Mike Berg, chairman of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners, was sworn in as first vice president of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) at its annual meeting in Savannah.
This is a step up from second vice resident, a post Berg served last year. ACCG has a process where you will start training three years before to become president, he said.
If Berg is re-elected commission chair in Dawson County this year, he is expected to become president of ACCG next year. It will be really interesting, because that will be the 100th anniversary of the ACCG, he said.
The association, Berg said, is divided into four pillars policy-legislative advocacy, leadership development, civic and community engagement, and member services. As first vice president, Berg will oversee member services. Rebranding is going to be a big piece of what I do, he said.
Its really a benefit to citizens of Dawson County, he said of his new role with the association. It gives them exposure across the state. No former commissioner in the county has held this particular role with the ACCG, he said.
Chairman Berg is an experienced county official who understands the needs of local government, ACCG Executive Director Ross King said in a news release. He continues to develop innovative programs to engage his community, and we look forward to the interest and enthusiasm that he brings to the association in this leadership role.
Also at the ACCG conference, District 2 Commissioner James Swafford received the Silver Standard of Excellence certificate, and District 4 Commissioner Julie Hughes Nix won a contest for one months mortgage payment, a contest sponsored by Georgia United Credit Union.
County Manager Kevin Tanner was named vice president of the Georgia County Managers and Administrators.
ACCG is a membership services association that works on behalf of Georgias county governments, the news release said. The organization represents all county governments in the state.
More information can be found on the organizations website, accg.org.