Mike Berg, chairman of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners, was elected last month to serve the Association County Commissioners of Georgia as third vice president.
Berg said the April 27 installation is “an honor and a privilege.”
“For Dawson, it allows us more clout in lobbying, more face time with legislators, the governor, the committees and those folks that make decisions that affect the county,” he said.
Berg will work his way up the ranks to president of the association, which works to ensure that the counties can provide the necessary leadership, services and programs to meet the health, safety and welfare needs of their citizens, in 2013.
Formed in 1914 with 19 charter county members, today ACCG serves as the consensus building, training and legislative organization for all 159 county governments in the state.
Berg has been involved with the association for many years, dating back to his service as a commissioner in Gwinnett County.
“But I’ve been very involved the six years I’ve served Dawson County,” he said.
Berg’s worked with the association to change annexation law and also served on the group’s water committee, in addition to the association’s board of managers and executive committee.
“ACCG does a great job training commissioners for their role in county government and it’s an honor to be selected to serve 159 counties and over 800 commissioners,” he said.