Compensation Senior Claims Examiner

Position: Medical Only Claims Examiner

Joined ACCG: 2002

About Alan: Alan and his wife, Joni have been married for over 34 years. They have two sons, Matthew who is married to Emily and share a son named Ezra and Cory (the youngest son) who is married to Hannah. Some of Alan's hobbies include skateboarding, hiking and travel. In 2015, he placed second in the United States Freestyle Skateboard Championship in the Master Division (Over 50).  Alan is also a Deacon at his local church and enjoys working with intellectually disabled individuals in his local community.  
Tell Us What's Happening in Your County!
ACCG wants to share positive news about events and projects from your county with your peers from across the state. Photos and story ideas submitted to ACCG for Georgia's Local Lens or the Georgia County Spotlight may be used in this e-newsletter or on ACCG's website or social media. Photos and other information used are provided courtesy of our county constituents and ACCG staff. For questions or information, please contact Beth Brown at bbrown@accg.org.
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