Conference Events

Friday, April 17

A Celebration of Community: Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony

Savannah International Trade & Convention Center Ballroom

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Join ACCG and county officials from across the state as we celebrate our communities at the conference opening reception. ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government will present training certificates to individuals who have completed their core coursework and also recognize the first individuals to have completed one of the new specialty tracts. The Jerry R. Griffin Excellence in Public Service Award and the Clerk of the Year Award will be presented, along with several partnership and advocacy awards. In addition, ACCG will announce two new programs for counties to promote within their communities to foster greater civic awareness and engagement. Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with old friends, celebrate the accomplishments of your peers and learn new ways to promote your county’s accomplishments.

Saturday, April 18

Dinner and Dance with Rivertown Band

Savannah International Trade & Convention Center Lawn

6:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Enjoy the Savannah Historic District in the springtime down by the river, complete with an oyster roast, dinner and dancing with the Rivertown Band. This Savannah band will have you up and moving to tunes that you will recognize as timeless classics as well as Top 40, classic rock, disco/funk, swing, country and much more. Grab a seat along the river, watch downtown Savannah come to life and the cargo ships cruise by and catch up with your county peers from across the state. This evening of fun and entertainment is sponsored by Yancey Bros. Co. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

Sunday, April 19

Conference Reception at Morrell Park

5:30 p.m.

On Sunday, we’ll head back across the river for a reception at Morrell Park. This pocket park on River Street is the home to the Waving Girl statue. Named for Florence Martus, the “waving girl,” took it upon herself ot be the official greeter of all ships that entered the Port of Savannah between 1887 and 1931 from her home on Elba Island – a piece of land located near where the Savannah River meets the Atlantic Ocean. ACCG invites you to gather for another beautiful evening on the river for this conference reception before you head out to dinner on your own in downtown Savannah.

Please note: If you are scheduling dinner with vendors during the annual conference, ACCG strongly encourages you to do so on Friday evening following the welcome reception at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center or on Sunday evening following the Morrell Park reception (reservations at 6:45 p.m. or later recommended for each evening). The primary evening conference entertainment is scheduled for Saturday night this year, not Monday night, so please make your plans accordingly.