2018 ACCG Annual Conference
People. Place. Perspectives.
April 27 – April 30
Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
Savannah/Chatham County 
It's about PEOPLE coming together from great PLACES across the state to share PERSPECTIVES about issues facing their communities in a forum provided by ACCG, Georgia's County Association.

We invite you to join us as we focus on advancing Georgia's counties through educational sessions, networking opportunities and member-based services designed to meet the needs of your community.

Registration is now open, so contact your county clerk or commission office staff to get registered!
Five Reasons to Attend
  • Inspiring keynote speakers specially selected for county officials to provide practical leadership lessons to enhance how you work with your peers, staff and community.

  • Two full days of ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy classes as well as certification classes for county clerks. Section meetings for clerks, managers/administrators and attorneys also will be held.

  • Continuing education sessions and a special briefing from the ACCG policy team on legislation passed by the General Assembly that will impact counties.

  • Time to interact with vendors, state agencies, and others who work with counties as part of the County Buyers Mart exhibit hall - including a chance to sample foods from across Georgia provided as part of the County Agents' Farm House.

  • A chance to explore Chatham County and the historic Savannah riverfront during one of the best times of the year!
Keynote Speakers
Lifelong Learning Academy Leadership Luncheon
Friday, April 27
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Lt. Col. (Retired) Rob “Waldo” Waldman – Never Fly Solo
U.S. Air Force fighter pilots undergo elite, specialized training to accomplish their mission. Through his engaging personal story of overcoming claustrophobia and a fear of heights to serving as a combat pilot in some of today’s most troubled regions, Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman will share how committing to excellence, preparing for change and engaging to win can help your county soar to new heights.
Opening Keynote Session
Saturday, April 28
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Trust in government is a concept that is often discussed, yet trust can take years to build, seconds to break and much time to repair.  David Horsager is a leading expert on trust and how it’s built into everything from individual relationships to how government entities can function effectively. As a bestselling author of The Trust Edge and one of the leaders of the largest national study on trust, The Trust Outlook, he will provide insight on the trust gap in our political system and how you as local leaders can help to build, earn and share trust in government. 
Submit Your Nominations for the 2018 ACCG Awards

ACCG is now accepting nominations for the Leadership Awards. Click here for more information including an overview of the awards as well as nomination guidelines. The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to Friday, March 2
 Housing Deadline

The deadline to secure housing accommodations within the ACCG room block is March 26, 2018 . Just as last year, housing reservations can be made through Visit Savannah! The system allows you to receive confirmation of hotel reservations almost immediately. Once you have completed your conference registration with ACCG, you will receive a confirmation that will include instructions on making hotel reservations. The five conference hotels include:

  • Doubletree Hotel Historic Savannah - $222
  • Hilton Garden Inn Historic Savannah - $206
  • Hyatt Regency Savannah - $221
  • Savannah Marriott Riverfront - $221
  • Westin Savannah Harbor - $244

For more information on Savannah and area hotels, access the Visit Savannah! website – www.visitsavannah.com .
Choose Enterprise Rental for Travel Needs
Don’t forget about the Georgia county government discount with Enterprise Rent-A-Car when considering your travel needs for the conference. The discount also includes rentals made through National. Enterprise is the preferred provider of rental vehicle services for ACCG. Visit here for more information.

Stay tuned for more conference information and updates from your friends at ACCG!