Deadline FYIs | Hot 5

  • Published: December 7, 2015
  • This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know

     

    1. Statutory Financial Deadlines

    As the end of the calendar year draws near, here are a couple of quick reminders about key deadlines:

    • Today – Dec. 7 – is the deadline to properly designate the official county depository.
    • Dec. 31 is the last day to complete the required county financial statements.

    If you have questions about these requirements, please contact ACCA at 334-263-7594.

     

    2. Federal Transportation Funding Update

    The United States now has a reauthorized and fully funded 5-year transportation program thanks to action by the House, Senate and White House last week. The FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act, which garnered broad bipartisan support, provides $286 billion in highway and public transportation investment and includes a number of county priorities. For more detailed information, please see this FAST Act analysis from NACE (National Association of County Engineers).

     

    3. Membership Directory to be Finalized This Week 

    The ACCA Membership Directory is a big project each year, and this invaluable resource would not be possible without the significant input of individuals throughout all 67 counties. As ACCA works on the finishing touches this week, you have an opportunity to help make sure your county’s info is correct. (Note: Thank you to the many counties that sent corrections in Friday afternoon! Those are being incorporated and are not yet reflected in today’s PDF.) If you spot any needed changes to your county’s pages in this 2016 Directory Draft (PDF), please send revisions to Terri Reynolds (treynolds@alabamacounties.org) no later than Wednesday, Dec. 9. In the meantime, ACCA will also be following up with a few counties for additional information. Questions? Contact Terri Reynolds (treynolds@alabamacounties.org or 334-263-7594).

     

    4. Get Your 2016 ACCA Calendar

    Thank you to all the counties that made sure someone picked up their county’s bundle of 2016 ACCA Calendars at last week’s Legislative Conference! That is a tremendous help and cost-savings! Please make sure these get distributed to commissioners and department heads throughout the county this week. For any county that has not received calendars, county administrators are asked to contact Jennifer Datcher in the ACCA office (334-263-7594 or jdatcher@alabamacounties.org).

     

    5. Strategic Plan : Unifying the County Voice

    ACCA has reached another milestone in its 86-year history with the board and membership’s unanimous adoption of the TEAM 2021 Report. This new strategic plan, Unifying the County Voice, maps out specific goals to ensure that five years from now, this Association is stronger than ever. Each of the 10 goals are backed by multiple implementation recommendations, and the document draws on the leadership of the Team 2021 Committee as well as input from hundreds of county officials over the last year. The willingness of ACCA’s leadership to undergo this process of evaluation and visioning is a strength in itself, and, with the continued engagement of all 67 counties, it is clear that the one voice of county government in Alabama will grow in unity and strength.

     

     

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