Monday Memo | November 13

  • Published: November 13, 2023

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    Last week I had a great visit in Carrollton with the Pickens County Commission and staff. I never fail to be impressed by the level of leadership and commitment inside Alabama’s county commission offices. This dedication to service is why our communities looks to their commissions for solutions and answers.


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

    Save the date: 2024 CGEI class schedule

    The following classes will be offered in the coming year. Please mark your calendars and watch your email for registration links. All classes will take place at the Prattville Marriott Conference Center. Class descriptions can be found here

    • March 13-14: County Engineer Disaster Preparedness & Recovery 
    • April 10-11: Legal Primer – County Roads    
    • April 10-11: CROAA: Update Class  
    • April 24-25: Finance and Revenue
    • May 29-30: Ethics of County Officials and Employees  
    • July 17-18: County Attorney and Administrator Legislative Update
    • Sept. 11-12: Personnel Administration  
    • Oct. 16-17: Communications and Media Relations

    ACCA Board of Directors holds final meeting before Legislative Conference

    The ACCA Board of Directors met on Nov. 8 in Montgomery to receive updates about ACCA programs, an overview of the upcoming Legislative Conference, and to approve changes to the County Platform that were recommended by the Legislative Committee, which met last month. The County Platform will be presented to the full ACCA membership for a vote at the Legislative Conference on Nov. 29-30. Program Director Kelley Gillikin shared an update on the Investing in Alabama Counties program, now 43 counties strong, as the Dec. 31, 2024, deadline for ARPA fund obligation approaches. Ernie Baggett, Director of External Programs, provided information on the planning contract for the counties involved in the disaster relief block grant.


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

    New survey ranks Alabama’s roads 


    Wednesday, Nov. 15
    ACAA Webinar