County leaders urged to speak with One Voice about gas tax increase | Hot 5

  • Published: February 18, 2019
  • This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know

    + Key Dates This Week

    1. County leaders urged to speak with One Voice about gas tax increase

    With the 2019 Regular Legislative Session now nearly 2 weeks away, discussions of an increase in the statewide gas tax are intensifying on Goat Hill. To ensure counties’ critical funding concerns are heard, county leaders are encouraged to utilize these talking points in speaking with the media and legislators about the gas tax. Doing so will guarantee all 67 Counties speak with One Voice — because we are strongest and loudest when we stand together.

    2. Registration now open for 2019 Engineers, Administrators Conferences

    Registration is officially open for this year’s Engineers Conference and Administrators Conference at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. For registration and hotel information, click on the relevant conference listed below.

    3. ACAA Regional Meetings kick off next week

    ACAA Regional Meetings begin next week, and all County Administrators and Administrative Staff are invited to participate in the meeting nearest them. Each meeting will take place from 10 a.m. until noon, with lunch afterwards, and feature discussions on these topics. Attendees are encouraged to R.S.V.P. in advance by clicking on the meeting below they wish to attend (and then pressing send).

    4. More photos needed for NACE 2020 promotional campaign

    More photos are needed! The NACE 2019 Conference is just around the corner, which means time is running out for County Engineers to submit a photo of their area’s designated NACE 2020 road sign in front of a county landmark — or several. The purpose behind these “road sign” photos is to promote the NACE 2020 Conference, which will be held in Orange Beach. All photos must be submitted by Feb. 28 to Jeannie Gaines, Public Relations Manager. Learn more by watching this video.

    4. AAEM accepting scholarship applications through March 12

    Do you know someone with the desire, determination and spirit to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s in emergency management or a closely related field? The Alabama Association of Emergency Managers (AAEM) is now accepting applications for its scholarship program. To be eligible, an applicant must be recommended by an AAEM member, be an Alabama resident for one calendar year and possess an AAEM Basic Certification. Applications are due to the applicant’s AAEM Area Director no later than March 12, 2019, and scholarship recipients will be announced at the 2019 Alabama Disaster Preparedness Conference in Prattville.


    KEY DATES THIS WEEK

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18
    ACCA Office closed in observance of Presidents Day

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
    CGEI: Legislative & Governmental Relations CGEI CROAA: Legal Considerations of Local Revenue