Public Information Office

  1. Steve Decker Retiring as ACCGov Transportation & Public Works Director as of June 1, 2021

    Manager Blaine Williams appointed Decker as director in April 2020. Decker previously retired from ACCGov in 2017 after 10 years of service, but came out of retirement to apply for the director position. He has decided to return to retirement. Read on...
  2. Survey on Proposed Public Restroom Facility in Downtown Athens Open Through June 15

    The ACCGov Central Services Department is currently seeking public input about a proposed public restroom facility in downtown Athens near the College Avenue parking deck. An online survey is open through June 15 at Read on...
  3. Niki Jones Named ACCGov Assistant Manager

    Jones has over 17 years of experience with local governments in North Carolina. He currently serves as the Planning Director for the Town of Wendell, North Carolina. His first day with ACCGov will be June 14, 2021. Read on...
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What we do

The Public Information Office communicates clearly and openly to the residents of Athens-Clarke County about the government’s goals, activities, and services. The office was established in 1997.

The Public Information Office manages and maintains ACTV, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government’s informational TV channel. ACTV airs on Charter Communication Channel 180 and streams online at

The office also:

  • Produces the monthly ACCent employee newsletter 
  • Produces the annual ACC from A to Z resident guide to Athens-Clarke County services
  • Works with media outlets regarding Athens-Clarke County Unified Government activities
  • Hosts special events.
  • Fields citizen questions and concerns.