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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Commissioner Mark Saxon Recognized for Participation in ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy

Photo of Commissioner Mark Saxon Receiving Certificate from ACCG Representatives


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Schuyler Harding, ACCG Communications Manager

Office: (404) 589-7808

Cell: (404) 780-1954






ATLANTA, GA (Nov. 2, 2018)The Association County Commissioners of Georgia, ACCG or Georgia’s County Association, recently presented county officials with their certificates for the completion of their continuing education requirements within the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy. Recipients were recognized for their accomplishments during a luncheon held at the 2018 Legislative Leadership Conference (LLC) at the Jekyll Island Convention Center in Glynn County, GA. Mark Saxon was recognized for successfully completing requirements for economic and community development and leadership development in the Lifelong Learning Academy.

The Legislative Leadership Conference is an annual event that focuses on policy issues impacting county government in Georgia. During the three-day conference, ACCG’s membership finalized its Legislative Agenda and Priorities that the association’s policy team will take before the General Assembly and Congress.

“Since its inception, the Lifelong Learning Academy has equipped our membership with applicable practices and solutions in various issues affecting county government,” stated Dave Wills, ACCG Executive Director. “Thanks to our long-standing relationship with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, we have been able to offer relevant courses that help our membership in their day-to-day operations.”

“The information attained in the Lifelong Learning Academy has played a key role in the decisions I make as a county official. In government we are tasked with making decisions that directly impact not only ourselves but each resident in our community,” stated Mark Saxon. “With these courses I have gained more knowledge of the various ways to effectively address issues impacting my county.”

Every class offered in the Lifelong Learning Academy has been designed to advance the functionality of county government by imparting new information to county officials. In collaboration with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, ACCG has carefully sculpted the courses to provide officials with the best tools and resources to effectively navigate their role as a county official.


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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