Monday Memo | July 13

  • Published: July 13, 2020

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    Last week, members of our leadership program for second-term Commission Members, PLAN, gathered together for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic turned everything upside down. During our time with one another, we talked a great deal about the many different roles we have each played over the past few months. And by the end of our gathering, members concluded that no matter what part you play, it’s our responsibility — especially in times of crisis — to “act well” the part we are given.


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

    Jam-packed agenda to be discussed during today’s 3 p.m. COVID-19 webinar

    The Association will conduct a COVID-19 webinar today, July 13, at 3 p.m. Discussion items for the webinar will include the latest information impacting tomorrow’s runoff election, U.S. Treasury guidance on COVID-19 funds, SSUT revenue, state inmates backlogged in county jails, local health orders requiring face coverings and 2020 elections for the National Association of Counties. For those unable to participate in the webinar, please know that a webinar recording and relevant materials will be circulated shortly after the webinar’s conclusion. To join us for today’s 3 p.m. webinar, register here.

    Virtual meetings for Administrators to take place this Wednesday

    Attention, County Administrators! This Wednesday, the Association of County Administrators of Alabama (ACAA) will forgo its traditional July webinar to offer a series of virtual group meetings among Administrators. Through these meetings, Administrators will have the opportunity to discuss and learn more about their colleagues’ COVID-19 challenges and responses in regard to government service continuity, personnel and procurement. Three 20-minute virtual meetings are scheduled for July 15, and all Administrators are encouraged to participate in the virtual meeting assigned to their county. Have you already made plans to participate? Please notify Public Relations Manager Marty Stokes via email.

    9-1-1 leaders to gather for series of educational meetings July 15-17

    The 2020 Alabama 9-1-1 Summit will take place this week at the Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center. Scheduled for July 15-17, the Summit will consist of a series of back-to-back meetings and educational sessions facilitated by the Alabama 9-1-1 Board, the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Alabama Chapter, and ACCA’s 9-1-1 affiliate organization — the Alabama Association of 9-1-1 Districts (AAND). Due to the current pandemic, a number of safety guidelines will be in place for the Summit to best ensure the safety of attendees and their colleagues back home. Individuals registered to participate in the 9-1-1 Summit are reminded to stay home if they (1) are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, (2) have recently come in contact with someone positive for the virus or (3) feel uncomfortable following the Association’s safety guidelines. A full registration refund will be provided to registrants who fall under any of the aforementioned categories.
    Note: Online pre-registration is required to participate in this year’s Summit and is now closed. Individuals who did not pre-register for the Summit will not be permitted to register onsite.

    REMINDER: 2020 NACo elections to be conducted virtually

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) will conduct a virtual membership meeting today, July 13, at 3 p.m. CDT and a virtual business meeting on July 20 at 1 p.m. CDT to prepare for and to address this year’s annual business matters — including the election of officers. To take part in these important elections on July 20, counties must (1) register here for the virtual business meeting; (2) designate a county delegate to cast the county’s votes during the meeting; and (3) ensure the county’s voting delegate can and does participate in the live July 20 meeting. If your voting delegate is unable to participate in the July 20 business meeting, an email must be sent before 11 a.m. on July 17 to to inform the national association of your delegate’s inability to participate and your county’s intent to have ACCA cast votes on the county’s behalf. Failure to send this email by the specified deadline will prevent a county’s votes from being included in election totals. Learn more about NACo’s 2020 elections process here.


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

    Monday, July 13, 3 p.m.

    ACCA COVID-19 Webinar
    NACo Membership Town Hall

    Tuesday, July 14

    Alabama Primary Runoff Election Day

    Wednesday, July 15

    ACAA Virtual Discussions

    Wednesday, July 15 – Friday, July 17

    Alabama 9-1-1 Summit