Tift County Commissioner Melissa Hughes.

Tift County Commissioner Melissa Hughes.

ATLANTA — Tift County Commissioner Melissa Hughes was recently sworn in to serve as Second Vice President on the 2020-2021 Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG or Georgia’s County Association) Board of Managers, according to a press release.

“I am humbled to serve as Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) 2nd Vice President,” said Hughes in the release. I am thankful to God for all He has allowed me to be and become. Without Him, this appointment would not be possible.”

As ACCG Second Vice President and member of the executive committee, Hughes will work alongside other board members to lead the association and guide policies over the next year. The ACCG Board of Managers will continue to work on initiatives which focus on increasing county efficiencies, enhancing continuing education offerings and fostering strong relationships between counties, the state and federal government

“The 2020-2021 ACCG Board of Managers represents the collective strength of Georgia’s local communities,” said Executive Director Dave Wills. “Now, more than ever, we have witnessed the significance of leadership at the local level. I congratulate and look forward to working with our newly installed Board of Managers as we continue our efforts to serve all 159 counties throughout the state.”

“The last few months have been challenging in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, not only for our communities, our state, but for the world as well,” said Hughes. “I am excited to serve on a board that displays great leadership qualities, and I am fortunate to work with a committed staff in order to keep our citizens abreast of this unprecedented pandemic.

“As a servant leader, I look forward to another year of serving in this role with staff, my fellow hometown commissioners, as well as all the commissioners and legislators of this great state.

There is a quote by Carl Gustaw Jung that says: ‘You are what you do, and not what you’ll say you will do.’ This quote reminds me each day that we are just a piece of a puzzle. If one piece of the puzzle is missing, that puzzle is not complete. Let us complete the puzzle by continuing to work together during these times.”

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