ACCA now accepting applications for PLAN 2020 | Hot 5

  • Published: September 24, 2018
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    1. ACCA now accepting applications for PLAN 2020

    Calling all Second-Term Commission Members! The Association is now accepting applications for the 2020 graduating class of our unique and exclusive Passion, Leadership, Accountability and Networking (PLAN) program. PLAN is an 18-month program for second-term Commission Members that builds purposeful county leaders by teaching participants how to recognize and better utilize their skills and passions — and those of others — to improve their governments and communities. The PLAN 2020 program will run from January 2019 through August 2020 and feature a series of strategic projects, seminars and social outings. To learn more and/or apply by the Nov. 16 deadline, click here. For questions, contact Abby Fitzpatrick, Director of Communication and Engagement.


    2. County safety incentive applications, documentation due this Friday

    Attention, County Participants in the ACCA Self-Funded Insurance Pools’ Safety Incentive Discount Program (SIDP)! Applications and documentation for the 2017-2018 safety incentive program are due this Friday, Sept. 28. The SIDP application can be accessed by visiting this page, clicking on the Resources Page link under the Insurance-Related Training & Resources section, and entering the appropriate passwords. For questions or assistance or to submit your SIDP application and documentation, contact Marcia Collier, Coordinator of Insurance Services.


    3. Wednesday is final day to register for CGEI’s Legal Primer – County Roads course 

    Sept. 26 is the deadline to register for the upcoming County Government Education Institute (CGEI) Legal Primer – County Roads course. Designed to educate county engineers on the county’s authority and responsibility over county roads and bridges, the two-day course will take place Oct. 10-11 at the Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center and detail what a county road is, how the county road system should be maintained and what prohibitions exist under current Alabama law. Click here to learn more about and/or register for the course.


    4. Overview of County Revenue class set for Oct. 10-11

    Revenue Officers and License Inspectors, be sure to mark your calendars and register for this year’s final CROAA-specific County Government Education Institute (CGEI) course — Overview of County Revenue. Set for Oct. 10-11 at the Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center, the Overview of County Revenue class will focus on the basics of local tax collection, auditing and enforcement. The deadline to register is this Wednesday, Sept. 26. To view the course agenda and/or register, click here.


    5. Counties encouraged to highlight importance of cyber security in October

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), an initiative of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. The goal of this year’s NCSAM is to shine a spotlight on the critical need to build a strong, cyber-secure workforce to help ensure families, communities, businesses and the county’s infrastructure are better protected. Counties are encouraged to get involved in the nationwide initiative by engaging employees and residents on the importance of cyber security. For ideas on how to get involved, click here.




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    SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
    SIDP 2017-2018 Application & Documentation Deadline