ATLANTA — Bryan County Commissioner Carter Infinger recently was named as the 2012-2013 vice chairman of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Public Safety and the Courts Policy Committee.
The appointment was made by ACCG President and Taylor County Commissioner Clinton Perry. Infinger previously served as second vice chairman of this committee.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve as vice chairman of this committee and to work on legislative issues that have a direct impact on our community,” said Infinger.
He will lead the Public Safety and the Courts Committee with Mitchell County Commissioner and committee Chairman Keith Jones.
Legislative advocacy and public policy development are two of the primary services that ACCG provides to Georgia counties. The association uses a consensus-based policy committee process to bring together county commissioners and county staff to discuss issues of concern to county government that require changes to state and federal laws and agency policies.
Policy committees develop positions on key issues, which become part of the county platform. ACCG policy staff use the platform to guide advocacy efforts on behalf of counties during the legislative session.
“Policy committee leaders serve an essential function by leading their peers in the discussion of critical issues facing Georgia counties,” said ACCG Executive Director Ross King.
The Public Safety and the Courts Committee considers issues pertaining to the funding and administration of the court system, criminal justice, public safety, law enforcement, corrections, jails and 911 operations. The committee also looks at alternatives to incarceration as a means of limiting the fiscal and social costs on county government.