SIDP Checklist | ACCA Hot 5

  • Published: September 21, 2015

    1. How To Apply for SIDP

    With the 2014-15 Safety Incentive Discount Program Year coming to an end, ACCA has prepared a user-friendly SIDP Checklist to help you apply for your county’s discount. If you have questions about SIDP – including policies already on file for your county and training requirements – contact Marcia Collier at ACCA (334-263-7594 or


    2. Time is Running Out for Your County to be Represented 

    As mentioned in an August 31 email, the National Council of County Association Executives (NCCAE) will be holding their annual conference at our own Marriott Grand in Point Clear in October. This group is made up of Executive Directors from the county commission associations located in all 50 states.  We are providing goodie bags to each attendee with various items that are reflective of your county in some way.  The items could be notepads, lapel pins, pencils, coasters and paperweights with your county logo, small bags of peanuts, small bales of cotton, etc…  Check with your local chambers to see if they can help. We need 100 of your items shipped to Marcia Collier at the ACCA Office, 100 N. Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104 ASAP. We need to complete this project by September 30, so please don’t delay in getting your items to us.  If you have any questions in this regard, please contact Ms. Collier at or 334-263-7594.


    3. Election Resources

    County commission candidates will be on ballots all over the state in less than six months, since Alabama’s presidential primary and statewide primary elections are both set for March 1, 2016. Secretary of State John Merrill has provided two publications to help guide candidates and voters through the process.


    4. ATRIP PR Campaign Materials Due Friday, October 2

    Thank you to the counties that have completed their ATRIP templates, and the dozens more that have contacted the Association staff with questions. This is a friendly reminder that all counties are urged to complete their campaign templates and return them to Terri Reynolds no later than Friday, October 2. Take a moment to review all of the ATRIP PR prep materials to get started, and contact Terri Reynolds at if you need additional information.


    5. 2015 Prices Still Available Through County Joint Bid Program

    Everything is progressing smoothly for the 2016 items in the County Joint Bid Program. The bid opening is Oct. 2, and you can review the invitations to bid online if you are interested in seeing what road signs, heavy equipment and herbicides could be available next year. In the meantime, the 2015 contracts are in effect until Dec. 31, so make sure you take advantage of these prices while they last. Questions? Contact Chase Cobb ( or 334-263-7594).

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