Monday Memo | September 6

  • Published: September 6, 2021

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    A couple of weeks ago, many of you drove across a toll bridge in Baldwin County to participate in the Association’s 93rd Convention. Our keynote speaker from the gathering, Dr. Kevin Elko, sometimes speaks of the “price” that we all must pay for the things that matter. Anything important can be achieved if we pay with our time, energy, passion and commitment. “If you got it for free,” Elko says, “you paid too much for it.” This week, let’s all pay the toll for something that truly matters!


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

    ACCA welcomes 2021-2022 District Representatives to governing board

    Board of Directors Representatives for the Association’s 12 established districts were voted upon and approved at ACCA’s recent 93rd Annual Convention, and over the coming year, county officials and employees can expect to see both new and familiar faces charting the course of the Association. Please join us in thanking the following leaders for their service on the ACCA 2021-2022 Board of Directors:

    • District 1: Joe Hackworth, Lauderdale
    • District 2: Steve Haraway, Madison
    • District 3: Tim Ramsey, Etowah
    • District 4: Allen Armstrong, Blount
    • District 5: Sheila Tyson, Jefferson
    • District 6: Donald Anderson, Hale
    • District 7: Lee Patterson, Calhoun
    • District 8: Sam Bradford, Chambers
    • District 9: Troy Stubbs, Elmore
    • District 10: Leonard Millender, Conecuh
    • District 11: Doug Sinquefield, Houston
    • District 12: Connie Hudson, Mobile

    “First Mondays” scheduled for tomorrow at 3 p.m.

    This month’s “First Mondays” virtual event will take place tomorrow, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m. The event will feature discussions on engaging the public in National Preparedness Month, implementing a statewide homeowner assistance program and “best practices” for local economic growth. To register for tomorrow’s event, click here.

    Webinars for Administrators, Engineers start back this Wednesday, Thursday

    Calling All Administrators and Engineers! With the 93rd Convention now behind us, it’s time to pick back up on our monthly webinars for Administrators and Engineers — and the first round of webinars is set to take place this week. Administrators and their staff are encouraged to register here for their webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 10:30 a.m., while Engineers and their staff are asked to sign up here for their webinar on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m.

    PLAN 2022, ACCA Board to convene this week

    Members of the PLAN 2022 leadership program and the ACCA 2021-2022 Board of Directors will travel to Tallapoosa County this week for separate retreats both aimed at securing a brighter future for county government in Alabama. From Sept. 8-9, the second-term commission members in PLAN 2022 will undergo professional leadership training and discuss how their individual skills and passions can be best applied to enhance communities across the state. From Sept. 9-10, the first meeting of the newly-elected ACCA Board of Directors will be held, and the Board will address the budget for the upcoming fiscal year and discuss the Association’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan.

    ACCA offices closed today

    The ACCA offices are closed today, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day. The Association offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 7.


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

    Monday, September 6
    ACCA Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day

    Tuesday, September 7, 3 p.m.
    ACCA “First Mondays” Webinar

    Wednesday, September 8, 10:30 a.m.
    ACAA Monthly Webinar

    Wednesday, September 8 – Thursday, September 9
    CRS Jail Training: De-escalation

    Thursday, September 9, 2 p.m.
    ACEA Monthly Webinar