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Georgia Counties Shine with the 2016 ACCG Annual Conference

The year 2014 was a celebration of a century while 2015 focused on trends and innovative approaches to county government. In 2016, the ACCG Annual Conference will provide county officials with the tools they need to make their county its very best. Shine will help bring out the very best in Georgia’s counties with sessions focusing on topics that cover some of the critical and elemental services that counties provide. From community health to county preparedness and updates on significant legislative issues from the ACCG policy team, county officials are sure to obtain a wealth of information to help them become better leaders and foster stronger communities.

Early Registration for the Early Birds

ACCG is once again offering an early registration period to those who arrive at the conference in advance of the official start of the events. Early registration will take place on Thursday, April 28 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Early registrants will have the opportunity to:

· Avoid the crowd at peak registration times.

· Pick up conference materials including their name badge and delegate “goodies” before everyone else. (Sounds like a win!)

· Plan ahead and accordingly for conference events by reviewing their schedule, all from the comfort of their hotel room on Thursday evening.

· Enjoy a more relaxing breakfast before on education courses Friday morning.

Not able to make Early Registration? No problem! Registration will open promptly at 7 a.m. on Friday morning. County officials registering on Friday are encouraged to arrive in plenty of time to pick up their materials, grab breakfast, and get seated in their designated meeting room before the 8:30 class start time.

Note: If you are not taking a class on Friday, please help ACCG by waiting to come to Registration until after 8:30 a.m. on Friday. This will allow us to take care of everyone registered for a class and make sure they are where they need to be in a timely manner!

Share Your Conference Experience with ACCG on Facebook and Twitter - #gacountyshine

Share your real-time conference experiences with us by using #gacountyshine on Facebook and Twitter! Further engage in the conversation about how Georgia’s counties shine by sharing the nuggets of information from conference sessions and education courses. ACCG wants to hear how you are enjoying the events and are growing from the information provided. Be sure to follow us and friend us if you haven’t already!

Getting Fit, Getting Social with the Wellness Walk

Join ACCG and your county colleagues for the annual Wellness Walk on Thursday, April 28 at 4 p.m.-6 p.m. in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. This year’s walk is a little different from others as there are a few but very nice prizes at stake. Participants in this year’s Wellness Walk who tweet or tag a selfie of themselves using #gacountyshine will be eligible to win one of the following prizes: Apple Watch, iPad, or UGA football tickets! All participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt. Those interested in joining the fun can register for the Wellness Walk by visiting Please remember to provide your shirt size when you register.

ACCG would like to thank the Wellness Walk partners, UGA Extension and Walk Georgia, for helping to keep our counties moving!