Monday Memo | November 7

  • Published: November 7, 2022
  • FROM 2 NORTH JACKSON STREET

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    This morning seems like a great time to thank everyone who has worked to prepare our state for tomorrow’s election. Those outside county government do not understand the elbow grease and coordination that’s necessary to make the election run effectively! Thanks very much, and break a leg!


    ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

    VOTE “YES” tomorrow on Amendments 2 & 7

    Attention, County Family members! Election Day is tomorrow, and all county officials and employees are reminded to VOTE “YES” for Amendments 2 and 7 on the ballot. These proposed amendments to the State Constitution were legislative priorities for Alabama counties during the 2022 Legislative Session and now need a favorable vote of the general public to take effect. 

    Amendment 2 will aid in expanding internet access across all 67 counties, while Amendment 7 will clarify the authority of local governments to promote economic and industrial development. County Family members can access shareable talking points and fliers for both amendments on the ACCA website.

    Latest 2 North Jackson Podcast episode now available 

    Have you had the opportunity to listen to the October episode of ACCA’s monthly 2 North Jackson Podcast? This month’s episode features discussions led by the Association’s Executive Director, Sonny Brasfield, with guest experts on welcoming new Commissioners to the County Family, preparing your county for on-site risk management assessments, and the dos and don’ts of passing local legislation.

    County Family members can always access current and previous episodes of the 2 North Jackson Podcast through the ACCA website and their favorite streaming app. Contact ACCA’s Director of Communication and Engagement, Abby Fitzpatrick, for podcast questions or assistance.

    Nov. 9 is deadline to book overflow hotel room for ACCA Legislative Conference

    Renaissance Hotel rooms are sold out for this year’s December 7-8 ACCA Legislative Conference, but County Family members in need of overnight accommodations can still reserve a discounted room through this Wednesday, November 9, at the nearby Springhill Suites.

    Each year, the ACCA Legislative Conference provides time for the membership to hear from policy leaders across the state, discuss anticipated legislative issues in the year ahead and address important business together. County Family members are encouraged to register today for the Legislative Conference if they have yet to do so. And, as always, please contact ACCA’s Events and Education Team with any questions.

    No registration necessary for Nov. 10 Engineers webinar

    All County Engineers and their staff are officially signed up for the ACEA webinar this Thursday, November 10, at 2 p.m. This means no pre-registration is necessary for those who wish to participate. Discussion topics on Thursday will include CDL license training, the federal Bridge Improvement Program, ATRIP-II applications and a potential new online marketplace for county equipment.

    If you are a county engineering staff member and have yet to receive a confirmation email for the November 10 webinar, please contact ACCA’s Policy and Member Services Assistant, Lisa Fiore.

    ACCA offices closed Friday for Veterans Day

    The ACCA offices will be closed Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. The Association offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 14.


    KEY DATES KEY DATES KEY

    Tuesday, November 8
    General Election | Vote YES on Amendments 2 & 7

    Thursday, November 10, 2 p.m.
     
    ACEA Monthly Webinar 

    Friday, November 11
    ACCA Offices Closed