September 25, 2021

District 2 Commissioner recognized for achievement in continuing education

Heard County District 2 Commissioner Keri Denney receives her certificate from the ACCG recently.

Heard County District 2 Commissioner Keri Denney receives her certificate from the ACCG recently.

(Atlanta, GA) — ACCG, Georgia’s county association, recognized several county officials for completing core and specialty certification levels in the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy, the education and training program offered to Georgia’s county commissioners.

Commissioner Keri Denney was one of many county officials honored for earning the designation of Certified County Commissioner.

The training certificates were presented during the 2016 ACCG Annual Conference at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

“ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia work collaboratively to provide yearlong training opportunities to Georgia’s county officials as well as county staff members,” said ACCG Executive Director Ross King. “ACCG is fortunate to have a valued working relationship with such reputable and credible adult learning experts to provide educational opportunities to our county officials.”

Commissioners were presented with certificates for completing the core curriculum and specialty track requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy.

Those who received certificates for completing a specialty track have undertaken specific topics of interest in local government such as public safety, intergovernmental relations, and citizen engagement among others.

“2015 was a jam-packed year. I spent many hours in training to learn the duties and responsibilities of being a county commissioner,” says Commissioner Denney. “The ACCG is a wonderful partner to the county governments in Georgia. I appreciate the time and effort that goes in to the planning process for the training sessions I have attended. My goal when I started was to complete the core training in the first year, and I was able to do that. I completed all 66 hours in 10 months.”

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 on ACCG, go to   

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