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  • ACC Code of Ordinances on Municode: This online, searchable version of the Code of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, includes the Charter, special and related laws, and the General Ordinances of the Unified Government. It is hosted by the Municipal Code Corporation, the company that prints the ordinances, and is current only through the last update to the official printed version. To see recent changes to the code, as approved by the Mayor & Commission after the last printed version, click here.
  • MACORTS: The Madison Athens-Clarke Oconee Regional Transportation Study is one of 15 federally mandated metropolitan planning organizations in Georgia which are the conduits through which federal transportation funds come to urbanized areas.
  • Northeast Georgia Regional Commission: The NEGRC serves 12 counties and 54 municipal governments in the Northeast Georgia Region and is a resource for those governments in a variety of specialized areas including local government planning, economic development, grant preparation, administration, job training, and aging services.
  • The Office of University Architects for Facilities Planning: Mission - to enhance the academic, research, and public service missions of the University of Georgia through the efficient and the orderly planning of the long-range physical development of University Properties.
  • University of Georgia Libraries: The University of Georgia Libraries include three principal facilities on the UGA campus in Athens. The Libraries also has primary responsibility for a number of smaller on-campus libraries, reading rooms, and materials centers, and collaborates with several UGA research facilities throughout the state. Together the Libraries own over 4.6 million volumes and 6.6 million microform units, and subscribes to over 7,000 print journals. Online access is available to over 48,000 electronic full-text journals, and approximately 400,000 full-text e-books.



  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): These regulations set minimum requirements for newly designed and constructed or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. These accessibility standards are published by the Department of Justice.
  • Southface: For more than 30 years, Southface has promoted comfortable, energy-, water-, and resource-efficient homes, workplaces and communities throughout the Southeast.
  • United States Access Board: The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design.
  • U.S. Green Building Council: USGBC is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. The LEED® green building certification program is a voluntary, consensus-based national rating system for buildings and sites designed, constructed and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

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  • Local:
    • Athens Transit Department: The Athens Transit System, in Athens, Georgia, provides safe, economical and timely transportation for citizens throughout the Classic City.
    • MACORTS: The Madison Athens-Clarke Oconee Regional Transportation Study is one of 15 federally mandated Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in Georgia which are the conduits through which federal transportation funds come to urbanized areas.
  • State:
    • Georgia Department of Transportation: The mission of GDOT is to provide a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia’s economy and is sensitive to its citizens and environment.
    • State of Georgia Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs: The Georgia DOT’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program incorporates a broad range of programs and initiatives throughout the state, offering technical assistance, engineering and planning guidance, public information, and educational materials and programs for cyclists, walkers, and visitors in Georgia.
    • State Transportation Improvement Program: The STIP lists Federally-funded transportation projects that are located outside Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) boundaries. Each MPO develops its own Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
  • National:
    • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials: AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. AASHTO is an international leader in setting technical standards for all phases of highway system development. Standards are issued for design, construction of highways and bridges, materials, and many other technical areas.
    • Bureau of Transportation Statistics: The BTS administers data collection, analysis, and reporting and ensures the most cost-effective use of transportation-monitoring resources.
    • Federal Bicycle & Pedestrian Program: The Bicycle & Pedestrian Program of the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Human and Natural Environment promotes bicycle and pedestrian transportation use, safety, and accessibility.
    • Federal Highway Administration: The FHWA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system and various federally and tribal owned lands.
    • Federal Railroad Administration: The purpose of FRA is to promulgate and enforce rail safety regulations; administer railroad assistance programs; conduct research and development in support of improved railroad safety and national rail transportation policy; provide for the rehabilitation of Northeast Corridor rail passenger service; and consolidate government support of rail transportation activities.
    • Federal Transit Administration: The FTA provides stewardship of combined formula and discretionary programs totaling more than $10B to support a variety of locally planned, constructed, and operated public transportation systems throughout the United States. Transportation systems typically include buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, streetcars, monorail, passenger ferry boats, inclined railways, or people movers.
    • National Transportation Library: The mission of the NTL is to maintain and facilitate access to statistical and other information needed for transportation decision-making at the Federal, State, and local levels and to coordinate with public and private transportation libraries and information providers to improve information sharing among the transportation community.
    • Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: A nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.
    • U.S. Department of Transportation: The mission of the Department is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

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  • Historic Athens: Mission - To be a proactive force in developing community-wide understanding of the value of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage.
  • Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation: Mission - To work for the preservation and revitalization of Georgia's diverse historic resources and advocate their appreciation, protection and use.
  • Georgia Historic Preservation Division: Works in partnership with federal and state agencies, local governments, preservation organizations, community groups and individuals to achieve a greater appreciation and use of historic resources in the context of everyday life. Working at the state level, the Historic Preservation Division helps bring together national, regional and local interests to support community and economic development throughout Georgia. Georgia's state preservation program encourages regional and local planning, neighborhood conservation, downtown revitalization, economic development, heritage tourism and archaeological site protection.
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation: The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.
  • National Register of Historic Places: The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.