Monday Memo | August 22

  • Published: August 22, 2022

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    It’s hard to believe, but we will welcome a new group of county commissioners into office in just 87 days — on November 16, 2022. The Association staff will soon turn its attention to the details of the first of five training sessions for the new leaders, with the first taking place December 6-7. At the local level, it’s time to prepare your own orientation process for those who will join us and become part of our ONE Voice for County Government in Alabama.


    This week’s need-to-know information from ACCA

    ACCA website is home to all 94th Convention information, materials

    The week of the ACCA 94th Convention has officially arrived, and the Association staff is thrilled to finally gather with members of the County Family for the first “full-scale” Convention since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Whether in Orange Beach or your home county, you can stay “in the know” on all of this week’s educational sessions and activities by turning to the ACCA website. Are you searching for this year’s official program and daily schedules? What about speaker presentations and business session materials? You can find all of these items and more right here.

    ACCA Insurance Funds to announce rates tomorrow

    Attention, Participants in the ACCA Self-Funded Insurance Programs! Insurance rates for the coming year, as well as dividends/refunds, will be announced tomorrow at the ACCA Workers’ Compensation and Liability Self-Insurance Funds Membership Meeting — scheduled for 2:15 p.m. at the Perdido Beach Resort. At least one person from your county is encouraged to be present for the meeting to pick up your county’s 2023 Premium-Contribution and Refund Summary. For questions, contact Henry van Arcken, ACCA Director of Insurance Services.

    Alabama Counties encouraged to participate in NACo veterans initiative this November

    This November, Alabama counties have an opportunity to show their continued support for America’s veterans by participating in “Operation Green Light,” a joint partnership hosted by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers. County offices are encouraged to¬†light their buildings green from November 7 to 13 to show support for veterans.

    Counties can get started today by accessing NACo’s county toolkit for the initiative¬†here, which includes a sample resolution, press releases, social media resources and much more.