Monday Memo | October 4

  • Published: October 4, 2021
  • FROM 2 NORTH JACKSON STREET

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    I realize it’s easy to be overwhelmed with the demands at the local level – after all, our worlds have changed considerably in the past two years. But today and tomorrow, we will continue our annual process of seeking input from the entire County Family ahead of the coming year’s legislative session. We as a family cannot continue to be successful without active and committed membership involvement – and that comes at a price. So, thank you to everyone who is making the extra effort to contribute to our success.


    ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

    October “First Mondays” event taking place at 3 p.m.

    This month’s “First Mondays” virtual event will take place today, October 4, at 3 p.m. The event will feature discussions on legislative progress at the federal level, redistricting at the state level and “best practices” for sharing public records at the local level. To view today’s agenda, click here. And to register for the event, click here.

    Administrators’ Legislative Committee, Minority Issues Steering Committee to discuss 2022 legislation this week

    Meetings of the County Administrators’ Legislative Committee and the ACCA Minority Issues Steering Committee will be held in person at the ACCA headquarters this week to wrap up the Association’s annual issue-specific strategy discussions, which always produce an array of policy considerations for the ACCA Legislative Committee. Together, members of these two groups will take a look at legislative issues and solutions relevant to their role in county government, as well as make recommendations for members’ increased legislative engagement and action in 2022. A recap of the items discussed and recommended by the Association’s five affiliate legislative committees and the Minority Issues Steering Committee will be shared in the days ahead.

    ACCA District Meetings to take place in October, November

    County officials and employees will continue to press “reset” this month with the start of the Association’s 2021 District Meetings. Designed for all county officials and employees to come together to discuss legislative priorities and other important County Family matters, this year’s District “Reset” Meetings will be conducted in every area of the state between Oct. 18 and Nov. 10. Are you registered to attend the “Reset” Meeting most convenient to you? Click here to register today.

    Overview document on county commission redistricting now available

    With data from the 2020 Census now available, is your county commission considering redrawing its district lines? The Association staff has put together a comprehensive document to address any questions your county may have in regard to redistricting authority, advertising, filing, preclearance and assistance. Click here for further details on redistricting the county commission.

    Corrections Officers Jail Registration deadline this week

    The next CRS Jail Training classes for corrections officers are scheduled for October 20-21 in Prattville. The classes will cover a variety of important topics and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the following day. Because this is an SIDP-required training we encourage you to send two corrections officers. Registrants must attend for the duration of the two-day course in order to receive their credit-hours certificate. The deadline to register is October 8. You can register for this event by clicking here. Please contact Marcia Collier with any additional questions or concerns.


    KEY DATES

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

    Monday, October 4, 10 a.m.
    ACAA Legislative Committee Meeting

    Monday, October 4, 3 p.m.
    ACCA “First Mondays” Webinar

    Tuesday, October 5, 10 a.m.
    ACCA Minority Issues Steering Committee Legislative Meeting