Monday Memo | December 16

  • Published: December 16, 2019

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    Last year this week, the Association staff moved from our longtime home at 100 North Jackson Street to our current offices on the 7th floor of the building just across the parking lot. It has been a most challenging year — one full of changes and remarkable accomplishments. And while it is a little early to close the books on 2019, I want to take the time to express my appreciation to our staff for their unwavering commitment to serving Alabama’s counties. From where we sit today, the future looks amazing, and we are grateful for the chance to speak, together, with One Voice.


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

    Registration officially open for 2020 CGEI courses

    Calling all County Employees and Commissioners! Registration is now open for the complete 2020 County Government Education Institute (CGEI) course schedule. To register for the educational course(s) you need or wish to take in 2020, click on the relevant course(s) below.

    Agenda now set for 2020 NACo Legislative Conference

    The agenda is officially set for the 2020 Legislative Conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo). Set for Feb. 29-March 4 at the Washington Hilton in Washington D.C., the event will bring together nearly 2,000 county officials to participate in critical federal policy discussions and educational sessions, interact with federal officials, and take part in congressional briefings and meetings. Click here to register today.

    ACCA Legislative Conference photos available online, on ACCA67 mobile app

    Photos from the 2019 ACCA Legislative Conference are now available for viewing, downloading and sharing via the Association’s Flickr and Facebook pages and ACCA67 mobile app (under the Photos tab). For questions or assistance related to accessing Conference photos, contact Abby Fitzpatrick, Director of Communication and Engagement.

    Administrators webinar set for this Wednesday

    Attention, Administrators and Administrative Staff! The December webinar of the Association of County Administrators of Alabama (ACAA) will take place this Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 10:30 a.m. To view a draft agenda for the webinar, click here. To sign up to participate in the webinar, click here.

    AJTA instructors to receive training this week; CRS to manage jail training program in 2020

    This week, the Association will hold a two-day training event for the jail officer instructors who will teach the 2020 Alabama Jail Training Academy (AJTA) curriculum, which is based solely on legal jail guidelines. Created in 2015, AJTA has allowed jail officers statewide the opportunity to receive basic training while improving their county’s safety efforts through the ACCA Insurance Funds’ Safety Incentive Discount Program. Due to AJTA’s relationship with the Insurance Funds, the administrative management of the successful program will shift to County Risk Services on Jan. 1, 2020.


    This week’s important ACCA-related events, trainings, deadlines, etc.

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m.

    ACAA Monthly Webinar