ACCG Awards Education Certificates to County Officials

 ATLANTA, GA. (April 1, 2021) – ACCG, Georgia’s County Association, recently awarded Rockdale County Executive Director of General Services Sue Sanders with a certificate for successfully completing the core requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy.

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 has a tailor-made 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,” said Dave Wills, ACCG’s Executive Director. “The Lifelong Learning Academy was created to help them navigate those challenges. I commend county leaders such as Sue Sanders who take full advantage of educational opportunities to further their knowledge on how to better serve their communities.”

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.


“As an Executive Director, Sue Sanders is one of only three top level Directors holding this title”, said Rockdale County Board of Commissioners Chairman Oz Nesbitt, Sr. “She has served in many roles throughout her time with Rockdale County and today oversees day-to-day operations for Rockdale County’s third largest department, General Services.”

“Executive Director Sanders is a major asset to our daily operations overall and has a keen eye for details. As a top level “strategic thinker” with a strong appetite for “analytics”,  I have tasked her with managing our major corporate and Capital Projects.”

“Every team needs a Sue Sanders, and I’m so glad she’s on our team!”

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