Monday Memo | June 15

  • Published: June 15, 2020

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    I’d like to extend a special thank you to those who participated in last week’s County Government Education Institute (CGEI) Finance and Revenue course in Prattville. It was great to interact again — even behind a mask and from six feet apart. I hope this course was the prelude to us one day being able to resume normal operations. Without a doubt, we speak with a more unified voice when we can actually “speak” to one another!


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

    ACCA COVID-19 webinar to take place today at 3 p.m.

    The Association will conduct a COVID-19 webinar today, June 15, at 3 p.m. The webinar will feature updates on the status of the virus, reimbursement funds available to counties, state inmate backlog issues in county jails and a preview of the 2020 Convention. Also discussed will be relevant details of a recent election administration lawsuit. For those unable to participate in the webinar, please know that a webinar recording and relevant materials will be circulated shortly after its conclusion. To join us for today’s 3 p.m. webinar, be sure to register here.

    92nd Convention to feature engaging content, watch party opportunities, giveaways

    Now that the ACCA 92nd Convention will be largely conducted virtually, what can you expect from this year’s August 18-20 event?

    • Tuesday, August 18 | Educational Sessions | Virtual
      Catered educational content for all county government representatives (Commission Members; Administrative, Engineering, Emergency Management, 9-1-1, and Revenue and Licensing Staff; Sheriffs and Law Enforcement Staff) that can be viewed when your Tuesday schedule permits
    • Wednesday, August 19 | General Sessions | Virtual
      Engaging, insightful sessions for everyone in county government that can be viewed together (and over lunch) with your local County Family Members
    • Thursday, August 20 | ONE Voice Session | In Person & Virtual
      “Need-to-know” general content for all of county government; Recognition of the educational and professional accomplishments of County Family Members; Handling of annual Association business matters, including recognition of the incoming and outgoing ACCA Presidents
    • All Week
      Opportunities for participating county officials and employees to win prizes through various contests, including the (1) #ALCountiesAhead Twitter Competition, (2) Educational Session Participation Competition and (3) Best Face Mask Competition

    For more details and a preview of the 2020 Convention, be sure to tune in for or view the recording of today’s 3 p.m. COVID-19 webinar.

    Apply to receive an award for your county’s safety accomplishments

    Is your county a member of the ACCA Liability Self-Insurance Fund Inc. (LSIF)? Has your county been taking notable measures over the past year to increase safety and reduce losses? Do you feel your county has maintained one of the lowest loss ratios among counties similar to yours? If your answer is ‘yes’ to all three questions, submit your county’s application for a 2020 LSIF Safety Award. LSIF county members are divided into three categories based on their annual premium-contributions to the Fund, and three winners from each category — nine counties in total — will be announced in August. Winners will receive local press coverage and a check for $1,000 or more. Access the Safety Awards application here.

    Webinars for Administrators, Engineers scheduled for this week

    The Administrator and Engineer webinars for the month of June will take place this Wednesday (June 17) and Thursday (June 18), respectively. Administrators and associated staff are encouraged to tune in to the Wednesday ACAA webinar at 10:30 a.m. and pre-register here, while Engineers and associated staff are encouraged to join the Thursday ACEA webinar at 2 p.m. and sign up in advance here.


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

    Monday, June 15

    ACCA WCSIF Reserve Deputies’ Census Deadline

    Monday, June 15, 3 p.m.

    COVID-19 Webinar

    Wednesday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.

    ACAA Monthly Webinar

    Thursday, June 18, 2 p.m.

    ACEA Monthly Webinar