Week of June 10, 2013

  • Published: June 10, 2013
  • Reminder on tornado assistance
    Counties affected by the April 2011 tornadoes will want to be sure to have someone at this week’s forum about Supplemental Disaster Recovery Funds. The event organized by ADECA is Thursday in Cullman, and you can get all the details from [download id=”1079″]. 

    CDBG $ announced
    The federal government has announced funding for Community Development Block Grants in Alabama, and so ADECA has asked us to relay the information to you. The ceilings, minimums and deadlines (noon on Aug. 1 for most programs) have not changed since last month’s preliminary announcement. Please see [download id=”1080″] for more info. 

    Committee focuses on voting
    The Minority Issues Steering Committee met last week with Ed Packard, from the office of Secretary of State Beth Chapman, and Sarah Still of the Alabama Department of Pardons and Paroles. The committee’s focus was on voting issues, including the impending implementation of the new state law requiring photo identification at Alabama voting polls and the process for restoring the voting rights of felons who have completed their sentences. The group will hold its next meeting in conjunction with the ACCA convention in August. 

    Lots of professional learning and networking this week
    Two of ACCA’s affiliate groups are meeting for conferences this week. The Alabama Association of Emergency Managers will gather Tuesday-Thursday in Guntersville, and the Alabama City/County Management Association is convening in Orange Beach Wednesday-Friday.

    Honoring service and excellence
    There’s still time to get your application in for the 2013 ACCA Awards! The deadline is June 28, and there are categories for Outstanding Contribution to County Government and Excellence in County Government (urban and rural categories), as well as Tenure in Office and Memorials. Take a look at this [download id=”1081″] to learn more.