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North Forsyth commissioner hailed for legislative advocacy
Mills - photo by For the FCN

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently named District 4 Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills as its 2015 Legislative Advocate of the Year.

Also known as ACCG, Georgia’s county association presents partnership and advocacy awards each year at its annual conference, which this year was held in Savannah.

In a statement, Mills said she was "surprised, honored and humbled” with the honor.

“To be chosen out of all the county commissioners across the state was a bit overwhelming,” she said. “The fact that the award is called the Advocate of the Year means so much to me because I love fighting for things that I believe in, and advocating for taxpayers and for counties is something I am very passionate about and proud to do."

Mills was recognized for her active membership on the ACCG Policy Council, which helps form positions on policy issues of importance to counties. She also was engaged in devising legislative strategy regarding key issues before the General Assembly. She will chair the committee in 2015-16.

“ACCG is fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and dedicated individual as a member of its legislative advocacy outreach efforts to help advance each of our state’s 159 county governments,” said Ross King, the group’s executive director.