The Association County Commissioners of Georgia, also known as ACCG or Georgia’s County Association, recently awarded Seminole County Commissioner Darius Culverson with the 2019 Leadership Development Advocate of the Year Award. Each year, ACCG uses its Awards and Recognition Program to honor individuals that work to further the mission of county government, ACCG, or both. Culverson accepted the award during the 2019 ACCG Annual Conference at the Savannah Convention Center. Culverson is one of two commissioners to receive the award.
“The mark of a true leader is their continuous journey to seeking knowledge,” said Executive Director Dave Wills. “Commissioner Culverson embodies the spirit of leadership through his achievements in the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy.”
Culverson was first elected as Seminole County Commissioner in 2011. By 2013, he not only became a Certified County Commissioner, but he also completed his first specialty track course – Water Management. Since 2013, Culverson has successfully completed 45 specialty track classes including the recent completion of his 44th and 45th specialty track at this year’s ACCG Annual Conference.
“I am truly honored to be the recipient of this award. My number one goal is to be the best county commissioner that I can be for the Seminole County citizens whom I represents, and this award is a validation of that effort and commitment,” commented Culverson.
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.