Monday Memo | September 12

  • Published: September 12, 2022

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    If you were there, I suspect you’ll never forget new ACCA President Jay Thompson’s version of John Lennon’s “Imagine” during the Convention’s closing event. But, now, it’s back to work on challenges like replacing the lost revenue from the declining purchase of pistol permits statewide. Imagine, if you will, how your county will balance the budget if the expenses usually funded with this revenue fall directly on the county commission. Time for us to speak as ONE!


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

    Registration continues for 2022 ACCA Legislative Conference

    Have you registered for the 2022 ACCA Legislative Conference? Registration continues for the annual Conference, which is scheduled for Dec. 7-8 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel. As the County Family continues along the “Road to Achievement,” it is essential that county officials and employees make plans to attend and learn more about the legislative issues facing counties in the 2023 Legislative Session.

    County leaders can click here to register for the Conference and here to book their overnight accommodations for the event.

    Familiarize yourself with ACCA 2022-2023 Legislative Committee members

    September marks the annual start of the Association’s legislative development process, in which the policy goals, stances and advocacy efforts of all 67 counties are established for the coming year. And as is now customary, each county is represented in this process through the 68-member ACCA Legislative Committee.

    County Family members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the 2022-2023 Legislative Committee. Each year, this committee plays a critical role in the advancement and protection of Alabama county government — voicing their county’s legislative needs and concerns, constructing the 2023 County Platform and leading grassroots efforts back home. Your communication with these leaders will ensure that Alabama’s 67 counties continue to speak with ONE Voice.

    ACCA County Family Online Community a valuable resource for 67 counties

    The ACCA County Family online community is the perfect platform for County Family members to access beneficial information and continue building relationships with fellow county leaders.

    The community is private and accessible only to county government officials and employees — featuring numerous benefits that allow county leaders the ability to connect and communicate, access important news and documents and even register for ACCA educational events relevant to their role in county government. 

    If you have not claimed your account on the online community, simply navigate to and click on the “Request Account” button in the top right-hand corner. The ACCA County Family online community is also available for download in the Apple and Google Play app stores.


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

    Wednesday, September 14, 10:30 a.m.
    ACAA Monthly Webinar