Public Information Office

  1. Mayor Girtz Announces Public Safety Initiatives & Discusses Status Related to Immigration

    During a media conference on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, Mayor Kelly Girtz spoke about community safety initiatives and Athens-Clarke County's status related to immigration. Read on...
  2. Laura Welch Appointed Interim Human Resources Director

    ACCGov Manager Blaine Williams has named Human Resources Assistant Director Laura Welch as Interim Human Resources Director as of Feb. 9. Current director Jeff Hale is leaving to pursue a private sector opportunity. Read on...
  3. Prepare Pipes for Winter Weather

    Athens-Clarke County is expected to have low temperatures this winter, which can mean trouble for water pipes. Fortunately, residents and property owners can take steps to protect plumbing from the winter chill before, and even after, a freeze event. Read on...
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What we do

The Public Information Office (PIO) 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.

  • Manage and maintain ACTV, the government access channel, which is available on Spectrum Channel 180, in a number of public lobbies, and at
  • Broadcast Mayor and Commission meetings live and on-demand on ACTV and online through, Facebook, and YouTube
  • Produce the monthly ACCENT employee newsletter 
  • Produce the annual ACC from A to Z resident guide to Athens-Clarke County services
  • Produce the quarterly ACCGov Quarterly water bill insert
  • Work with media outlets regarding Athens-Clarke County Unified Government activities
  • Field residents' questions and concerns via email, phone calls & social media
  • Operate the Athens Film Office as the Camera Ready Liaison for productions in Athens-Clarke County
  • Administer the website
  • Administer the ACCGov to You program van and materials for in-person tabling at events
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