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Chad KenneyL-R, Laura Meadows, Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Government Dave Willis, Executive Director, Association County Commissioners of Georgia Chad Kenney, Commissioner, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners Allen Poole, President, Association County Commissioners of GeorgiaMONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMISSIONER CHAD KENNEY RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY

ACCG presents education certificates to county officials

ATLANTA, Ga. (May 8, 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. Montgomery County Commissioner Chad Kenney 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.

Commissioner Chad Kenney said, “The opportunity to attend this training is a great way for new county commissioner to quickly get up to speed on core knowledge in various areas so that we can better serve our local counties. The things that I learned during these core training classes were things that I used immediately in situations I faced here at home.”

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (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

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