7:00 am - 6:00 pmRegistration / Conference Information Center

Plaza Lobby

7:00 am - 8:15 amBreakfast

Oglethorpe Ballroom

8:30 am - 3:30 pmLifelong Learning Academy Classes

  • Core: County Government Finance
  • Core: Economic Development
  • Core: Ethics
  • Core: County Government 101
  • Specialty: County Insurance and Risk Management (County Operations and Management)
  • Specialty: Mental Health and the Justice System (Public Safety)
  • Specialty: Regional Cooperation (Intergovernmental Relations)
  • Specialty: The Voice of Leadership (Leadership Development)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pmLifelong Learning Committee Meeting

Cumming Room

5:00 pm - 7:00 pmIntroducing Augusta-Richmond County!

Porto-Cohere, Marriott and Convention Center

Enjoy fellowship and hospitality as you learn about the events and activities that make this community a special part of Georgia!

7:00 am - 6:00 pmRegistration / Conference Information Center

Plaza Lobby

7:00 am - 8:15 amBreakfast

Oglethorpe Ballroom

8:45 am - 10:30 amOpening General Session

Estes Hall

ACCG President and Haralson County Chairman Allen Poole will open the conference. Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis will provide the official welcome on behalf of his community and ACCG Executive Director Ross King will honor Georgia Trend’s Counties of Distinction.

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Estes Hall

Attend this forum to hear Georgia’s candidates answer questions relating to significant county issues.

10:45 am - 11:45 amPolicy Issue Update

Estes Hall

Hear directly from the ACCG policy staff as they provide an overview of the Legislative Agenda and Priorities for the 2018 legislative session.

12:00 pm - 1:15 pmLunch (Key Note Address)

Oglethorpe Ballroom

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr to serve as keynote speaker. Learn more about the role of the attorney general and opportunities for improved outcomes between the AG and county officials.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pmGeneral Session / Business Session

Estes Hall

Report of the ACCG Policy Council and adoption of the 2017-2018 Legislative Agenda and Priorities.

2:00 pm - 2:45 pmHouse Rural Development Council

Estes Hall

The Georgia House of Representatives has appointed a Council that is meeting over a two year period to study the issues facing rural Georgia and how to return prosperity to these areas of the state. During this session, the co-chairs of the Rural Development Council, Rep. Jay Powell and Rep. Terry England, will discuss the goals of the Council and what they are doing to address topics such as rural broadband, rural healthcare, infrastructure, education and job reaction.

2:00 pm - 4:15 pmContinuing Education Hot Topics Sessions
  • Broadband
  • Walsh Hall

  • Law Enforement Benefits
  • Hamilton Hall

2:00 pm - 4:00 pmGeorgia Association of County Managers and Administrators Workshop

Lamar C

Georgia’s county administrators and managers meet to discuss pertinent issues.

4:00 pmBoard of Managers Meeting

Lamar A

5:30 pm - 6:30 pmExploring Augusta-Richmond County!

Join your fellow commissioners to see Augusta-Richmond County for yourselves as trolleys transport you to the Historic District and Surrey Center for unique and interesting spots for dinner.

7:00 am - 3:30 pmRegistration / Conference Information Center

Plaza Lobby

7:00 am - 8:15 amBreakfast

Oglethorpe Ballroom

8:30 am - 3:30 pmLifelong Learning Academy Classes

  • Core: Public Safety and Public Health
  • Core: Human Resources
  • Core: County Government Law
  • Specialty: County Retirement Programs: What They Mean to Your Employees and Your Budget (County Operations and Management)
  • Specialty: Addressing Complex Community Issues (Quality of Life/Social Issues)
  • Specialty: Building Sustainable Communities (Qualify of Life/Social Issues)
  • Specialty: Navigating Change (Citizen Engagement)