Monday Memo | September 7

  • Published: September 7, 2020
  • FROM 2 NORTH JACKSON STREET

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    We have officially completed the first year of Rebuild Alabama implementation. By now, each county has adopted its plan for utilizing the funding from year two; we have just completed a training program on submitting successful ATRIP-II project applications; and soon, we’ll submit the summary of construction contracts to the legislative leadership. As we look toward 2021, Rebuild Alabama provides counties with enormous opportunities, as this is just the beginning!


    ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

    Next COVID-19 general webinar to take place tomorrow at 3 p.m.

    Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Association will conduct this week’s COVID-19 general webinar tomorrow, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. Discussion items will focus on issues related to COVID-19 federal funding, the 2020 “Payroll Tax Holiday,” the Association’s 2020-2021 legislative development process, and this year’s County Commission “organizational meetings.” For those unable to participate in the webinar, please know that a webinar recording and relevant materials will be distributed via email shortly after the webinar’s conclusion. To participate in tomorrow’s webinar, be sure to register here.

    Get to know, communicate with members of ACCA 2020-2021 Legislative Committee

    September marks the annual start to 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 will be equally represented in this process through the 67-member ACCA Legislative Committee. Please make note of, communicate with and show your gratitude to this year’s Legislative Committee members, as they fill a critical role in the advancement and protection of Alabama county government —  voicing their county’s legislative needs and concerns, constructing the 2021 County Platform and leading grassroots efforts back home. Click here to view the list of members constituting ACCA’s 2020-2021 Legislative Committee.

    REMINDER: Be prepared for financial, safety aspects of November General Election

    On Aug. 13, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill distributed an important letter to counties and county election officials regarding the Nov. 3 General Election and related expense reimbursement and safety measures. If you have yet to review and make note of the important details in this letter, click here to access the digital version.

    ADEM to conduct virtual “grant workshops” on Sept. 14-16

    This month, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) will provide free grant workshop webinars featuring discussions on its Alabama Recycle Fund Grant, Scrap Tire Program and Right-of-Way Program. The webinars will be offered on Sept. 14, 15 and 16 at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day– and the content will remain the same for every webinar. Click here to learn more and/or register for the webinar best suited to your schedule.

    ACCA offices closed today

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


    KEY DATES

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

    Monday, September 7

    ACCA offices closed in observance of Labor Day

    Tuesday, September 8, 3 p.m.

    ACCA COVID-19 Webinar

    Wednesday, September 9 – Thursday, September 10

    AJTA: Officer Responsibilities and Offender Supervision

    Wednesday, September 9, 10:30 a.m.

    ACAA Monthly Webinar

    Thursday, September 10, 2 p.m.

    ACEA Monthly Webinar