Crisp County Commissioner James Dowdy recognized for academic achievement in Lifelong Learning Academy

Published 10:02 am Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Submitted by Schuyler Harding

ACCG Communications Manager

ATLANTA, Ga. (May 17, 2018) – ACCG, Georgia’s County Association, recently awarded county officials with certificates for completing requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy. Recipients were presented with their achievement certificates during the 2018 ACCG Annual Conference at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Crisp County Commissioner James Dowdy was honored for successfully completing requirements to become a Certified County Commissioner.

The Lifelong Learning Academy has been essential to providing opportunities for county officials to enhance their knowledge in various areas while providing practical lessons that are applicable to situations in their respective counties.

“ACCG is fortunate to have a relationship with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, an educational partner with a stellar reputation” said Dave Wills, ACCG’s Executive Director. “The partnership affords Georgia’s county government officials learning experiences tailored to help meet the specific needs of those working in local government and leading Georgia’s communities.”

For more than two decades, ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia have worked in concert to provide supplemental training and educational tools for county officials. Members work to complete core requirements and can then choose from the abundant course options in a number of specialty tracks, such as intergovernmental relations and disaster and emergency preparedness.