County Platform, Legislative Priorities approved, set for 2019 Session | Hot 5

December 10, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know 1. County Platform, Legislative Priorities approved, set for 2019 Session Last […]

REMINDER: ACCA communication to be limited Nov. 29-Dec. 3 | Hot 5

November 26, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. REMINDER: ACCA communication to be limited […]

ACCA Legislative Committee members must submit County Platform vote this week | Hot 5

November 19, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. ACCA Legislative Committee members must submit […]

ACCA communication to be limited Nov. 29-Dec. 3 | Hot 5

November 12, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week     1. Wednesday to bring new […]

NOW AVAILABLE: Full agenda for ACCA Legislative Conference | Hot 5

November 5, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. NOW AVAILABLE: Full agenda for ACCA […]

2019 ACCA District Meeting dates now set

October 29, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. 2019 ACCA District Meeting dates now […]

Four constitutional amendments to be on Nov. 6 ballot | Hot 5

October 22, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. Four constitutional amendments to be on […]

Legislative Committee members to begin work on 2019 County Platform next week | Hot 5

October 15, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. Legislative Committee members to begin work on […]

Improvements to County Insurance Funds already visible on North Jackson Street | Hot 5

October 8, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. Improvements to County Insurance Funds already […]

2018 Legislative Conference agenda now available | Hot 5

October 1, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week 1. 2018 Legislative Conference agenda now available  The […]

ACCA now accepting applications for PLAN 2020 | Hot 5

September 24, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. ACCA now accepting applications for PLAN […]

Registration now open for Counties’ 2018 Legislative Conference

September 17, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week 1. Registration now open for Counties’ 2018 Legislative […]

ACCA 2018-2019 Board sees new, familiar leaders | Hot 5

September 10, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. ACCA 2018-2019 Board sees new, familiar […]

Counties approve, welcome new Association leaders | Hot 5

September 3, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week 1. Counties approve, welcome new Association leaders County […]

27th Annual County Golf Bash to take place Sept. 19 | Hot 5

August 27, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. 27th Annual County Golf Bash to […]

90th Convention program available on ACCA67 mobile app | Hot 5

August 20, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. 90th Convention program available on ACCA67 […]

Enjoy sunrise yoga, specialty coffee, family movie night at the 90th Convention | Hot 5

August 13, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. Enjoy sunrise yoga, specialty coffee, family […]

Ala. county leaders take advantage of President’s White House invitation

August 6, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week 1. Ala. county leaders take advantage of President’s […]

Special 90th Convention edition of County Commission magazine headed to all 67 counties | Hot 5

July 30, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week 1. Special 90th Convention edition of County Commission […]

August 1 is deadline to submit your county’s Legislative Committee nominee | Hot 5

July 23, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. August 1 is deadline to submit […]

Join us in August to celebrate county government’s past, present, future | Hot 5

July 16, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week 1. Join us in August to celebrate […]

Today is final day for 2018 ACCA Award submissions | Hot 5

July 9, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. Today is final day for […]

Ala. ahead of curve on SCOTUS-determined process for collecting online retailer tax | Hot 5

July 2, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. Ala. ahead of curve on […]

Counties asked to submit 1 item for county government time capsule | Hot 5

June 25, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. Counties asked to submit 1 […]

County government in need of enthusiastic, committed Association leaders | Hot 5

June 18, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. County government in need of […]

Friday is deadline for counties to apply for 2018 LSIF Safety Awards | Hot 5

June 11, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week 1. Friday is deadline for counties to […]

County leaders to come together this week, set goals for future impact of Ala. county government | Hot 5

June 4, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week 1. County Leaders to come together this […]

Represent your county, state on a NACo Steering Committee | Hot 5

May 28, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. Represent your county, state on […]

Registration now open for 90th ACCA Annual Convention | Hot 5

May 21, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. Registration now open for 90th […]

Ala. counties receive NACo Achievement Award for Motor Grader Training Program | Hot 5

May 14, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   1. Ala. counties receive NACo Achievement […]

ACCA Directory now available on ACCA67 app | Hot 5

May 7, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week 1. ACCA Directory now available on ACCA67 […]

County leaders asked to take active role in state legislative races | Hot 5

April 30, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week 1. County leaders asked to take active […]

Special “2018 Elections” edition of County Commission magazine headed to all 67 counties | Hot 5

April 23, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week 1. Special “2018 Elections” edition of County […]

ACCA, AJTA, NIJO work to improve care for mentally ill in jails | Hot 5

April 17, 2018

+ Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Download the new Snazzy Traveler app + Key Dates This Week 1. ACCA, AJTA, NIJO work to […]

Remaining ACCA bills (SSUT, Tax Liens) receive Governor’s signature | Hot 5

April 9, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Tune in Thursday for final Goat […]

Workers’ comp bill is signed into law, becomes effective immediately | Hot 5

April 2, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Watch Friday’s Goat Hill Glance here, and then […]

Dark Store bill is signed into law, effective immediately | Hot 5

March 26, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Watch Friday’s Goat Hill Glance here, and then […]

Depository bank bill becomes law, is effective immediately | Hot 5

March 19, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Watch Friday’s Goat Hill Glance here, and then […]

Two County Days remain; April County Day cancelled | Hot 5

March 12, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Watch Friday’s Goat Hill Glance here, and then […]

Friday is deadline to register for ALGTI Community Building class | Hot 5

March 5, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Watch Friday’s Goat Hill Glance here, and then […]

Second Goat Hill Webinar to be held March 8 | Hot 5

February 26, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Watch Friday’s Goat Hill Glance here, and then […]

Local emergency response bill becomes law, is effective immediately | Hot 5

February 19, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Watch Friday’s Goat Hill Glance here, and then […]

Better serve your county with CGEI courses

February 12, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Watch Friday’s Goat Hill Glance here, and then […]

Ala. Transportation Infrastructure Task Group to meet Wednesday, hear about county needs | Hot 5

February 5, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Watch Friday’s Goat Hill Glance here, and then […]

Tuesday is last chance to ensure up-to-date addresses for 2020 Census | Hot 5

January 29, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Watch Friday’s Goat Hill Glance here, and […]

Make Plans to Join us for ACCA County Days | Hot 5

January 22, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Tweet this now! (Sample tweet provided below.) […]

Mark your calendars, register for Goat Hill Webinars | Hot 5

January 15, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Tweet this now! (Sample tweet provided below.) […]

2018 Legislative Session begins tomorrow | Hot 5

January 8, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Tweet this now! (Sample tweet provided below.) […]

Counting Down the Top 5 Ways to Become a County MVP in 2018 | Hot 5

January 2, 2018

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Key Dates This Week   BE IN-THE-KNOW There are a multitude […]

Ala. juvenile justice reform to focus on local programs, placing increased burden on counties | Hot 5

December 25, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Join us on Goat Hill for […]

Ala. Commission meets to discuss state’s infrastructure crisis | Hot 5

December 19, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Follow your state legislators on Twitter […]

Alabama County Platform & Legislative Priorities approved, set for 2018 | Hot 5

December 11, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know   + Hot 5’s HOT TIP  |  Take advantage of online ACCA […]

Legislative Conference This Week | HOT 5

December 4, 2017

PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Get ACCA67, Twitter apps in preparation for Legislative Conference, Session PLUS…Key Dates This Week   1. Legislative […]

Represent Your County | HOT 5

November 27, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Using ACCA67 at the Legislative Conference […]

#ALCountiesTweet | HOT 5

November 20, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Thanking Your Counties PLUS…Key Dates This […]

It’s Game Time: ACCA Legislative Conference | HOT 5

November 13, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Follow Us! PLUS…Key Dates This Week […]

State and Local Tax Deduction in U.S. House of Representatives | HOT 5

November 6, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Plan Your Year PLUS…Key Dates This […]

Highlights from the Rural Broadband Discussion | HOT 5

October 30, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | NACo Releases Reports on Major County […]

Time is Running Out | Hot 5

October 23, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | How Do You Hashtag? PLUS…Key Dates […]

Be an MVP; Prepare for the 2018 Session | HOT 5

October 16, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Using Social Media Before the Session […]

The Winning Team: Legislative Committee Meeting Recap | HOT 5

October 9, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Association Office Closed Today PLUS…Key Dates […]

Tell Us Your Local Issues | Hot 5

October 2, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Do You Know Your Leadership? PLUS…Key […]

Get in the Game: Playing All Four Quarters | HOT 5

September 25, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Follow Us! PLUS…Key Dates This Week […]

Enroll in the Medicaid for County Inmate Program | HOT 5

September 18, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Are Your Employees Using Snazzy Traveler? […]

Is Your County Prepared for a Disaster? | HOT 5

September 11, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Register for the ACCA 2017 Legislative Conference […]

District Meetings Registration Now Open | HOT 5

September 4, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | September Is National Preparedness Month PLUS…Key […]

ACCA Members Select New 2017-18 Leadership | HOT 5

August 28, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Tell Us How You’re Getting in the […]

It’s Time to Get in the Game | HOT 5

August 21, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Talking Points: ACCA Convention PLUS…Key Dates This […]

89th Annual Convention Going Digital | HOT 5

August 14, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | There’s Still Time to Join Us PLUS…Key […]

67 Voices on the ACCA Legislative Committee | HOT 5

August 7, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Get in the Game: County Commission […]

New Laws Effective August 1 | HOT 5

July 31, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Plan Ahead- Register Today! PLUS…Key Dates […]

Board of Directors of the National Association of Counties | HOT 5

July 24, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Convention Notes this Week PLUS…Key Dates […]

Nominees to ACCA Legislative Committee | Hot 5

July 17, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Network with Counties and Vendors Over Golf […]

Electronic Reporting Instructional Videos | HOT 5

July 10, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | ACCA Elected Leadership Information Packet PLUS…Key Dates […]

Saving Money on Travel | HOT 5

June 26, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Hot 5’s Hot Tip | Questions About Elections? PLUS… Key Dates This […]

Apply for Excellence in County Government Award | Hot 5

June 21, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Hot 5’s Hot Tip | Convention Deadlines Ahead PLUS… Key Dates This […]

ACCA Executive Director Addresses ATRIP-2 | Hot 5

June 13, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Hot 5’s Hot Tip | Solving Local Problems at the Local […]

Confusion over Poll Books | Hot 5

June 5, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Hot 5’s Hot Tip | We Want to Feature You! PLUS… Key Dates […]

ACCA Convention Coming up Fast | Hot 5

May 29, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Hot 5’s Hot Tip | Legislative Wrap Up PLUS… Key Dates This Week […]

Implementing New Laws | Hot 5

May 22, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Hot 5’s Hot Tip | Conference Resources Now Available PLUS… Key Dates […]

Congratulations to the Winners! | Hot 5

May 15, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Hot 5’s Hot Tip | Keep Up the Pace PLUS… Key Dates This […]

It’s Conference Week | Hot 5

May 8, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Hot 5’s Hot Tip | Utilizing Resources on the ACCA Website […]

RSA Supports ACCA Legislation | HOT 5

May 1, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Hot 5’s Hot Tip | Is Your County on Social Media? […]

Considering an ACCA Leadership Position? | Hot 5

April 24, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Hot 5’s Hot Tip | Only 2 County Days Left PLUS… Key Dates […]

Are You Convention Ready? | Hot 5

April 17, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Hot 5’s Hot Tip | Using the ACCA67 App PLUS… Key Dates […]

Busy Week Ahead | Hot 5

April 10, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Hot 5’s Hot Tip | Watch the Mailbox PLUS… Key Dates This Week […]

Back in Session | Hot 5

April 3, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Hot 5’s Hot Tip | ACCA is Going Viral PLUS… Key Dates […]

Promoting ATRIP-2 to Your Community

March 27, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Hot 5’s Hot Tip PLUS… Key Dates This Week     1. […]

Schedule Changes Ahead | Hot 5

March 20, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP | Making the Most of the Spring Recess PLUS… Key Dates […]

Ethics Training Deadline | Hot 5

March 13, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP | ACCA Bluesheets PLUS… Key Dates This Week   1. Deadline […]

Collecting Overdue Debts | Hot 5

March 6, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP | Wanted: Bad Roads PLUS… Key Dates This Week   […]

Workers’ Comp Refund Checks

February 27, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: County To-Do List Created by Citizens PLUS… Key Dates This Week […]

At the Statehouse | Hot 5

February 20, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: 3 Reasons to Love Tracking Charts PLUS… Key Dates This Week […]

Special Opportunity for Commissioners | Hot 5

February 13, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Be on the Lookout for Your Goat Hill Reports […]

ATRIP-2 Community Meetings | Hot 5

February 6, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Using the ACCA67 App | ‘Tell Us’ Feature  PLUS… Key Dates […]

Capitol Hill Roundtables | Hot 5

January 30, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Want to Get Ahead of the Game?  PLUS… Key Dates […]

County-focused CLEs | Hot 5

January 23, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Using the ACCA67 App  PLUS… Key Dates This Week   […]

Installing the ACCA App | Hot 5

January 16, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Turn up the Volume PLUS… Key Dates This Week   1. ACCA67 […]

SSUT $ Coming Next Week | HOT 5

January 9, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Not WHAT you know but WHO you know … […]

Focus on Safety | Hot 5

January 2, 2017

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Got road complaints? PLUS… Key Dates This Week 1. Focus on […]

Ethics Requirements | Hot 5

December 26, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Honoring Certification from the Alabama Jail Training Academy 1. Ethics […]

Getting Ready | Hot 5

December 19, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Local Road and Bridge Survey PLUS… Key Dates This Week   […]

ATRIP-2: Infrastructure Improvement Plan | Hot 5

December 12, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Rely on DRIVE Alabama PLUS… Key Dates This Week   1. […]

New ACCA Publications | Hot 5

December 5, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Tag! You’re It PLUS… Key Dates This Week   1. New ACCA […]

Big Decisions | Hot 5

November 28, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Preach to the Choir! Share YOUR County’s Success Stories PLUS… Key […]

Amendment 4 vs. Limited Self-Governance

November 21, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Thankfulness and #ALCountiesWork PLUS… Key Dates This Week   1. Amendment 4 […]

SIDP Success | HOT 5

November 14, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Thank YOU! PLUS… Key Dates This Week   1. SIDP Wraps […]

Counting Write-In Votes | Hot 5

November 7, 2016

PLUS… HOT TIP: County Job Listings PLUS… Key Dates This Week   1. New Law on Counting Write-In Votes Effective NOW  Counting […]

Dr. David Bronner | Hot 5

October 31, 2016

PLUS… HOT TIP: Voting YES for Amendments 3, 4 & 14 PLUS… Key Dates This Week 1. Dr. David Bronner to kick off the […]

Insurance Updates | Hot 5

October 24, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Using Comparative Data on Alabama Counties PLUS… Key Dates This Week […]

VOTE YES! | Hot 5

October 17, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Sample Social Media Posts on Proposed Constitutional Amendments PLUS… Key […]

SIDP Deadline Approaching | Hot 5

October 10, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Communicating with the News Media Using Your County’s 10-Year […]

ACCA Property Insurance Program Has Begun | Hot 5

October 3, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Grassroots Group on Facebook – Save Our RSA Retirement PLUS… Key […]

Addressing Lowe’s Lawsuits | Hot 5

September 26, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: County Voices on Twitter PLUS… Key Dates This Week 1. New Law […]

Statewide Transportation Plan | Hot 5

September 19, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Celebrating when #ALCountiesWork PLUS… Key Dates This Week   1. Public […]

Vote for Butch | Hot 5

September 12, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Toolkit for National Preparedness Month PLUS… Key Dates This Week   […]

New Health Insurance Rates | Hot 5

September 5, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Key Dates This Week   1. New Health Insurance Rates Last […]

Geneva is 1st | Hot 5

August 29, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Putting Convention Photos to Work PLUS… Key Dates This Week […]

2016-17 ACCA Leadership | Hot 5

August 22, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: #ALCountiesWork PLUS… Key Dates This Week 1.  New ACCA Leadership for 2016-17 […]

Here We Go | Hot 5

August 15, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Just 6 Cents for Better Roads PLUS… Key Dates This Week […]

10-Year Plans Ready | Hot 5

August 8, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: More Evidence that Alabama Voters Support Infrastructure Investment PLUS… Key Dates […]

What a Difference 6 Pennies Make | Hot 5

August 1, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Talking Points for the ACCA Convention PLUS… Key Dates This […]

Dark Store Litigation | Hot 5

July 25, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Key Dates This Week 1. Implementing Act 2016-127 | Dark Store […]

10-Year County Road Plans | Hot 5

July 18, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: “Tag” the Association PLUS… Key Dates This Week 1. DRIVE Alabama 10-year […]

Property Insurance Update | Hot 5

July 11, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Talking Points | Simplified Sellers Use Tax Remittance Program PLUS… Key […]

Russell Co. Wins at NACo | Hot 5

July 4, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Key Dates This Week PLUS… HOT TIP: Broadband Savvy    1. Russell County Park […]

Big Win for Counties | Hot 5

June 27, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Focus on Economic Development PLUS… Key Dates This Week 1. Big […]

Amendments Are Coming | Hot 5

June 20, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Put Your Smartphone to Work PLUS… Key Dates This Week […]

Drug-Testing Policy | Hot 5

June 13, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: FEMA App PLUS… Key Dates This Week 1. Drug Testing/Drug Policy […]

Improving Communication | Hot 5

June 6, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Getting LinkedIn to ACCA PLUS… Key Dates This Week   1. […]

Implementing New Omnibus Pay Act | Hot 5

May 30, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: More Facebook Friends in High Places PLUS… Key Dates This Week […]

Overflow Hotel Rooms | Hot 5

May 23, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: County Government – the Latest VIRAL Video Phenomenon PLUS… Key Dates This Week […]

Status: Comparative Data | HOT 5

May 16, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Facebook Friends in High Places PLUS… Key Dates This Week […]

New EMA Task Force | HOT 5

May 9, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Meadowbrook’s Safetysurance Update PLUS… Key Dates This Week   1. […]

Checks on the Way | HOT 5

May 2, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Next Steps for the DRIVE Alabama Coalition PLUS… Key Dates […]

Trust Fund Payments | HOT 5

April 25, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… Make Your Post-Session Plans NOW PLUS… Key Dates This Week 1. Trust […]

County-by-County Impact of HB 394 | Hot 5

April 18, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HIGH-FIVE for Better Roads Social Media Toolkit PLUS… Key Dates This Week 1. […]

DRIVE AL Webinar | Hot 5

April 11, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS…  Social Media Toolkit for Severe Weather Safety PLUS… Key Dates This Week […]

Runoff Elections | Hot 5

April 4, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS | DRIVE home the message 1. Primary Runoff Elections Next Week  Thank […]

SIDP Training – Important Updates | Hot 5

March 28, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS |  Putting the Proposed Gas Tax in Perspective | Chairman […]

Boards of Registrars Survey | Hot 5

March 21, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS |  5 Hot Questions for Chairman John Moton Jr., Wilcox Co. | […]

Debt Collection for Counties | Hot 5

March 14, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know BONUS: Look for Hot 5′s Hot Tip on County Days at the Legislature 1. […]

SIDP Training for Jail Staff | ACCA Hot 5

March 7, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know BONUS: Look for Hot 5′s Hot Tip on the DRIVE Alabama campaign 1. Correctional Officers […]

DRIVE to the Senate | Hot 5

February 29, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know BONUS: Look for Hot 5′s Hot Tip on Social Media Manners   1. DRIVE Alabama […]

Lodging Taxes from Airbnb | Hot 5

February 22, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know BONUS: Look for Hot 5′s Hot Tip on local legislation 1. Airbnb to […]

New Times for County Days | Hot 5

February 15, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know BONUS: Look  for Hot 5′s Hot Tip on a simple and powerful Facebook strategy […]

FEMA Deductibles? | Hot 5

February 8, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know   BONUS: Scroll to the end for Hot 5’s Hot Tip on […]

LGHIP Deadlines | Hot 5

February 1, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know   1. Deadlines Extended: IRS Reporting regarding the Affordable Care Act […]

Disaster Aid | Hot 5

January 25, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know 1. Federal Disaster Aid for 39 Counties Many areas of Alabama […]

Joint Transportation Committee Update | Hot 5

January 18, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know   1. Update to Joint Transportation Committee Schedule The Legislature’s Joint Transportation […]

Great News | Hot 5

January 11, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know 1. Great News Everyone!  The long awaited repair to the online […]

District Meetings | Hot 5

January 4, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know 1. Long Welcomes District Meeting to Morgan County 1/13 This year’s […]

Focus on Safety | Hot 5

January 2, 2016

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know PLUS… HOT TIP: Got road complaints? PLUS… Key Dates This Week   1. Focus […]

Legislative Contacts | Hot 5

December 28, 2015

  This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know 1. Sometimes It’s Not What You Know, But Who You […]

6 Weeks to Go | Hot 5

December 21, 2015

REVISED 12/21/15 10:00 A.M. This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know   1. 6 Weeks ‘til the Session […]

New SIDP | Hot 5

December 14, 2015

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know   1. ACCA SIDP 2015-2016 Guidelines Coming Soon The ACCA staff […]

Deadline FYIs | Hot 5

December 7, 2015

This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know   1. Statutory Financial Deadlines As the end of the calendar […]

Legislative Relations | Hot 5

November 30, 2015

1. Legislative & Governmental Relations for County Officials & Employees Whether you are relatively new to county government or looking […]

$10 Million Savings | Hot 5

November 23, 2015

1. Mobile County Residents Have Saved over $10 Million with Coast2Coast Rx Would you like to share the gift of […]

Getting Ready | Hot 5

November 16, 2015

  1. Getting Ready The ACCA Legislative Committee and a similar panel from the Alabama Sheriffs Association met last week […]

Comparative Data | Hot 5

November 9, 2015

1. How do other counties handle _____? One of the strengths of “67counties, One voice” is the way county officials […]

Payroll Audits | Hot 5

November 2, 2015

  1. Only Two Weeks Left to Return WC Fund Payroll Audit Materials   ACCA Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers’ Fund Members […]

10/31 Workers’ Comp Deadline | Hot 5

October 26, 2015

  1. Workers’ Comp Information Sheets Due Oct. 31  Members of the ACCA Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers’ Fund need to return […]

SIDP Deadline 10/30 | Hot 5

October 19, 2015

  1. SIDP Filing Deadline Oct. 30  All County Fund Members of the ACCA Insurance Programs must file their Safety […]

Safety Conference | Hot 5

October 12, 2015

  1. 2015 PESCA Safety Conference  The Public Employees Safety Council of Alabama (PESCA) will be hosting its 16th Annual […]

Drive AL Wants YOU | Hot 5

October 5, 2015

  1. DRIVE Alabama Wants YOUR Examples County leaders understand that local infrastructure drives Alabama forward, and the DRIVE Alabama […]

Payroll Audits | Hot 5

September 28, 2015

  1. ACCA WC Fund Annual Payroll Audit Packets Have Been Mailed  The annual payroll audit packets were mailed last […]

SIDP Checklist | ACCA Hot 5

September 21, 2015

  1. How To Apply for SIDP With the 2014-15 Safety Incentive Discount Program Year coming to an end, ACCA […]

SIDP Last Call | Hot 5

September 14, 2015

  1. LAST CALL!  FOR ALL SIDP SAFETY TRAINING As of September 30, all ACCA-sponsored Safety Incentive Discount Program (SIDP) […]

Trust Fund Estimates Inch Up | Hot 5

September 7, 2015

  1. Trust Fund Estimates Up Slightly Distributions from the Alabama Trust Fund to Alabama counties will be made in […]

Long Hits Ground Running | Hot 5

August 31, 2015

  1. Long Hits Ground Running In his first week as president of the Association, Ray Long is already making […]

New Leadership | Hot 5

August 24, 2015

  New ACCA Leadership for 2015-16 A new year has begun in the life of “67 Counties, One Voice,” and […]

Insurance Rates & Refunds | Hot 5

August 17, 2015

  1. Announcing Insurance Rates and Refunds This Week The Boards of Trustees of the ACCA Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers’ Fund […]

Health Insurance Rates | Hot 5

August 10, 2015

1. Health Insurance Rates for 2016 In response to a projected shortfall of more than $25 million, the newly created […]

Revised ACCA Election Process | Hot 5

August 3, 2015

  1. Key Deadline Approaches in Revised ACCA Election Process For county officials wanting to serve on the ACCA Board […]

Talking Points | Hot 5

July 27, 2015

  1. Talking Points: ACCA Convention  What will my county gain when I go to the ACCA Convention? Longtime county […]

Fuel Up & Save | Hot 5

July 20, 2015

  1. Fuel Up by Friday to Save Hundreds of Alabama county officials and employees will be together in just […]

Safety Training | Hot 5

July 13, 2015

  1. Insurance Safety Training Updates The various ACCA-sponsored training sessions for the Safety Incentive Discount Program (SIDP) are well […]

Final NACo Details | Hot 5

July 6, 2015

  1. NACo Conference:  Final Details  The NACo Annual Conference is just around the corner (July 10-13) in Charlotte, NC. […]

ACCA Leadership | Hot 5

June 29, 2015

  1. Candidates for ACCA Leadership Positions The list of candidates for ACCA leadership positions is growing in advance of […]

20% ROI | ACCA Hot 5

June 22, 2015

  Want a 20% Return on Investment? During the last two years, the ACCA Liability Self-Insurance Fund Inc. has collected […]

Property Insurance | ACCA Hot 5

June 15, 2015

  1. Next Steps Begin on Property Insurance The boards of trustees for both the workers’ compensation and liability insurance […]

Deputy Training | ACCA Hot 5

June 8, 2015

1. Accident Prevention for Law Enforcement at SIDP-required training There are two options next week to satisfy the deputy training […]

NACo Leadership Opportunities: ACCA Hot 5

June 1, 2015

1. Want to Serve on a NACo Steering Committee?  County leaders in Alabama have a long track record of influencing […]

ACAA Works for ONE Voice | ACCA Hot 5

May 25, 2015

1. Strong Leadership Continues in ACAA The Association of County Administrators of Alabama has chosen its new officers for 2015-2016, […]

Focused Driver Challenge | ACCA Hot 5

May 18, 2015

  1. Hands-free Is Not Risk-free  ACCA’s insurance programs work hard to improve the safety of our county employees. Did […]

Finish Strong at the State House | ACCA Hot 5

May 11, 2015

  1. Webinar: Home Stretch of Regular Session Though the time is growing short, this session of the Alabama Legislature […]

Hot 5: New Insurance Trustee

May 4, 2015

  New Liability Board Trustee Last week the ACCA Board of Directors appointed Marshall County Commission Chairman James Hutcheson to […]

Hot 5: National Co. Engineer of Year

April 27, 2015

  National Rural County Engineer of the Year from Elmore Co., AL Hearty congratulations are extended to County Engineer Richie […]

Hot 5: New Training Opportunity for Jail Officers

April 20, 2015

Mobile County Sheriff’s Office Hosting NIJO Training  The National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) will be holding a Legal-Based Training […]

Hot 5: EMA Advisory Committee

April 13, 2015

Advisory Committee Begins Work A panel of seven county officials and employees will soon begin meeting with State EMA Director […]

Hot 5: Can’t Miss Conferences

April 6, 2015

  You Won’t Want to Miss These Time is growing short to register for the Association of County Engineers of […]

Hot 5: Got AL’s Jail Guidelines?

March 30, 2015

Is Your County Using the Alabama Legal-Based Jail Guidelines? The ACCA Liability Self-Insurance Fund Inc. is offering its County Fund […]

Hot 5: Workers’ comp audit

March 23, 2015

Workers’ Compensation Final Audit Process Completed The final audit process for the ACCA Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers’ Fund for 2013-14 has […]

Hot 5: Welcome to the Fund

March 16, 2015

  Talladega County Joins Fund After becoming part of the ACCA Workers’ Compensation Fund in October, the Talladega County Commission […]

Hot 5: Liability Refund Checks

March 9, 2015

  Liability Fund Refunds Being Sent This Week Checks totaling nearly $1.2 million are being mailed this week to members […]

Hot 5: Get Set, Go! To the State House

March 2, 2015

  Get Set, Go! To the Alabama State House Tomorrow is the first day of the 2015 Regular Session of […]

Hot 5: Paving Way for Economic Development

February 23, 2015

PAVED links transportation infrastructure to economic development ACCA has joined with business, higher education and other governmental organizations in the […]

Hot 5: Prison reform

February 16, 2015

Legislators Can Hear County Views on Prison Reform 8 Times This Week Prison reform is one of the top issues […]

Hot 5: Prison Reform

February 9, 2015

  Prison Reform Report Almost Ready ACCA staff and officers continue meetings with those drafting the much-anticipated prison reform legislation […]

Hot 5: NACo Leadership Opportunities

February 2, 2015

NACo Leadership Opportunities Would you like to represent Alabama counties on a NACo policy committee and help shape county government […]

Hot 5: Checks in the Mail

January 26, 2015

Workers’ Compensation Refunds on the Way Checks totaling nearly $945,000 are being sent to members of the ACCA Workers’ Compensation […]

Hot 5: Never Stronger than Weakest County

January 19, 2015

Never Stronger Than Alabama’s Weakest County The impact of “67 counties, ONE voice” cannot be separated from efforts at the […]

Hot 5: NACo Breakfast in D.C.

January 12, 2015

Alabama Congressional Breakfast at NACo If you are attending the NACo Legislative Conference, please register for the Alabama Congressional Breakfast, […]

Hot 5: Priority task in February

January 5, 2015

  Tax levy at 1st meeting in February As you are preparing agendas for upcoming commission meetings, it is critically […]

Hot 5: New EMA Education Requirement

December 29, 2014

New Education Requirement for EMA  Starting Jan. 1, emergency managers who have earned the CLEM certification (certified local emergency manager) […]

Hot 5: Spring Cleanup April 18-25

December 22, 2014

Spring Cleanup set for April 18-25 The Alabama PALS (People Against a Littered State) will hold its annual spring “Don’t […]

Hot 5: 400 & Counting

December 15, 2014

400 and Counting Through its bid letting on Dec. 5, 2014, the Alabama Department of Transportation has now let some […]

Hot 5: Why cyber liability?

December 8, 2014

1. Why cyber liability insurance? This recent example from Tennessee, shows why cyber liability is a new part of the […]

Hot 5: Welcome to Montgomery!

December 1, 2014

Welcome to Montgomery! The ACCA officers, board members and staff are looking forward to welcoming county officials and employees to […]

Hot 5: Safety tips, ACCA directories & more

November 24, 2014

  Safety coordinator tips These 5 Essential Responsibilities of Safety Supervisors offer some useful advice to help safety coordinators focus their efforts […]

HOT 5: ACCA PROPOSED BY-LAW AMENDMENTS

November 3, 2014

1. ACCA Proposed By-law Amendments The Association will hold a Business Session at the Legislative Conference on Thursday, Dec. 4, […]

Hot 5: Fight Am. 2 and more

October 20, 2014

Opposition to Amendment 2 Gets Some Buzz Counties around the state have been communicating ACCA’s opposition to Amendment 2 on […]

Hot 5: Insurance, legislative news

October 13, 2014

Workers’ Compensation Renewals Due Renewal packets were mailed to members of the ACCA Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers’ Fund in early September for the […]

Hot 5: Vote “no” on Am. 2 & more

October 6, 2014

Vote “no” on Amendment 2 Alabama counties voted in August at the ACCA Convention to oppose Amendment 2 on the […]

Hot 5: CGEI schedule, survey report & more

September 29, 2014

Talladega County, welcome aboard ACCA is pleased to welcome Talladega County to the ACCA Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers’ Fund effective Oct. […]

Hot 5: CGEI, CROAA webinar & more

September 22, 2014

Learning the Legislative Process The County Government Education Institute, which offers professional development for county employees and county attorneys, is […]

Hot 5: Training for jailers, deputies & more

September 15, 2014

ACAA members, are you registered? You won’t want to miss the next webinar, which will cover how to handle details […]

Hot 5: Training dates, ACEA webinar & more

September 8, 2014

SIDP Required Training Deadline Approaching! Seats for the required Safety Incentive Discount Program Training are filling up fast and there […]

Hot 5: Tax appeal deadline, prison reform & more

September 1, 2014

Deadline nears for Alabama Tax Tribunal participation There will be a new process for appeals of all taxes (other than […]

Hot 5: Insurance, elections & policy teams

August 25, 2014

Renewals For Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers’ Fund Members The 2014-2015 Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers’ Fund renewal packets will be mailed during the […]

Hot 5: Convention, ADEM grants, safety training & more

August 18, 2014

Corrections at a Crossroads: Convention 2014 is here! Possibly the biggest challenge facing counties today is the unknown local impact […]

Hot 5: Convention news, NACo posts & more

August 11, 2014

Convention is just a week away Your ACCA staff is working hard to put the finishing touches on what promises […]

Hot 5: Health insurance, transportation $ & more

August 4, 2014

LGHIP: No changes recommended Most counties provide health insurance to employees and some officials through the Local Government Health Insurance […]

Hot 5: Burbage wins, SelfGov.net returns & more

July 28, 2014

County candidate wins LGHIB election Congratulations to Butch Burbage of Shelby County for winning a seat on the Local Government […]

Hot 5: Money savings, AL prisons in national spotlight

July 21, 2014

Want to save $25? Budgets are tight all over, so don’t you want to save $25 for your county? It’s […]

Hot 5: Elections, prison overcrowding & free training

July 14, 2014

Just a few days left to vote for Burbage Friday is the deadline to cast votes in the election for […]

Hot 5: Candidate forum full, deadlines approach & more

July 7, 2014

Deadline approaching for two ACCA leadership positions Time is growing short for commissioners who would like to be considered for […]

Hot 5: Vote for Burbage & more

June 30, 2014

Cast your vote for Burbage Voting for the city/county seat on the new Local Government Health Insurance Board starts tomorrow, […]

Hot 5: Deadlines for awards & AAND, new tax exemption takes effect

June 23, 2014

AAND early registration ends tomorrow The AAND One-Day Workshop is just a little more than 2 weeks away. Members will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hot 5: Health insurance, joint bid & more

May 26, 2014

Burbage runs for LGHIB A county government candidate has announced that he intends to run for an elected seat on […]

Hot 5: Debris, ACAA, ACEA & more

May 19, 2014

Debris removal update At latest count, 18 Alabama counties have received federal disaster declarations from FEMA for damage sustained in […]

Hot 5: AAEM event, insurance renewals & more

May 12, 2014

AAEM: Get your hotel reservations this week The Alabama Association of Emergency Managers’ Summer Conference is coming up in just […]

Hot 5: Book your convention lodging now

May 5, 2014

Alabama hosts national meeting for county insurers County Reinsurance Ltd., which provides reinsurance for both ACCA insurance funds, sets its […]

Hot 5: Ethics deadline, policy teams and more

April 28, 2014

Ethics filing due Wednesday County officials and employees are reminded that Wednesday is the annual deadline to submit your Statements […]

Hot 5 | Retiree bonuses, drug testing employees and more

April 21, 2014

Retiree bonus estimates Legislation passed this year (Act 2014-429) would allow counties to provide a one-time bonus to retirees in […]

Hot 5: Legislative Wrap-up Webinar & more

April 14, 2014

Legislative Webinar on Thursday – sign up now ACCA has scheduled a special Legislative Session Wrap-up Webinar for 11 a.m. […]

Hot 5 | April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014

State House status Many, many thanks to everyone throughout county government who played an active role in the 2014 Regular […]

Hot 5 | March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

NACo awards deadline extendedThere are two more weeks left to apply for national recognition through the 2014 NACo Achievement Awards. […]

Hot 5 | Week of March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014

CGEI elective class on general management coming up next monthWednesday, April 2, is the deadline to register for the County […]

Hot 5 | Week of March 17, 2014

March 17, 2014

Pardon our progressACCA is shifting to a new system for sending group emails that should be more reliable and effective. […]

Hot 5 | Week of March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014

Two big legislative opportunitiesFirst, counties need to have a big presence in the State House tomorrow. Representatives from Cherokee, Chilton, […]

Hot 5 | Week of March 3, 2014

March 3, 2014

Scholarship deadline is April 4 There’s just a month left to get in applications for the 2014-2015 scholarships from the […]

Hot 5 | Week of Feb. 24, 2014

February 24, 2014

Is your county getting a longevity bonus?ACCA would like to thank the many county members – 96 percent, in fact […]

Hot 5 | Week of Feb. 17, 2014

February 17, 2014

When is YOUR County Day @ the Legislature?Since the winter weather lead ACCA to cancel activities planned for Tuesday, Feb. […]

Hot 5 | Week of Feb. 10, 2014

February 10, 2014

Legislative Issues Webinar on ThursdayIt’s never been more important for county leaders to play an active role in the state […]

Hot 5 | Week of Feb. 3, 2014

February 3, 2014

Workers’ compensation refunds on the way Checks totaling nearly $880,000 are being sent to members of the ACCA Workers’ Compensation […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 27, 2014

January 27, 2014

For your agenda in February Here’s a reminder that the commission is required to levy taxes for the coming year […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 20, 2014

January 20, 2014

CGEI General Accounting course just a month awayThe deadline to register for the County Government Education Institute’s General Accounting class […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 13, 2014

January 13, 2014

State of Alabama Governor’s Preparedness ConferenceThe Alabama Emergency Management Agency has a stellar agenda for this four-day conference that starts […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 6, 2014

January 6, 2014

Heading to Washington, D.C.ACCA President Debbie Wood and ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield are headed to Washington, D.C., this week […]

Hot 5 | Week of Dec. 30, 2013

December 30, 2013

Save the dateThe Alabama Emergency Management Agency is hosting the Governor’s Preparedness Conference March 31- April 4 in Montgomery. The […]

Hot 5 | Week of Dec. 23, 2013

December 23, 2013

Attn: AdministratorsWednesday is the deadline to register for County Administration Update Class on Jan. 8 and 9. Counting on the […]

Hot 5 | Week of Dec. 16, 2013

December 16, 2013

Reminders for Road Supervisors TrainingYou can click here for all the details about the Road Supervisors Training on Jan. 27 […]

Hot 5 | Week of Dec. 9, 2013

December 9, 2013

2014 ACCA Legislative Program, Priorities finalizedMany thanks to everyone who attended the ACCA Legislative Conference last week, which was a […]

Hot 5 | Week of Dec. 2, 2013

December 2, 2013

ACCA Liability Self-Insurance Fund RenewalsThe declarations pages and invoices for the 2014 ACCA Liability Self-Insurance Fund Year will be mailed […]

Hot 5 | Week of Nov. 25, 2013

November 25, 2013

Workers’ compensation audit forms & data deadline approachingACCA Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers Fund audit packets were mailed to fund members in […]

Hot 5 | Week of Nov. 18, 2013

November 18, 2013

County Chat with ACAAAdministrators, your regularly scheduled webinar is coming early this month because of the Thanksgiving holiday, so we […]

Hot 5 | Week of Nov. 11, 2013

November 11, 2013

Become a State House insiderDuring the last legislative session, many county commissioners – especially those who took office in 2012 […]

Hot 5 | Week of Nov. 4, 2013

November 4, 2013

Looking for safety training?County safety coordinators may want to consider checking out the one-day conference organized by the Public Safety […]

Hot 5 | Week of Oct. 28, 2013

October 28, 2013

Directory proofs are on their wayACCA is in high gear on the 2014 Membership Directory, and the next step is […]

Hot 5 | Week of Oct. 21, 2013

October 21, 2013

Stellar line-up for ACCA Legislative ConferenceIt’s never too soon to register for the ACCA Legislative Conference, which falls on Dec. 4-5 […]

Hot 5 | Week of Oct. 14, 2013

October 14, 2013

Counties rock ATRIP Status ReportsGov. Robert Bentley’s office has been very pleased with county efforts on last week’s ATRIP Status […]

Hot 5 | Week of Oct. 7, 2013

October 7, 2013

ATRIP Status Reports statewide on Wednesday Each county’s preparations for Wednesday’s statewide ATRIP Status Reports should be well underway at […]

Hot 5 | Week of Sept. 30, 2013

September 30, 2013

Webinar about next ATRIP announcementsACCA has been working to coordinate efforts with Governor Bentley’s office and the Alabama Department of […]

Hot 5 | Week of Sept. 23, 2013

September 23, 2013

Next County Chat with ACAA It’s time for the next County Chat with the Association of County Administrators of Alabama. […]

Hot 5 | Week of Sept. 16, 2013

September 16, 2013

Last chance to volunteer for legislative Policy Teams The deadline to volunteer to help with one of the ACCA Policy […]

Hot 5 | Week of Sept. 9, 2013

September 9, 2013

Have you picked your Policy Team?There’s always lot of enthusiasm from officials and employees about working on county issues in […]

Hot 5 | Week of Sept. 2, 2013

September 2, 2013

Remembering CSI: Critical Security InitiativesWant to track down a presentation or handout from ACCA’s 2013 Annual Convention? Many of them […]

Hot 5 | Week of Aug. 26, 2013

August 26, 2013

Constitutional Revision Commission advances county recommendation   When the Alabama Constitutional Revision Commission met last week, the panel voted to endorse […]

Hot 5 | Week of Aug. 19, 2013

August 19, 2013

Preview the ACCA ConventionThe big activities kick off tomorrow in Orange Beach, and you can get a sneak peek at […]

Hot 5 | Week of Aug. 12, 2013

August 12, 2013

Health insurance adjustments After two years without an increase in health insurance premiums, a number of factors are combining to […]

Hot 5 | Week of Aug. 5, 2013

August 5, 2013

New photo voter ID lawThe secretary of state’s office has proposed rules for implementing Alabama’s new photo voter identification law, […]

Hot 5 | Week of July 29, 2013

July 29, 2013

Simulated driving situations, real safety gainsThe ACCA Self-Insurance Funds wrapped up the second round of driving simulator training last week […]

Hot 5 | Week of July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013

County Chat with ACEAEngineers, mark your calendars for the next ACEA webinar, which will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, […]

Hot 5 | Week of July 8, 2013

July 8, 2013

No more preclearance The U.S. Justice Department has issued a statement that, in light of Shelby County v. Holder, it […]

Hot 5 | Week of July 1, 2013

July 2, 2013

Redistricting deadlines approach   The deadline to complete redistricting before the 2014 elections is just five months away. This applies to counties […]

Hot 5 | Week of June 17, 2013

June 17, 2013

Mark your calendars for Fort Worth, TexasAt the NACo conference next month, the Alabama Delegate Caucus is scheduled for 5:30 […]

Hot 5 | Week of June 10, 2013

June 10, 2013

Reminder on tornado assistanceCounties affected by the April 2011 tornadoes will want to be sure to have someone at this […]

Hot 5 | Week of June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013

4B8MONStan Batemon and several supporters of his campaign from throughout the country helped “spread the word” about Stan during the […]

Hot 5 | Week of May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013

Attn: Insurance fund membersAll information related to training required for the Safety Incentive Discount program is now available in one […]

Hot 5 | Week of May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

ACCMA conference registration openMembers of the Alabama City/County Management Association will gather June 12-14 in Orange Beach for the group’s […]

Hot 5 | Week of May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

RAMP projects announced Gov. Robert Bentley announced the 254 projects that will be funded through the RAMP portion of ATRIP […]

Hot 5 | Week of May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013

Legislative webinar TODAYJoin the ACCA staff “in the huddle” to find out how you and others from your county can […]

Hot 5 | Week of April 29, 2013

April 29, 2013

Engineers converge on the State HouseTomorrow is the last ACCA Affiliate Day @ the Legislature this year, and this one […]

Hot 5 | Week of April 23, 2013

April 23, 2013

Attn: County attorneysThe Alabama Bar Association has approved upcoming County Government Education Institute courses for continuing legal education (CLE) credit. […]

Hot 5 | Week of April 15, 2013

April 15, 2013

Convention hotel reservationsCounties should have received information about how to book hotel rooms for the ACCA Convention, Aug. 20-22. If […]

Hot 5 | Week of April 8, 2013

April 8, 2013

9-1-1 flat rate reduced When the Permanent Oversight Commission on 9-1-1 met last week, members voted to reduce the statewide […]

Hot 5 | Week of April 1, 2013

April 1, 2013

911 funds front and centerThe Permanent Oversight Commission on 911, established by the last year’s 911 reform act, will hold […]

Hot 5 | Week of March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013

Attn: County attorneysLegal representatives for Alabama’s counties won’t want to miss this CLE opportunity. “Legal Issues Facing City & County […]

Hot 5 | Week of March 18, 2013

March 18, 2013

AAEM: Meet us at the State House Tomorrow is AAEM Day @ the Legislature, so make sure you are planning […]

Hot 5 | Week of March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013

Sequestration to trim PILT $Counties that receive PILT (payments in lieu of taxes) from the federal government can expect those […]

Hot 5 | Week of March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013

ACCA’s mailing addressPlease make sure you have updated your records to show that the mailing address for ACCA (and all […]

Hot 5 | Week of Feb. 25, 2013

February 25, 2013

One-time money coming soonThe one-time payments from the Alabama Trust Fund resulting from a re-calculation of the fund’s earnings should […]

Hot 5 | Week of Feb. 11, 2013

February 11, 2013

Innovation in Alabama county government Do you have an innovative program that modernizes county government and increases services to county […]

Hot 5 | Week of Feb. 4, 2013

February 4, 2013

New risk control representative for central Alabama counties Meadowbrook Insurance Group has hired a new risk control supervisor to succeed Jerry Gill. […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 28, 2013

January 28, 2013

First insurance incentive checks go out next weekACCA and Meadowbrook are in the final stage of verifying that members of […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 22, 2013

January 22, 2013

Questions about healthcare reform and the county jailSome counties have asked if the federal healthcare reform law will require counties […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 14, 2013

January 14, 2013

Breakfast with Alabama’s Congressional delegationRegistration is open for the Alabama Congressional Delegates’ Breakfast on March 6 in Washington, D.C. If […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 7, 2013

January 7, 2013

CGEI Finance and Revenue deadline is tomorrow County employees, tomorrow is the last day to register for the CGEI Finance […]

Hot 5 | Week of Dec. 17, 2012

December 17, 2012

Department of Revenue deadline ThursdayAll counties that collect or contract for the collection of local sales taxes must respond to […]

Hot 5 | Week of Dec. 10, 2012

December 10, 2012

Attn: AdministratorsEach county received a bundle of ACCA’s 2013 wall calendars at the Legislative conference last week. If you did […]

Hot 5 | Week of Dec. 3, 2012

December 3, 2012

ONE SPOT lettersEvery county should have received a request for information from the Alabama Department of Revenue regarding ONE SPOT […]

Hot 5 | Week of Nov. 26, 2012

November 26, 2012

Have you signed up for New Commissioner Orientation? There are still about 25 first-time commissioners who are not registered for […]

Hot 5 | Week of Nov. 19, 2012

November 19, 2012

Welcome our new commissioners to Hot 5To the 92 new faces joining the ranks of county commissioners last week, everyone […]

Hot 5 | Week of Nov. 13, 2012

November 13, 2012

ACCA District Meetings for 2013ACCA is going on the road in the last half of January for the district meetings […]

Hot 5 | Week of Nov. 5, 2012

November 5, 2012

ATRIP match funds proposedIn this [download id=”589″], Gov. Robert Bentley has proposed making $1 million in match funds available to […]

Hot 5 | Week of Oct. 29, 2012

October 29, 2012

Moving forward on logging notice ordinancesThe logging notice ordinance has been adopted in ­­12 counties (with effective date where known): […]

Hot 5 | Week of Oct. 22, 2012

October 22, 2012

ACCA backs constitutional amendmentsThe constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot Nov. 6 have been evaluated in relation to ACCA’s policy […]

Hot 5 | Week of Oct. 15, 2012

October 15, 2012

Organizational meetings for counties electing commissioners this yearACCA has received a number of questions from members about organizational meetings for […]

Hot 5 | Week of Oct. 9, 2012

October 9, 2012

Debris removal contracts awardedContracts have been awarded for regional disaster debris removal services through the Joint Bid Program. Here is […]

Hot 5 | Week of Oct. 1, 2012

October 1, 2012

Don’t miss your discountThere are 27 counties in the ACCA Liability Self-Insurance Fund that have not signed up for the […]

Hot 5 | Week of Sept. 24, 2012

September 24, 2012

HB 120 – Just the factsThere’s considerable confusion around the state about recent changes to property tax exemptions for the […]

Hot 5 | Week of Sept. 17, 2012

September 17, 2012

How exempt entities can get tax-free fuelsAct 2011-565 known as the Alabama Terminal Excise Tax Act, changes the way gasoline […]

Hot 5 | Week of Sept. 10, 2012

September 10, 2012

Election timeThe statewide special election on the proposed constitutional amendment allowing the withdrawal of $437 million from the Alabama Trust […]

Hot 5 | Week of Sept. 4, 2012

September 4, 2012

ATRIP Round 2 application form available Transportation Director John Cooper has released a new application form for Round 2 of the […]

Hot 5 | Week of Aug. 27, 2012

August 27, 2012

Bid opening still on for FridayDespite Tropical Storm Isaac churning in the Gulf, ACCA plans to hold the bid opening […]

Hot 5 | Week of Aug. 20, 2012

August 20, 2012

Public hearings on solid wasteAs part of legislation that put a temporary moratorium on new landfills in the state, there […]

Hot 5 | Week of Aug. 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

Golf Bash fundraiser coming up Mark your calendars for the 21st Annual Golf Bash at Timberline Golf Club in Calera […]

Hot 5 | Week of Aug. 6, 2012

August 6, 2012

Rate hike not recommendedAlthough the rates will not be set until the official meeting of the board of control on […]

Hot 5 | Week of July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012

The governor will be there. Will you?Gov. Robert Bentley’s office confirmed Friday that he will speak to the opening general […]

Hot 5 | Week of July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012

Developing ACCA’s legislative plansIncoming ACCA President Ricky Harcrow is preparing to appoint members to the Association’s Steering Committees, which will […]

Hot 5 | Week of July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012

ACCA shirtsHave you seen the new ACCA shirts? They feature the new logo and are available in a variety of […]

Hot 5 | Week of July 9, 2012

July 9, 2012

Debris removal vendors?Please remember to send in your recommendations for potential disaster debris removal vendors by Friday. Questions? Contact John […]

Hot 5 | Week of July 2, 2012

July 2, 2012

Overflow rooms for the ACCA Convention ACCA’s block of reserved rooms at the Perdido Beach Resort is full. Overflow accommodations […]

Hot 5 | Week of June 25, 2012

June 25, 2012

AAND One-Day Workshop Registration for the AAND One-Day Workshop goes up from $25 to $30 on Friday. Last week to […]

Hot 5 | Week of June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012

Safety tips for members of the insurance fundsThe ACCA Self-Insurance Funds are providing a [download id=”367″]with tips on avoiding falls, […]

Hot 5 | Week of June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012

Congrats to top administrator, engineer[download id=”354″] and [download id=”355″] were named administrator and engineer of the year at the annual conferences of […]

Hot 5 | Week of June 4, 2012

June 4, 2012

Budget process starts soon Under Alabama law, there is a [download id=”348″] for counties to follow. The process begins no later […]

Hot 5 | Week of May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012

New sales tax holidayMary Pons has prepared a [download id=”181″] that counties can use if they want to participate in Alabama’s […]

Hot 5 | Week of May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

Dear Governor Bentley On Friday the ACCA staff asked commission chairs and administrators to send letters to Gov. Robert Bentley […]

Hot 5 | May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012

Legislative session’s end There’s just one working day left in the 2012 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature, and it […]

Hot 5 | Week of May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012

Have you scheduled your health screening?Medical personnel from the Local Government Health Insurance Program are conducting wellness screenings for ACCA […]

Hot 5 | Week of April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012

Was the check bigger?Earlier this month counties received a distribution from the Alabama Trust Fund that may have been a […]

Hot 5 | Week of April 16, 2012

April 16, 2012

What’s up? Registration for this year’s County Day @ the Legislature is well behind schedule. With the myriad of challenges facing […]

Hot 5 | Week of April 9, 2012

April 9, 2012

Manners matterThe Alabama Department of Commerce (aka Alabama Development Office) and Alabama State University are co-hosting a free half-day class […]

Hot 5 | Week of April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012

New license needed by counties With the point of taxation for motor fuels shifting from the distributor to the terminal […]

Hot 5 | Week of March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012

Saving paper on weekly legislative reportsStarting this week, ACCA will no longer automatically fax copies of the weekly legislative report. […]

Hot 5 | Week of March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

Work pays offMany thanks to the Alabama officials and employees who made the trip to Washington D.C. and joined the […]

Hot 5 | Week of March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

One-time moneyAlabama counties will receive about $38 million from a special distribution from the Alabama Trust Fund in April of […]

Hot 5 | Week of March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

Last Call for Disaster Relief 101 Class Wednesday is the deadline to register for the CGEI Disaster Relief 101 Class […]

Hot 5 | Week of Feb. 27, 2012

February 27, 2012

ATRIP bond issue ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield is meeting with Alabama Department of Transportation John Cooper this afternoon to […]

Hot 5 | Week of Feb. 13, 2012

February 13, 2012

Federal funding for bridgesThe U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote later this week on a new highway funding […]

Hot 5 | Week of Feb. 6, 2012

February 6, 2012

County jail resources comingThe ACCA Self-Insurance Liability Fund will provide members with sample policies and procedures for the county jail […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 30, 2012

January 30, 2012

Plenty of ideasThere are at least four different proposals being advanced to generate revenue for road and bridge projects during […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 23, 2012

January 23, 2012

Bronner to give RSA updateDavid Bronner, head of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, has joined the agenda for the County […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 17, 2012

January 17, 2012

New website is live Be sure to check out the ACCA website, www.alabamacounties.org. It has been completely redesigned in an […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 9

January 9, 2012

Constitutional considerations ACCA staff members are preparing a recommendation for the Constitutional Revision Commission about the processes for local laws […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 3, 2012

January 3, 2012

District meeting update So far 175 people have registered for the 2012 District Meetings, which kick off in Troy next […]

Hot 5 | Week of Dec. 27, 2011

December 27, 2011

Last chance for 2011 prices The current prices in the ACCA Joint Bid Program expire at year’s end, with new […]

Hot 5 | Week of Dec. 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

Another county goes online Pike is the latest county to go online through ACCA’s County Website Initiative, so be sure […]

Hot 5 | Dec. 12, 2011

December 12, 2011

No hams or turkeys Under Alabama’s new ethics law, public officials and public employees may not accept seasonal gifts. The […]