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.
Georgia County Officials Participate in White House Infrastructure Bill Signing
Leaders of the National Association of Counties (NACo), including NACo President and DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson (pictured left with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer) and NACo Transportation Committee Chairman and Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann (pictured right with American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials President Shawn Wilson), attended the White House signing ceremony for the bipartisan infrastructure package this week. This bill will allow for new, long-term surface transportation for highways, roads and bridges; public transit and rail systems; provide for critical investments in water, stormwater and broadband projects; and increase investment in county owned bridges that are not part of the federal-aid highway system, among other things. Photos courtesy of NACo. To learn more, click here.
Congratulations to these County Award Recipients
ACCG extends its congraulations to two outstanding award recipients who were recognized during the 2021 County Reconnect Conference awards luncheon. Georgetown-Quitman County Chairman Carvel Lews received the association's most disinguished recogntiion, the Emory Greene Leadership Award. Cobb County Clerk Pamela Mabry was named as the 2021 Clerk of the Year. The Jerry R. Griffin Excellence in Public Service Award was presented prior to the conference to Cherokee County Manager Jerry Cooper who retired in May.
Camden County Designates Local ARPA Funds for Rider Fees
The Camden County Board of Commissioners approved the use of $10,000 of the county's ARPA funds to temporarily pay ridership fees for the Coastal Regional Coaches in Camden County. This $10,000 was matched by the City of St. Marys. By paying these fees, the local governments are providing free access for essential services including, but not limited to, health appointments, employment services and food security. The amount designed nearly equals all the ridership fees spent by Camden County riders in 2020. Coastal Regonal Coaches is operated by the Coastal Regional Commission.
ACCG & Georgia Counties Pay Tribue to Veterans
ACCG held a Salute to Veterans reception on Sunday evening at the County Reconnect Conference. The event was held a Service Brewing, a veteran-owned craft brewery that donates a portion of every beer sold to support service men and women and first responders. As part of the reception, county officials and ACCG staff who served in the military were recognized.
Paulding County created a temporary "Wall of Honor" to recognize employees and family members who serve, or have served in the United States Armed Forces. The Wall of Honor is dedicated to all veterans, including nearly 90 of those who work for the Paulding County Board of Commissioners. This year's display included over 30 portraits along with stars that shared the names, service branches, daes of services and brief annotation of the service members being spotlighted.
Bryan County Meets with Legislators on State ARPA Grant
Bryan County Commissioners and staff recently met with members of the Georgia General Assembly to educate them on the Georgia Fiscal Recovery Grant application submitted in October. The proposal is for over $100 million, matched by $48 million in funds from Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, and Effingham counties to provide water and sewer infrastructure for industrial, commercial, and residential sites along the I-16 corridor, including the Regional I-16 Mega-site and surrounding areas in Pembroke, Georgia. This infrastructure project potentially serves as a catalyst for economic growth throughout rural southeast Georgia by creating 10,000-20,000 direct jobs in industrial and commercial spaces and residences for those employees.
Meet an ACCG Staff Member
Name: Tottianna Davis

Program: ACCG

Position: Administrative and Policy Coordinator

Joined ACCG: 2018

About Tottianna: Tottianna’s family consists of herself, her husband and their two daughters. She hopes to add a fur baby to the family soon. Some of her hobbies include writing, skating, creating websites and helping her older daughter grow her business. While Tottianna has always had a love for writing, she never imagined that her creativity would lead to becoming a published author. In fact, she has written 3 children’s books and is currently working on her fourth.
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.
To submit photos and captions for Georgia's Local Lens, click here.
To submit photos and project information for Georgia County Spotlight, click here.