Is Your County Prepared for a Disaster? | HOT 5

  • Published: September 11, 2017
  • This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know

    PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Register for the ACCA 2017 Legislative Conference

    PLUS…Key Dates This Week


    1. Is Your County Prepared for a Disaster?

    With hurricane season in full swing, it’s essential you — as a public servant — stay alert, aware and prepared. Every county employee plays a role when disaster strikes. What is your role? How do you respond to a crisis, and how do you assist others?

    Our CGEI Disaster Relief 101 course, scheduled for September 27-28, will provide you with the answers to these critical questions — along with information on federal reimbursement guidelines, volunteer coordination and community assistance when rebuilding from a disaster.

    Click here to register for the course.



    2. Patriot Day in Alabama

    At the request of the President, Governor Ivey has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff today, September 11, 2017, in honor of Patriot Day. In conjunction with the President, Governor Ivey has proclaimed Monday, September 11, 2017 as Patriot Day in the state of Alabama. Click here to read the directive and proclamation from the Governor.

    Flags should remain lowered until sunset on Monday, September 11, 2017.


    3. Debris Removal and Monitoring Contracts


    With Hurricane Irma’s anticipated shift westward off the coast of Florida, the Association would like to make every county aware of the available Debris Removal and Monitoring contracts currently in place under the ACCA Joint Bid Program. These services can be activated by all 67 counties. Information regarding these contracts can be found on the Association’s homepage or by clicking this link.




    4. November CGEI Legislative and Governmental Relations Course

    In preparation for the quickly approaching 2018 Legislative Session, the Association will offer its CGEI Legislative and Governmental Relations course November 1-2. The course is an elective for CGEI participants seeking to learn more about the legislative process and about how to get involved and make a difference in county government. Click here to register for the Legislative and Governmental Relations Course.

    The County Financial Administration Workshop originally scheduled for these November dates has been moved to January 24-25.


    5. Local Government Health Insurance Board Sets 2018 Rates

    The governing body of the Local Government Health Insurance Board met last week to set rates for 2018. The body voted to increase rates across the board (with the exception of Dental) by 1.5%, effective January 1.


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    Hot 5’s Hot Tip

    Register for the ACCA 2017 Legislative Conferencestatehouse

    Registration for the ACCA 2017 Legislative Conference is officially open! January 9 marks the first day of the 2018 Legislative Session, which means the ACCA Legislative Conference is just around the corner. A completed agenda for the Conference — set for December 6-7 in Florence — will be available in the coming days, but in the meantime, it’s imperative that all county leaders clear their calendars for this significant event.

    As we all strive to do daily, we must speak with One Voice during the 2018 session, and this Conference is our opportunity to come together to identify our 2018 legislative goals and to learn about the issues we’ll support and fight together.

    Click here to register for the 2017 Legislative Conference.