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County commissioners convene for ACCG meeting
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BOC Chairman Marcello Banes and District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz welcome ACCG members Thursday afternoon. - photo by Darryl Welch

COVINGTON, Ga. – County leaders from around the state gathered at the Newton College and Career Academy Thursday afternoon for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia District 5 meeting. 

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Newton County leaders sit together at ACCG meeting Thursday afternoon. - photo by Darryl Welch

Newton County District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz is the District 5 representative to the ACCG Board of Managers.

The county commissioners heard from ACCG’s legislative advocacy team about the organization’s legislative priorities for the 2019 session of the Georgia General Assembly. 

Commissioners were also briefed on how their counties should be preparing for the upcoming 2020 census.

BOC Chairman Marcello Banes said having the county leaders at the College and Career Academy capped off a good week for Newton County.

“It’s been an unbelievable week, receiving the deal of the year for Facebook and having ACCG here, all of the commissioners from throughout the state coming here and visiting our Career Academy, visiting Newton County,” he said. "It’s a great time for Newton County, for people outside our community to see what we have to offer.”

According to its website, ACCG is a nonprofit instrumentality of Georgia’s county governments. It was formed in 1914 with 19 charter governments and today serves as the consensus building, training and legislative organization for all 159 county governments in Georgia. It works to ensure that counties provide the necessary leadership, services and programs to meet the health, safety and welfare needs of their citizens.