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For Immediate Release

June 6, 2023

Rockdale County Commissioner Doreen Williams To Lead ACCG Health And Human Services Policy Committee

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County Commissioner Doreen Williams was recently named as the 2023-2024 chair of the Health and Human Services Policy Committee for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG or Georgia’s County Association). The appointment was made by ACCG President and Baldwin County Commissioner Henry Craig.

“Policy development and legislative advocacy are foundational tenets of our organization,” said ACCG Executive Director Dave Wills. “We prioritize being a member-driven and -focused organization and look forward to working with the new leaders of our policy development committees to drive discussions and help lead change on issues of significance to all Georgia counties.”

Legislative advocacy and public policy development are two of the primary services that ACCG provides to Georgia counties. The association uses a consensus-based policy committee process to bring together county commissioners and county staff to discuss issues of concern to county government that require changes to state and federal laws and agency policies. Policy committees develop positions on key issues, which become part of the Policy Agenda. The Policy Agenda is voted on by the membership during the ACCG Legislative Leadership Conference held annually in October. The ACCG governmental affairs team uses the Policy Agenda to guide advocacy efforts on behalf of counties during the legislative session.

The Health and Human Services Committee examines health and human service delivery and financing issues. This includes indigent health care, medically underserved areas, public health, mental health, developmental disabilities, addictive diseases, hospital authorities, emergency medical services, and housing.

Commissioner Williams will lead the Health and Human Services Policy Committee with Gordon County Commissioner M.L. “Bud” Owens, who was named vice-chair.

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 www.accg.org.