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  • Published: August 24, 2015

    New ACCA Leadership for 2015-16

    A new year has begun in the life of “67 Counties, One Voice,” and expectations are high that President Ray Long from Morgan County will steer the Association through another strong year. He is joined by President-Elect Bill Stricklend (Marshall County) and Vice President Steve McKinnon (Dale County). Special appreciation is expressed to Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood for her service as president over the past year, and she will continue to help guide the organization in the role of immediate past president.


    Congratulations to the 2015 Honorees!

    One of the best parts of the convention is honoring excellence and educational achievement throughout all 67 counties. The Awards Committee members are to be commended for their efforts. The committee recognized:

    • Chilton County Commission for Excellence in County Government (Rural),
    • Lee County Commission for Excellence in County Government (Urban),
    • ACCA Association Counsel Mary E. Pons for Outstanding Contribution to County Government.

    Here is a full list of convention honorees. Well done!


    Safety Incentive Discount Program Training Reminder

    ACCA-sponsored training sessions have all been scheduled for:

    • Safety Coordinators,
    • Public Officials/Administrative Staff,
    • Correctional Officers,
    • Deputies.

    The dates, times and locations as well as registration forms are posted at under Insurance-related Training & Resources. Remember that in order for a county Fund Member to qualify for the SIDP discount, the county must complete all nine (9) basic requirements and submit all required documentation, including the SIDP Application before October 31, 2015. For questions regarding SIDP Training contact Marcia Collier ( or 334-263-7594).


    Tagging Photos on Facebook

    There are many photos from last week’s convention – and many more smiling faces! ACCA needs your help adding “tags” to the Facebook photos. Please take a look at at tag photos of people you know, especially from your county or affiliate group.


    It has been exciting to see county officials and employees – and even sponsors – spread the word that “Alabama counties work” on social media using the #ALCountiesWork hashtag. The hashtag debuted during the ACCA Convention, but it conveys an important message that is relevant year-round. You are encouraged to keep using the hashtag on official county social media accounts as well as on personal accounts.