ACCG, Georgia’s county association, presented certificates to lifelong learning graduates

ATLANTA, Ga. (Date) – ACCG, Georgia’s county association, recognized several county officials for completing core and specialty certification levels in the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy, the education and training program offered to Georgia’s county commissioners.  Commission Chairman Stephen Hersey was one of many county officials honored for becoming a Certified County Commissioner.  The training certificates were presented during the 2015 ACCG Annual Conference at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

“ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia work collaboratively to provide yearlong training opportunities to Georgia’s county officials as well as county staff members,” said ACCG Executive Director Ross King. “ACCG is fortunate to have a valued working relationship with such reputable and credible adult learning experts to provide educational opportunities to our county officials.”

Commissioners were presented with certificates for completing the core curriculum and specialty track requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy.  Those who received certificates for completing a specialty track have undertaken specific topics of interest in local government such as public safety, intergovernmental relations, and citizen engagement among others.   This year’s specialty track certificate recipients were the first to ever complete those requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy.


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 on ACCG, go to www.accg.org.