Departments & Offices L - Z

  1. Leisure Services

    The ACC Leisure Services Department is responsible for the planning, development, and operation of parks, trails, the zoo facility, recreational and athletic facilities, visual and performing arts facilities, natural resource facilities, and other educational and recreational programs at a variety of ACC facilities.

  2. Manager's Office

    The Manager's Office is responsible for the implementation of all policies, programs, contracts, ordinances, and resolutions as approved and directed by the Mayor and Commission. This office performs the administrative functions of the government, which support the activities of the Mayor and Commission.

  3. Mayor

    The Mayor is elected countywide for four-year terms for a maximum of two consecutive terms to serve as the head of the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the Chair of the Commission.

  4. Operational Analysis Office

    The ACC Operational Analysis Office conducts internal audits of the fiscal affairs and operations of departments, offices, and agencies of the Unified Government. The office provides strategic planning, organizational analysis, feasibility and program evaluations, staffing reviews, and other services all with the intent of enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of government operations for the benefit of Athens-Clarke County

  5. Organizational Development

    The ACC Organizational Development office provides training programs, which included Management, Advanced Supervisory, Supervisory and General Skills Training. Organizational Development assists organization leadership in identifying, developing, ad implementing projects or initiatives that strengthen and support the workforce's ability to perform effectively and efficiently

  6. Planning Department

    The ACC Planning Department effectively manages community change in both the short and long term with regard to land use, transportation, historic preservation, and overall community development in order to ensure that the natural and built environment of Athens-Clarke County are of the highest quality.

  7. Police

    The ACC Police Department strives to eliminate crime, fear of crime, and general disorder, while respecting the dignity and worth of all people and establishing an ethically based, problem solving partnership with the community.

  8. Public Information Office

    The ACC Public Information Office provides clear and open communications to the citizens of Athens-Clarke County about the Unified Government's goals, activities, and services.

  9. Public Utilities

    The ACC Public Utilities Department provides water and wastewater (sewer) services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

  10. Sheriff

    The Sheriff is responsible for the physical health and welfare of all inmates in the jail and the management of their property. The office serves criminal warrants, civil papers, and subpoenas; executes evictions; transports prisoners to court; extradites prisoners from other states to court; and provides security for Athens-Clarke County jail and courthouse.

  11. Solid Waste

    The ACC Solid Waste Department provides collection and disposal services that meet or exceed state standards and are responsive to the community's health and sanitary needs.

  12. SPLOST

    The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) is a 1-cent sales tax approved by voters that funds a variety of capital projects.

  13. Sustainability Office

    The Sustainability Office works as a steward of public resources by promoting practices and policies to innovatively reduce our environmental footprint, grow our economy, and foster a thriving community by networking staff, ideas, and resources across departments and throughout the community to achieve outcomes supported by a long-term sustainability plan.

  14. Tax Assessor

    The ACC Tax Assessor's Office appraises all property located in Athens-Clarke County at its fair market value to ensure taxpayers pay no more than their fair share of property taxes.

  15. Tax Commissioner

    The ACC Tax Commissioner's Office is involved in the preparation of the digest, collection of ad valorem tax on real and personal property, disbursements of these collections to the levying authorities, and final audit of these transactions.

  16. Transit

    The Athens Transit System (ATS) provides transportation service in Athens-Clarke County with The Bus and The Lift. ATS carries approximately 1.7 million passengers per year.

  17. Transportation & Public Works

    The ACC Transportation and Public Works Department provides technical service for traffic operations systems, construction and maintenance of road systems, engineering inspection of public roads, sidewalks, and drainage facilities, and support services to other ACC projects involving public improvements.

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