Voices from the County Courthouse

  • Published: August 17, 2017
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    Straight Talk from MVPs in County Government


    If the Annual Convention is a training camp, designed to equip county leaders to “Get in the Game,” there is only one place to look for experts to help you hit it out of the park. That’s right, you’ve got to look in county courthouses.

    “Voices from the Courthouse” is a unique session that will focus on the leadership qualities and commitment necessary to be a successful commissioner in Alabama.

    It’s arguably the toughest league in the country for commissioners. Alabama counties operate within a one-of-a-kind legal framework, and the Association is bringing together a diverse group of panelists representing both major political parties. Some have served for decades; another is wrapping up his second term of office. There will be perspective from one of the fastest-growing counties in the state, bisected by Interstate 65, as well as a county with dwindling population and no interstate.

    Be there! 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 23 | ACCA Annual Convention

    What all the panelists have in common is the experience of working day in and day out for their counties. They have taken calls and texts at all hours of the day and night, wrestled with the most challenging issues and weathered the bumps and bruises along the way. That’s why their observations and lessons learned will be so valuable to their colleagues.

    ACCA is proud to welcome a special guest moderator for this roundtable discussion. National Public Radio’s award-winning political reporter Debbie Elliott will employ her expert interviewing skills to provide attendees with unique insight from some of the most effective county leaders in the state.

    Don’t miss this session if you want to “Get in the Game.”