Monday Memo | June 20

  • Published: June 20, 2022

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    In tomorrow’s runoff election, Alabamians will decide a party nominee in about a dozen county commission seats. When the dust settles, as many as 44 new Commissioners will be sworn in later this year. The official orientation class for those new individuals is set for December 6 and 7, but the preparation for a smooth transition should begin this week — both at the county level and Association headquarters. 


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

    Ricky Harcrow details county experience, requests your vote amid ongoing ERS Board election

    Less than a month remains in the election to fill the new Active County Employee position on the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Board of Control — and Ricky Harcrow, who serves as the DeKalb County Commission President, needs your vote!

    This past week, ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield sat down with President Harcrow to discuss his 24 years of service in county government and his plans for protecting the retirement benefits of all ERS members, should he be elected to the Board. To listen to the discussion recording, click here. Members of the County Family are reminded to cast their ballots for President Harcrow before the July 15 deadline — and to urge their colleagues to do the same.

    ALGTI “Understanding the Liability of the County Commission” class begins Thursday in Prattville

    Registered Commissioners will travel on Thursday, June 23, for the opening day of the Alabama Local Government Training Institute’s (ALGTI) class at the Marriot Prattville Hotel & Conference Center. 

    Class participants will spend Thursday and Friday discussing potential risks while being equipped with the tools necessary to mitigate risks associated with the threat of litigation. Attendees will also learn proper management policies, training practices and implementation strategies for workplace safety.

    Commissioners who wish to participate may continue to register for the class here. A finalized agenda is also available for attendees here. Please contact Auburn University’s Government & Economic Development Institute with any questions.

    County Family encouraged to tune in to June 30 ADECA broadband webinars

    Attention, All Members of County Government! The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) plans to hold three unique broadband-related webinars on June 30.

    Attendees can expect to hear important information regarding broadband infrastructure, ADECA’s upcoming Technical Assistance Application and updates on federal broadband funding. 

    For more information on how to register, you may click here. Please contact ADECA’s Digital Expansion Division Chief, Maureen Neighbors, with any questions.

    Drive Electric Alabama EV Summit open to County Family this September

    County Family members will have the opportunity to learn more about electric vehicles in Alabama at the Drive Electric Alabama EV Summit from September 21-22 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC). 

    The Summit will feature discussions on electric vehicle initiatives in Alabama and provide crucial information on charging infrastructure. County Family members are encouraged to register for the Summit and attend seminars explicitly focused on available State and federal grants related to EV charging infrastructure. Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend panel discussions and visit vendor booths.

    County Family members may click here for more information.

    ACCA Offices closed today

    The ACCA Offices are closed today, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth. The Association offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, June 21.


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

    Monday, June 20
    ACCA Offices closed for Juneteenth

    Tuesday, June 21
    Primary Runoff Election

    Thursday, June 23 – Friday, June 24
    ALGTI: Understanding the Liability of the County Commission | Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center