Hot 5: NACo Leadership Opportunities

  • Published: February 2, 2015
  • NACo Leadership Opportunities

    Would you like to represent Alabama counties on a NACo policy committee and help shape county government advocacy on important issues? There are openings on two committees: the Public Lands Steering Committee and the Telecommunication and Technology Steering Committee. If you are interested in volunteering, call Marcia Collier at ACCA (334-263-7594) no later than Wednesday. Steering committees will meet at the NACo Legislative Conference that begins Feb. 21 in Washington, D.C.


    Fill up Your Coffee Cup

    The connections between county leaders and legislators are vitally important, and ACCA is excited that the Coffee @ the Courthouse gatherings are kicking off this week in four counties – Butler, Lee, Baldwin and Marengo. Much appreciation is expressed to the almost 20 host counties throughout the state that are making it possible for legislators and local officials to share information in a casual setting.


    7 and Counting

    As of 1/23, at least seven counties have let all their ATRIP road and bridge projects to contract.  This accomplishment is evidence of a combined effort by the county commission, engineering department, ALDOT and others. Special congrats to Chambers, Cherokee, Coffee, Conecuh, Elmore, Escambia and Houston counties!


    Ethics Training for County Employees, Elected Officials & Attorneys

    Wednesday is the last day to register for the CGEI Ethics for Public Officials & Employees class coming up on Feb. 18 and 19.  Commissioners who missed the recent ethics class from the Alabama Local Government Training Institute can substitute this class for credit toward their education program. Attorneys can earn 11.5 hours of CLE credit – including 4.3 hours of ethics – for taking the course, and it is also a required class for certification programs for administrators, engineers, 911 staff and revenue officers.  Register online


    Get Local Legislation Ready

    The next Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature is just a little more than four weeks away, beginning on March 3. If your county is interested in pursuing local bills this year, please be mindful of the advertising requirements so that can be handled as soon as possible.


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