Drive AL Wants YOU | Hot 5

  • Published: October 5, 2015

    1. DRIVE Alabama Wants YOUR Examples

    County leaders understand that local infrastructure drives Alabama forward, and the DRIVE Alabama campaign (Developing a Road and Infrastructure Vision for Everyone in Alabama) needs your help collecting real, specific examples that can help others understand. ACCA learned last week that business has picked up significantly in one Winston County town after an ATRIP resurfacing project improved the county road running from town to Smith Lake. Please send your newspaper clippings, statistics and quotes from citizens about infrastructure work that is taking place in your county to Terri Reynolds at


    2. Hotel Info for ACCA Legislative Conference

    “67 Counties, One Voice” will gather in Lee County this year for the ACCA Legislative Conference, set for Dec. 2-3 at The Hotel at Auburn University. Rooms are available now – first come, first served — at the conference rate of $119/night. Make your reservation no later than Nov. 9. Online reservations are an option, or call (800) 228-2876 and ask for the “Legislative Conf / ACCA 15” block.


    3. 2016 Alabama County Platform

    Preparations for the next regular session of the Alabama Legislature will accelerate this week, with elected officials and county staff leaders from all over the state convening in Montgomery for workgroup meetings focused on Revenue & Expenses, Public Safety & County Administration, and Transportation & Public Works. The Alabama County Platform for 2015-2018 will be reviewed & revisions discussed, in addition to reviewing the 2015 Strategic Goals and recommending next steps for 2016. All of this builds toward consideration by the full Association member at the ACCA Legislative Conference in December.


    4. National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October has been designated National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and NACo has scheduled webinars throughout the month to focus on different facets of this critical and complex issue. This week’s session is “Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work” on Wednesday at 1 p.m. central time. More details and registration links are online.


    5. Two New Deputies Training Classes Available Before October 31 Deadline

    Sheriff’s Offices in more than 20 County Fund Members of the ACCA Insurance Programs still need to meet the deputies training requirement of the Safety Incentive Discount Program.  If your county is one of these 20-plus counties, we ask that you please click on the registration flyer below for the location nearest your county and register at least two (2) deputies who did not attend the Below 100 classes last year.

    NEW! Oct. 22, 2015; Montgomery, AL; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Registration Flyer

    NEW! Oct. 22, 2015; Gilbertown, AL (Choctaw County); 8 a.m.-12 p.m. – Registration Flyer

    Any questions regarding these training classes or the SIDP, please contact Marcia Collier at or 334-263-7594.


    Notice: The ACCA office will be closed Oct. 12 for Columbus Day.


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