Monday Memo | May 31

  • Published: May 31, 2021

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    During one of our educational classes last week, Cherokee County Probate Judge and Commission Chair Tim Burgess told class participants that county governments are in “the service business.” We don’t sell anything, he explained, so you need a “servant’s heart, and you must put others first.” What great advice this is as we start a new week of “service” to those who depend on county government.


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

    ACCA Board of Directors makes important revisions to IAC program

    The Association’s Board of Directors held an in-person meeting this past week to respond to county requests and make critical revisions to ACCA’s newest member-directed program, Investing in Alabama Counties (IAC). Three notable changes were made to the program, and an overview of these changes are described in this recently released video message from ACCA President Randy Vest. At this time, revised program documents and information are in the works, so county leaders are encouraged to monitor their email inbox for further details in the days ahead.

    ACCA Insurance Boards to meet virtually this week

    This week, the two boards overseeing the ACCA Self-Funded Insurance Programs will conduct virtual meetings to begin the process of determining any member insurance refunds for the past year and setting member premium-contribution rates for the coming year. Board members will also review investment activities and finances of their respective funds; consider changes to coverage documents; and discuss insurance challenges on the horizon.

    Friday is deadline to register for upcoming safety, loss prevention training

    Attention, Participating Counties of the ACCA Self-Insurance Funds! This coming Friday, June 4, is the deadline to register for this year’s final Safety Coordinator and Public Officials/Administrative Staff and Supervisors “Loss Prevention” training courses, which will both take place June 10 at the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative Community Room in Prattville. To register for the class best suited for your role in county government, click on the relevant hyperlinked course title above. And for training questions or assistance, contact Marcia Collier, Member Services and Risk Management Coordinator for County Risk Services.

    June is time to highlight importance of safety

    June is National Safety Month, a time to focus on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. Beginning June 7, County Risk Services (CRS) will email ACCA Self-Insurance Fund members a weekly National Safety Month newsletter, filled with various safety materials, tips, quotes and more. Counties are encouraged to engage employees and residents in the nationwide initiative by conducting safety discussions and trainings, writing and disseminating safety-focused articles and blog posts, and sharing safety tips on social media using the #NSM hashtag. For additional ideas on how to get involved in National Safety Month, contact the CRS Risk Management Team. To learn more about the initiative and efforts nationwide, click here.

    ACCA offices closed today

    The ACCA offices are closed today, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. The Association offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, June 1.


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

    Monday, May 31
    ACCA Offices Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

    Wednesday, June 2
    ACCA WCSIF Board Virtual Meeting

    Thursday, June 3
    ACCA LSIF Board Virtual Meeting