Habersham Co. (PRESS RELEASE) - The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) recently honored county officials for completing requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy. Recipients were presented with their achievement certificates during the 2019 Legislative Leadership Conference at The Classic Center in Athens-Clarke County. Commissioner Crawford was honored for successfully completing the requirements for the Intergovernmental Relations specialty track in the Lifelong Learning Academy.
For more than two decades, ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia have worked in concert to provide continuing education and training opportunities for county officials through a leadership development program now known as the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy. County officials work to complete core certification requirements and can then choose from the abundant course options in several specialty tracks, such as intergovernmental relations and disaster and emergency preparedness. The Lifelong Learning Academy has been essential in providing county officials with resources to enhance their knowledge in various areas.
“Since its inception, the Lifelong Learning Academy has provided Georgia’s county officials with the tools and resources to help move their communities forward,” stated Dave Wills, ACCG Executive Director. “Thanks to our long-standing relationship with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, we have been able to offer relevant course material that our members can take back to their respective communities.”
ACCG is Georgia’s county association and works on behalf of county officials and their communities by providing public policy and legislative advocacy, leadership development, civic and community engagement initiatives, insurance and retirement programs that specialize in local government needs and other cost-saving programs. Formed in 1914 when county officials came together to help fund the state’s first highway department, ACCG today serves as a catalyst for advancing Georgia’s counties. For more information, go to www.accg.org.