Monday Memo | June 6

  • Published: June 6, 2022

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    Service comes in many forms. Last week county officials and employees from throughout the state traveled to Montgomery to make management decisions for the Association’s two successful self-funded insurance programs. Many times the “behind-the-scenes” work goes unnoticed and unappreciated. Thanks to all of you who make the Association’s services successful for all counties.


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

    County Leaders travel to Prattville this week for CGEI Legislative & Governmental relations course

    County Leaders will travel to the Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center on Wednesday, June 8 for a two-day class offered by the County Government Education Institute (CGEI) on Legislative & Governmental Relations. The educational class will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and adjourn at 3 p.m. the following day.

    We look forward to welcoming County Leaders from across the state to gain necessary tools and knowledge to understand and engage in the state legislative process. A finalized class agenda is available here.

    “County Best Practices” edition of COUNTY COMMISSION arrives in mailboxes today

    County Family members can learn all about “County Best Practices” in the latest edition of COUNTY COMMISSION Magazine. Important practices such as securing outside funds, building key relationships and maximizing strategic communications to boost public engagement are just a few of the items detailed.

    Printed copies of the “County Best Practices” edition arrived recently in county mailboxes, and county leaders can gain digital access on the ACCA website. County Leaders are encouraged to discuss the contents of the recent issue with fellow community leaders and officials.

    June Engineers webinar scheduled for June 9 at 2 p.m.

    Engineers will resume their monthly webinars this Thursday, June 9, at 2 p.m. This month, Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Local Transportation Bureau Chief, Brad Lindsay P.E., will discuss changes to ALDOT’s local public agency road design policy. 

    Engineers are encouraged to register for their webinar here.

    County Commissions encouraged to continue submitting 2022-2023 Legislative Committee representatives

    Just under two months remain for County Commissions to submit their 2022-2023 ACCA Legislative Committee representative. 

    The work of the 67-member Legislative Committee is essential to the policy success of all Alabama county governments, so each county is encouraged to nominate its most engaged and enthusiastic representative. 

    ACCA bylaws require that each county submit the name of its representative following a majority vote by the commission. In the coming weeks, counties are urged to place this item on their commission meeting agenda for a vote and submit a completed form to ACCA’s Lisa Fiore by August 1.


    A collection of news stories impacting and/or featuring the County Family

    Cullman County Commission assists in providing Memorial to honor the fallen


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

    Wednesday, June 8 – Thursday, June 9
    CGEI Legislative and Governmental Relations | Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center