ACCA Annual Convention 2017

  • Published: January 23, 2017
  • ACCA Annual Convention 2017
    August 22, 2017 – August 24, 2017 all-day
    Jennifer Datcher

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    89th ACCA Annual Convention




    It’s time to get off the bench. It’s time to stop watching others score big while you and your county fall further behind. It’s time to make a difference in your community.

    It’s time to Get in the Game at the Association’s 89th Annual Convention on Aug. 22-24.

    You’ll find everything you need during the Association’s yearly gathering of everyone in Alabama government. This year’s General Session will feature Governor Kay Ivey, Attorney General Steve Marshall, and veteran county officials who have become All-Americans in their local communities.

    Educational sessions to give you the information and insight to “tackle” your problems. Advice and experiences from your peers that will help you “hit a home run” back in your community. And the inside scoop on the newest trends and resources to give you the edge on the “competition”.

    Detailed AGENDA

    The Convention kicks off with a day of committee and affiliate meetings and the jam-packed Exhibitors Showcase on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Close out the evening with a reception and then you can turn your focus to two days of education to help you Get in the Game.

    New Leadership and New Ideas

    This year the people of Alabama have welcomed many new leaders to the forefront of state government. These new leaders come with distinct perspectives and fresh ideas, but they’re looking to you to be the continued voice of local government. The Association is honored to welcome Governor Kay Ivey, Attorney General Steve Marshall, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) Director Kenneth Boswell, and the candidates for Alabama’s Senate seat as speakers at this year’s Convention. These leaders will share their vision for Alabama’s future and address ways that federal, state and county governments can work together towards a better Alabama.

    You can’t Get in the Game if you don’t know the players.

    Improving your Swing

    County government begins and ends with you. The Annual Convention will give you the opportunity to learn something new, listen to different perspectives, ask questions, and become a better leader. Voices from the Courthouse is a new session that will feature tenured county leaders offering insight, lessons-learned, and guidance in a roundtable discussion format on the issues that face county leaders.

    Educational Sessions Targeted for Everyone

    Thursday’s events are highlighted by educational sessions that are focused and detailed for every affiliate group and for county commissioners from throughout the state.

    No matter your role in county government, this year’s sessions will be relevant to you. The breakout sessions are the most important piece of this year’s Annual Convention, and the Association staff has chosen unique topics to ensure that county leaders in every position have the opportunity to learn something new. Highlights from the breakout sessions include:

    • How does a county implement Amendment 4 programs such as employee safety programs, community litter control programs, or procedures for disposal of unclaimed property?
    • Where does ATRIP-2 go from here?
    • What are the requirements for the new solid waste permitting process?
    • How are emergency warning siren systems serving our communities and are there alternative approaches to consider?
    • What impact does the new exemption certificate process have on county revenue?
    • What steps must be taken to implement the new “Medicaid for Inmates” law?
    • And many, many more

    Developing the Game Plan

    All county officials and employees will be given the opportunity to provide insight and comment on the Association’s policy direction for the coming year during an interactive and lively afternoon session on Thursday. You won’t want to miss the chance to offer your opinions and to shape how the Association will Get in the Game in the coming months.

    County employees and officials will be honored for their accomplishments and achievements during the past year at the Association’s Awards Ceremony, and then the counties will select their leadership for 2018 during the Business Session.

    Close it Out

    The convention will again conclude with its annual banquet, giving all county officials and employees the chance to hear from President-Elect Steve McKinnon of Dale County and to share a time of relaxation and friendship with your colleagues from throughout the state.

    What’s Your Next Step?


    Overflow Reservations at The Phoenixphonenix

    If the hotel reservations are full or if you wish to stay offsite, the Association has another option for you.

    The Phoenix East Condominiums provide a close and comfortable stay just steps from the convention.

    To make a reservation please call Brett Robinson at 888-633-7101 and use the group code 1135360. Multi-bedroom units are available.


    Convention Golf Tournament

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    Gulf Shores Golf Club
    520 Clubhouse Dr, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

    12:00 p.m.: Lunch

    1:00 p.m.: Shotgun Start

    $10 per player for county officials and employees. This includes lunch, greens fees, cart, cold drinks and prizes!

    Register ONLINE by Friday, August 11, 2017!



    Fishing Expedition

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    Reel Surprise Charter Docks
    (at SanRoc Cay Marina)
    27267 Perdido Beach Boulevard Orange Beach, AL 36561

    1 – 7 p.m.

    Please be at the docks by 12:30 p.m.

    $115 per person. This includes 6 hours of fishing, snacks and drinks!

    Register ONLINE by Friday, July 21, 2017!

    We must have a minimum of 25 people signed up by July 21 or we will have to cancel.





    Awards Program

    Recognizing innovative programs and dedicated leadership

    Forms must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017.

    Excellence in County Government | Rural & Urban

    Outstanding Contribution to County Government

    Tenure in Office



    Use the button below for a complete 2017 Awards Packet

     Electing the Association’s Leadership

    Thinking of running for ACCA Vice President, Minority Director, Board of Directors or Legislative Committee?

    One of the most important elements of the ACCA Annual Convention is the election of commissioners to lead the Association.

    Election/Candidate INFO


    *NOTE: Online group registration is again available! As a reminder, you will be required to enter payment by credit card or PayPal at the time of registration, per vote of the ACCA Board of Directors in 2011.