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.
Governor Kemp Joins in Monroe County Bicentennial Celebration
Governor Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp joined in the recent celebration of Monroe County's Bicentennial. Governor Kemp spoke at the county's Bicentennial ceremony as well as the grand opening of the City of Forsyth's new city hall. Pictured from left to right are: Senator John Kennedy, Representative Robert Dickey, Representative Susan Holmes, First Lady Marty Kemp, Governor Brian Kemp, Commissioner George Emami, Commissioner John Ambrose, Commissioner Eddie Rowland and Commissioner Lamarcus Davis. 
Houston County Building Dedication 
On Tuesday, Chairman Tommy Stalnaker led the ribbon cutting for Houston County’s new Government Center. Built in just eight months, the 20,000 sq ft building came in under budget and will host the Board of Elections, county extension agency office, and the federal NRCS federal office. The ceremony was attended by the entire board of commissioners, the county’s mayors, the election board and staff, legislators and other distinguished Houston County officials and guests. 
Interested in a Student Intern?
Georgia County Internship Webinar Set for October 4
Since 2010, the ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation has provided 485 internship opportunities to college students in 86 counties through the Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP). The ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation will hosting a webinar on October 4 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. to provide counties with a chance to learn more about the GCIP and the 2022 grant application process. This will be a great opportunity for county departments that have not previously applied for a grant, new staff unfamiliar with the program, and counties that have never received a grant or that have been unable to place an intern through the program. Click here to register for the webinar.
GCIP Success Story: Savannah Partee, a master's candidate in clinical psychology at Brenau University, interned with the Gainesville Policy Department through the Hall County Collaborative Law Enforcement Mental Health Program. This program was developed to better manage the intersection between law enforcement and mental illness. Partee helped develop a streamlined protocol for following up with citizens after police contact, organized quarterly mental health case review meetings, created a mental health social media site, and assisted in the development and delivery of training for law enforcement. She will be hired as a clinician for the Gainesville Police Department in November. 
Meet an ACCG Staff Member
Name: Lucie Djomeni

Program: ACCG Insurance Programs

Position: Claims Assistant

Joined ACCG: 2021

About Lucie: Lucie joined the ACCG team this year. Although Lucie is only 5’2 her colorful and outgoing personality makes her feel like she's 5’10. Some of her hobbies include creating content for social media, modeling, styling clients for special occasions, and of course snacking with a good Netflix or Hulu movie. Lucie has a large family that stretches globally. Her parents and siblings live in DC, except for her twin brother who lives back home in Cameroon.
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.