Dixon Recognized By ACCG
Courtesy of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia
Toombs County Commissioner Wendell Dixon was honored for his academic achievement within the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Lifelong Learning Academy during the group’s Legislative Leadership Conference at Jekyll Island on October 25.
According to the ACCG, Dixon most recently completed the Public Safety specialty track requirements within the Academy. “I have been serving on our Public Safety Committee in Toombs County for several years now and these Public Safety Specialty Classes that I just completed will really help me a lot going forward,” Dixon commented.
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 from which they may choose, every county official has a tailormade learning experience that allows them to excel in specific areas of expertise.
“The Lifelong Learning Academy is critical to educating county officials about the challenges they may encounter in public service,” said Dave Wills, ACCG Executive Director. “County leaders who prioritize furthering their education are better equipped to address those challenges and are assets to their communities. I commend Dixon for his unwavering dedication to understanding his community.” The Lifelong Learning Academy was created with input from county commissioners who identified courses based on the issues and decision-making challenges regularly faced by county officials. To ensure the course requirements and curriculum remain relevant and engaging, the ACCG Lifelong Learning Committee – comprised of county commissioners and staff from both ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia – meet regularly to review and adjust accordingly. Through this collaborative approach, the Lifelong Learning Academy has been successful in equipping county officials with the necessary skills to meet the needs of their constituents.
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.