Monday Memo | May 22

  • Published: May 22, 2023

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    Friday — just moments after we emailed the Goat Hill Glance video review of the week’s legislative activities — I received a text from one of our most faithful Board members. He explained that he was in a meeting with a legislator mentioned in the video and “gave him the message of thanks you requested.” If you wonder why we are successful — that’s why!


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

    Third ACCA legislative priority becomes law, effective October 1

    ACCA priority bill SB22 became law this past week and is scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2023.

    Act 2023-204 (SB22) will most notably update the educational and salary requirements for Certified Local Emergency Managers, as well as help facilitate better communication and coordination among local and state emergency management offices. Read this new law in its entirety here.

    Are you ready for ACCA’s 2023 Summer Challenge Bingo Competition?

    competition, designed to showcase the many aspects and benefits of regular engagement in ACCA’s online community, will provide County Family members the opportunity to compete for recognition at ACCA’s 95th Convention in August.

    Before the June 1 – July 31 competition, County Family members are encouraged to access the competition’s official bingo card and familiarize themselves with the tasks and linked tutorial videos in each space. For questions about the competition, including those involving online community access, please contact ACCA’s Director of Communications and Engagement, Abby Fitzpatrick.

    County Leaders to gather in Prattville this week for CGEI Ethics class

    Nearly 100 County Leaders will gather in Prattville on Wednesday and Thursday for the County Government Education Institute’s (CGEI) “Ethics of County Officials and Employees” class. The annual course provides members of the County Family with a sound practical understanding of the concept of ethics and a thorough foundation of relevant laws and provisions affecting employees on and off the job.

    ACCA staff remains grateful for the County Family’s commitment to professional education and growth and is excited to report that this year’s attendance of nearly 100 individuals is a 15 percent increase in attendance from the previous year. An agenda for class participants is available here.


    Wednesday, May 24 – Thursday, May 25 
    CGEI: Ethics of County Officials and Employees |
    Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center