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Van Johnson receives award
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ACCG, Georgia’s county association, recently awarded Savannah Alderman Van R. Johnson II (District 1) with the 2017 Civic and Community Engagement Advocate of the Year Award.

Each year, ACCG uses its Awards and Recognition Program to honor individuals, businesses and organizations that work to further the mission of county government, ACCG, or both. Johnson accepted the award on April 29th at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center during the 2017 ACCG Annual Conference.

“Alderman Johnson is everything we look for in regards to civic and community engagement,” said ACCG Executive Director Ross King. “From giving back to his local community, to mentoring the youth of Coastal Georgia, to helping create one of the nation’s leading youth commission programs, Van has long been a voice for civic engagement in Georgia.”

“I am unbelievably blessed and honored to have my efforts recognized in such a big way,” says Alderman Johnson. He adds, “We are fortunate for the relationship that Chatham County and the City of Savannah shares with ACCG & the visionary leadership Dr. Priscilla Thomas & the Chatham County Commission has shown for over 25 years. But in the final analysis, it is all about your young people!”