Yes, O.C.G.A. § 36-20-1 requires that newly elected commissioners attend training prior to taking office. This law has been in place since 1990.
Yes, O.C.G.A. § 36-20-1 authorizes and requires the county to pay the costs.
Your are going to be in education sessions from early in the morning through dinner each day. While your spouse may enjoy the time in Athens, there won’t be much time to spend with one another.
Yes, meals are part of the education curriculum.
The Savannah Room, The Courtyard Cafe.
Parking is available at the South Campus Parking Deck adjacent to the UGA Hotel & Conference Center. Use this link for additional information about parking and transportation: Click Here
Parking is $10 per day. If you will be a guest at the hotel you can add this fee to your hotel charges.
Since meals are part of the education curriculum, they are not open to those outside the registered participants.