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Forsyth County Departments And Officials Recognized By ACCG

Several Forsyth County government departments and leaders were recognized by the Board of Commissioners during their May 10 work session for receiving various Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) awards.

The following elected officials and staff were recognized by ACCG during their annual conference held in late April:

  • Senior Services received the ACCG Georgia County of Excellence Award for its innovative COVID-19 outreach programming, which helped older adults in Forsyth County find new ways to stay connected and enriched during the pandemic.

  • Board of Commissioners Chairman and District 2 Commissioner Alfred John was honored for successfully completing the core requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy.

  • District 4 Commissioner Cindy Mills was reappointed to the ACCG Board of Managers and Policy Council. She also was recognized for completing the eight specialty tracts in the Lifelong Learning Academy. Mills is one of only six county commissioners in the state of Georgia to do this.

  • County Manager Kevin Tanner received the 2022 Legislative Advocate of the Year Award for his work chairing the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission. His efforts supported the passage of House Bill 1013, the Mental Health Parity Act, which was an ACCG legislative priority.

“I am always excited and privileged to spotlight our departments and leaders who have recently been honored with awards,” said John. “Those of us who work with our outstanding staff and leadership get to see firsthand all of the hard work and dedication they put into making Forsyth County the best place to live, work and play.”

During the work session, the following departments were also recognized for other recent awards:

  • Risk Management received the Georgia Public Risk Management Achievement Award from the Georgia Public Risk Management Association for implementing a model COVID-19 Safety Action Plan to enhance the safety of the County’s workforce while ensuring that employees continued working safely to provide top-notch services to citizens.

  • The Finance Department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for the ninth consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting.


About ACCG

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

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