County personnel attend ACCA conference

Published 3:24 pm Wednesday, September 4, 2019

A delegation from Chilton County attended the annual conference held by the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA) on Aug. 20-22. The ACCA was formed in 1929 with the goal of being an organization dedicated to providing resources for professional development of county leaders and assistance to advance quality government services.

Each county in the state is a member of the association under the moto of “67 counties, one voice.”

Throughout the year, the Association hosts conventions, webinars and educational workshops to keep counties informed of current issues and trends, new legislation agendas, as well as providing assistance in policy and legal matters.

The workshops are designed for commissioners, administrators, engineers and other officials that would take part in the day-to-day operations of a county.

“The conference was a great opportunity to network with other county officials, to collaborate on common issues, share ideas and problem-solve,” Commissioner Steve Langston said.

Some of the many workshop topics discussed included a legislative session for revenue bills, the Rebuild Alabama Act, guidelines for accounting and distribution of the gas tax, and inmate mental health care.