Hot 5: 400 & Counting

December 15, 2014

400 and Counting
Through its bid letting on Dec. 5, 2014, the Alabama Department of Transportation has now let some 400 local road and bridge construction projects to contract as part of the ATRIP program initiated by Gov. Robert Bentley. The bid projects total $484 million, including both local and federal funds. County-sponsored projects make up [...]

Legislative Conference Resources

December 12, 2014

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of ACCA’s 2014 Legislative Conference!
A wealth of information was presented, and below you will find links to many of the presentations and handouts from the sessions. (FYI: Some files are large)
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
OPENING GENERAL SESSION
The Future of County Transportation Funding
Don Arkle, ALDOT
 
Proposed Constitutional Amendments Impacting [...]

AAEM Workshop Resources

December 12, 2014

The 2014 Alabama Association of Emergency Managers’ Workshop featured outstanding professional development for emergency managers on a variety of topics. Below you will find some of the presentations.
 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
OPENING GENERAL SESSION
2014-15 Winter Weather Outlook
John De Block, NWS
 
Winter Weather Safety
Jim Stefkovich, NWS
 
211 Connects Alabama
Jo Ann Johnson, 211 Information and Referral Program Manager
 
Panel Discussion – [...]

Hot 5: Why cyber liability?

December 8, 2014

1. Why cyber liability insurance?
This recent example from Tennessee, shows why cyber liability is a new part of the ACCA insurance offerings beginning Jan. 1. The Dickson County Sheriff’s Office was hit with “ransomware,” software that infects a computer network and holds the data hostage for money. Because the county lacked an adequate backup for [...]