Writer: Staff Reports
Published December 11, 2021
The Association County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia’s county association, recently awarded Dougherty County Commissioners Ed Newsome of District 1, Victor Edwards of District 2, and Russell Gray of District 4, as well as Assistant Public Works Director for Dougherty County Michael Sistrunk with certificates for successfully completing the core requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy.
These individuals were honored during the ACCG County Reconnect Conference at the Savannah Convention Center in Chatham County.
ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia have collaborated for more than two decades to provide county officials with supplemental training and educational tools in the Lifelong Learning Academy. With abundant courses to choose from, every county official can select a learning experience that allows them to excel in specific areas of expertise.
“County officials are faced with many challenges and ever-evolving circumstances under which they must govern Georgia’s local communities,” Dave Wills, ACCG’s executive director, said. “The Lifelong Learning Academy was created to help them navigate those challenges. I commend county leaders, such as Commissioner Newsome, Commissioner Edwards, Commissioner Gray, and Mr. Sistrunk, who take full advantage of educational opportunities to further their knowledge on how to better serve their communities.”