Hot 5: Defensive driving, election expenses & awards

June 16, 2014

More training coming soon: defensive driving for deputies
Counties in the ACCA insurance funds will want to be watching for details about upcoming defensive driving classes being offered around the state. These courses will satisfy the training requirement for the Safety Incentive Discount Program. Exact dates and times will be emailed to county safety coordinators in […]

Thomas named ACAA’s Administrator of the Year

June 11, 2014

Longtime Lowndes County employee selected by professional peers
MONTGOMERY – May 15, 2014 – Jacquelyn Thomas of Lowndes County has been named the 2014 County Administrator of the Year by the Association of County Administrators of Alabama in recognition of her service to her county and the profession.
Thomas was selected by a committee of her peers […]

Hot 5: NACo opportunities, corrections & heavy equipment

June 9, 2014

NACo leadership opportunities 
If you would like to have a voice in creating the legislative policies of the National Association of Counties, then consider serving on one of the following NACo steering committees:

Agriculture & Rural Affairs;
Community & Economic Development;
Environment, Energy & Land Use;
Finance & Intergovernmental Affairs;
Human Services & Education;
Justice & Public Safety;
Labor & Employment;
Public Lands;
Telecommunications & […]

Hot 5: Self-governance, ACEA & prison reform

June 2, 2014

East Alabama county trying for self-governance in November
The Russell County Commission has voted to put the Alabama Limited Self-Governance Act powers on the ballot Nov. 4, and there is still time for others that may be interested in addressing issues such as junkyards, litter, unsanitary sewage or animal control. As the link above explains, commissions […]