FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROCKDALE COUNTY CLERK JENNIFER RUTLEDGE RECEIVES 2018 GEORGIA COUNTY CLERK OF THE YEAR AWARD
ATLANTA, Ga. (May 8, 2018) – ACCG, Georgia’s county association, in working with the Georgia County Clerks’ Association (GCCA) honored Rockdale County Clerk and Director of Legislative Affairs Jennifer Rutledge with the 2018 Clerk of the Year Award. Each year, ACCG uses its Awards and Recognition Program to honor individuals, businesses and organizations that work to further the mission of county government, ACCG, or both. Rutledge accepted the award during the 2018 ACCG Annual Conference on at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.
“Each county clerk is an integral member of his or her county government’s staff,” said ACCG Executive Director Dave Wills. “Ms. Rutledge truly embodies what it means to be a public servant and an exemplary county clerk.”
Rutledge has served as Rockdale County’s clerk since 1999 and has been a part of Rockdale County government since 1997. She is an active member of the Georgia County Clerks Association, the Georgia Records Association, a past Board member of the Rockdale County Historical Society and an Atlanta Regional Commission 2015 Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA) alumni. Rutledge has served multiple Chairmen in her role offering seamless transitions in government operations through her vast knowledge of county affairs. In March 2017, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a new title for Rutledge as Director of Legislative Affairs/County Clerk. She is known for her historical expertise as well as her willingness to go above and beyond duties as the county’s gatekeeper while ensuring that it abides by all rules and regulations.
“I am truly grateful to have the privilege of working with such a great team in Rockdale County and with ACCG and am honored to be the recipient of this award.”
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.