Firestorm CEO, President and Co-Founder, Jim Satterfield, will be speaking to the ACCG on April 6 from 10:05-11:00 a.m. in Roswell, GA.
About the presentation: Crisis Communications Planning
Is your local government prepared to deal with unexpected events that can bring instant media attention and an onslaught of public demand for information? From officer involved-shootings to water system breakdowns and more, these are the types of situations that require extensive pre-planning and maybe even some back-up support. Learn some best practices for making sure your jurisdiction is prepared to respond if (WHEN?) it happens in your community.
- Lessons from the Field:
Georgia had its share of weather-related emergencies in 2016. Learn from the real-world experiences of your peers as they share some of the challenges and opportunities in dealing with Hurricane Matthew and the North Georgia wildfires.
Chatham County and Hurricane Matthew
Catherine Neal Glasby, Chatham County Public Information Officer
The Georgia Forestry Commission and the North Georgia Wildfires
Joanna Warren, Communications and Public Affairs Specialist and Wendy Burnett, Director of Communications and Public Relations
- Using the FaceBook Live Platform
See how ACCG has set up an impromptu studio to create a newsroom effect for its 2017 Legislative Updates, including an overview of the camera and green screen set-up and computer support technology. Take your turn being LIVE to talk about your community! – Destini Billins, ACCG Communications Fellow
- Government Communicators Conference Session Brainstorming Session
Planning is underway for the 2nd Annual Government Communicators Conference scheduled for August 10 – 11 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Share some continuing education ideas you would like to see incorporated into the conference offerings.
ACCG is a nonprofit instrumentality of Georgia’s county governments. Formed in 1914 with 19 charter county members, today ACCG serves as the consensus building, training, and legislative organization for all 159 county governments in the state.
With this primary charge, ACCG works to ensure that the counties can provide the necessary leadership, services and programs to meet the health, safety and welfare needs of their citizens.