Hot 5: Safety tips, ACCA directories & more

  • Published: November 24, 2014

    Safety coordinator tips

    These 5 Essential Responsibilities of Safety Supervisors offer some useful advice to help safety coordinators focus their efforts for maximum impact. This 2-page PDF offers quick tips on training, support, enforcement, supervision and leadership. The combined safety improvements of the members of ACCA’s Self-Insurance Funds have helped reduce injuries and loss of life, as well as helping keep insurance expenses down. Questions? Contact Henry van Arcken ( or 334-263-7594.


    2015 ACCA Membership Directory

    Many thanks to the counties that have already submitted new photos for the 2015 ACCA Membership Directory! Counties with new faces on their commissions since the 2014 directory was published are encouraged to submit a group photo (as an electronic file) as soon as possible. Send your photos to Sallie Gowan at And watch your email because ACCA will be contacting you soon to update the other information in the directory.


    ACCA 2015 District Meetings: What’s your pick?

    All those newly elected state legislators will be convening in Montgomery before you know it, and ACCA has scheduled 6 District Meetings around the state to help county officials and employees get ready. You can count on seeing significant legislation affecting counties in 2015, and ACCA will be playing offense and defense.  You are encouraged to choose the meeting that is most convenient for you; counties are not assigned to particular dates. Use the links below to find more info and register.

    • Jan. 22 – Elmore County
    • Jan. 26 – Cullman County
    • Jan. 27 – Talladega County
    • Feb. 3 – Marengo County
    • Feb. 5 – Conecuh County
    • Feb. 9 – Dale County

    Questions? Contact Jennifer Datcher ( or 334-263-7594.


    2015 ACCA Calendars coming soon

    The ACCA Annual Calendar for 2015 is ready, and it is packed with event information and reminders as usual. Please make sure someone picks up your county’s bundle of calendars at the ACCA Legislative Conference, Dec. 3-4 in Montgomery. Calendars will be distributed from the registration desk.


    Happy Thanksgiving!

    The ACCA office will be closed Nov. 27-28 for Thanksgiving. Your staff members are thankful to work with such an outstanding group of officials and employees to continue to advance county government in Alabama. 67 Counties, ONE Voice!      


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