Fayette County



Tameca P. Smith, Fayette County Clerk; Photo: Georgia County's Association

Special to Fayette County News 

ATLANTA, Ga. (May 4, 2022) – ACCG, Georgia’s County Association, recently honored Fayette County Clerk Tameca Smith with the 2022 Leadership Development Advocate of the Year Award. Tameca was presented with her award during the 2022 ACCG Annual Conference at the Savannah Convention Center. Each year, ACCG uses its Awards and Recognition Program to honor individuals that work to further the mission of county government, ACCG, or both.

“The mark of a true leader is their continuous journey to seek knowledge,” said Executive Director Dave Wills. “Tameca embodies the spirit of leadership through her achievements in the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy.”

Since beginning her tenure as County Clerk in 2013, Tameca has been responsible for assisting 20 county officials with completing the requirements for 32 total certifications. She flawlessly navigates the ACCG Event Registration System to secure continuing education opportunities for her county officials. In addition, she supplies expert guidance and recommendations to assist them in registering for the classes needed to make progress towards their educational goals. Beyond all her technical assistance prowess, Tameca is an absolute joy when it comes to engaging with ACCG. The ACCG Leadership Development team credits Tameca with always being pleasant and ready to offer solutions to problems she encounters.

“My role in assisting county commissioners and staff in completing their certifications and continued education, is a small part of a big goal. ACCG offers several opportunities for county officials to learn, and remain abreast of local, state and federal decisions that may affect the way we do business. I am honored to work with ACCG, and most of all, Fayette County’s department heads and 2nd in command staff to gain information and put it to work for the community.”

By Leah Banks

Leah Banks is a reporter for Fayette News. She graduated from Loyola University - New Orleans with a degree in Journalism in May 2019. As a reporter, she covers mainly Peachtree City and Tyrone areas. Leah has an interest in community outreach as well as local initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery novels and listening to jazz music. Leah can be reached at leah@fayette-news.net.