Monday Memo | November 15

  • Published: November 15, 2021
  • FROM 2 NORTH JACKSON STREET

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    We concluded the district meetings last week with a trip “home” to Tuscaloosa. I sat across from a 37-year county employee who has been a faithful, honest and dedicated public servant. The citizens have been blessed by his commitment. Clearly, public service has not gone completely out of style.


    ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

    Counties urged to adjust email security for correspondence from staff@alabamacounties.org

    Attention, All Members of the County Family! If you have recently encountered issues receiving important ACCA correspondence, know that the Association staff is making adjustments to alleviate this issue. Starting on December 1, all mass membership emails (such as the Monday Memo, Thursday News and Goat Hill communications) will come from a single email address — staff@alabamacounties.org. Leading up to December 1, we encourage you to share this change with the individual(s) responsible for your email security so that your county may prepare accordingly. Please know that this change will apply only to mass emails and will in no way affect traditional one-on-one emails with the Association staff.

    For questions, assistance or guidance on a particular issue, please continue to send correspondence to the email address of the appropriate Association staff member. Contact information for every member of the ACCA staff can be found here.

    Virtual Statewide Broadband Workshop set for Friday

    The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and CTC Technology & Energy will be hosting a Virtual Statewide Broadband Workshop via webinar on Friday, November 19, at 9:30 a.m. ADECA and CTC Technology & Energy have recently partnered to host a series of webinars that address various information and technical assistance needs of leaders in Alabama’s broadband future.

    The upcoming webinar is designed specifically for local government leaders. ADECA has partnered with CTC Technology & Energy to provide planning, mapping and technical assistance services associated with broadband in the state. We encourage members of the County Family to join the webinar for information on state and federal funding, public/private partnerships, best practices and other strategies dedicated to bringing broadband to communities in Alabama.

    Members of the County Family can register for the webinar by clicking here.

    November ACAA, ACEA webinars this week

    Administrators and engineers will participate in their monthly webinars this week. Administrators will meet a half-hour later than usual at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 17, to discuss current federal and state vaccine laws before discussing the newly approved 2021 state redistricting maps and their impact on local-level operations. Engineers will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, to hear information on CDL training requirements and the Rebuild Alabama legislative project before discussing the ATRIP-II application deadline.

    We encourage both administrators and engineers to register for their upcoming webinars. Administrators can register here. Engineers can register here.

    Third Finance Manual Revision workshop added for this week

    Following large turnouts and high demand, ACCA and the Department of Examiners have scheduled a third County Finance Manual Revision training for this Friday, November 19, at ACCA Headquarters. The training will begin at 10:30 a.m. and conclude by 2:30 p.m. The session is open to 35 individuals and allows for multiple individuals from each county to attend.

    We strongly encourage interested administrators and their staff to register as soon as possible by clicking here.

    Secretary of State sends approved redistricting maps to counties

    On Tuesday, November 9, the Secretary of State’s office sent each county a copy of the approved State Redistricting Maps from the 2021 second special legislative session. Each county was sent a copy of the approved U.S. Congressional, Alabama Senate, Alabama House and Alabama State Board of Education maps.

    You may view the approved maps here.

    CRS Jail training to take place Wednesday, Thursday

    Jail administrators and supervisors will gather at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel from Wednesday, November 17, through Thursday, November 18, for the second leg of a two-part class dedicated to reducing liability. The class will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.


    KEY DATES

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

    Wednesday, November 17 – Thursday, November 18
    CRS Jail Training – Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel 

    Wednesday, November 17, 11 a.m.
    ACAA Webinar

    Thursday, November 18, 2 p.m.
    ACEA Webinar