Counties approve, welcome new Association leaders

  • Published: August 26, 2019
  • This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know

    1. Counties approve, welcome new Association leaders

    Alabama Counties have embarked on a new year, and we’re honored to announce that Probate Judge and Chairman David Money of Henry County is now at the helm. Judge Money was unanimously approved to serve as the 2019-2020 ACCA President at the 91st Convention. Joining President Money in leading the Association over the next year is President-Elect and Morgan County Commissioner Randy Vest; Vice President and Blount County Commissioner Dean Calvert; and Minority Director and Sumter County Commissioner Marcus Campbell. Also stepping into a new role this year is Immediate Past President and Choctaw County Commissioner Tony Cherry, who will now serve as Chair of the ACCA Legislative Committee. Congratulations to each of our new Association leaders, and thank you for your continued service and commitment to all 67 counties!

    2. Nine counties receive award checks for superior work safety

    The ACCA Liability Self-Insurance Fund annually recognizes nine participating counties that have made outstanding efforts to improve safety measures and reduce liability exposures. Congratulations to this year’s top nine winning counties:

    1st Place
    Coosa, Pickens and Elmore

    2nd Place
    Henry, Conecuh and St. Clair

    3rd Place
    Choctaw, Randolph and Marshall

    The winning counties were announced at last week’s ACCA 91st Convention. Each first place county was awarded with a check for $1,500 and a plaque, while second and third place counties each received a check for $1,000.

    3. 28th Annual Golf Bash to take place Oct. 2

    Calling all County Golfers! The 28th annual Golf Bash is nearly a month away! Scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, at the Timberline Golf Club in Calera, the Golf Bash annually provides county leaders, vendors and Association staff with an opportunity to gather together for an enjoyable afternoon of networking on the links. So, if you haven’t already, be sure to mark your calendars for this exciting event. For Golf Bash details, contact Marty Stokes, Public Relations Manager.

    4. Aug. 28 is deadline to register for AJTA Corrections Law course

    This Wednesday, August 28, is the deadline for County Corrections Officers and Jail Administrators to register for the upcoming Alabama Jail Training Academy (AJTA) Corrections Law course. The course will take place September 11-12 at the Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center and will feature lessons on the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th amendments; the constitutional “duty to protect;” prisoner access to courts; and much more. Learn more about and register for the course here.

    5. Get involved in National Preparedness Month

    September is National Preparedness Month, a time to remind us to prepare ourselves, our families and our communities for potential disasters and emergencies throughout the year. Each week in September will be dedicated to emphasizing an important preparation task. Counties are encouraged to get involved in National Preparedness Month by utilizing and sharing the information, graphics and interactive media found here.