ACCA President's Message

Volume 54, Number 2 - 2010 (by Larry White, ACCA President 2009-2010)
I learned quickly that you hit the ground running right after the convention and you don’t stop.

Volume 54, Number 1 - 2010 (by Larry White, ACCA President 2009-2010)
ACCA Congressional Breakfast an enlightening event.

Volume 53, Number 6 - 2009 (by Larry White, ACCA President 2009-2010)
Do you want better roads?

Volume 53, Number 5 - 2009 (by Larry White, ACCA President 2009-2010)
Traveling across Alabama and learning more about each county commission along the way.

Volume 53, Number 4 - 2009 (by Larry White, ACCA President 2009-2010)
White pledges that the Association will continue to remain a strong voice for local governments during his tenure.


Volume 53, Number 3 - 2009 (by Joe Faulk, ACCA President 2008-2009)
A fond farewell from President Joe Faulk.

Volume 53, Number 2 - 2009 (by Joe Faulk, ACCA President 2008-2009)
There's much more to the role of ACCA President than what happens during the Legislative Session.

Volume 53, Number 1 - 2009 (by Joe Faulk, ACCA President 2008-2009)
Springtime in Alabama brings more than May showers.

Volume 52, Number 6 - 2008 (by Joe Faulk, ACCA President 2008-2009)
Now is not the time to run and hide.

Volume 52, Number 5 - 2008 (by Joe Faulk, ACCA President 2008-2009)
For more than 36 years, Buddy Sharpless has helped change the face of county government.

Volume 52, Number 4 - 2008 (by Joe Faulk, ACCA President 2008-2009)
The 2009 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature is just around the corner.

Volume 52, Number 3 - 2008 (by Joe Faulk, ACCA President 2008-2009)
Faulk pledges to continue steering ACCA along a successful course.


Volume 52, Number 2 - 2008 (by Jerold Dean, ACCA President 2007-2008)
With the next election comes a changing of the guard.

Volume 52, Number 1 - 2008 (by Jerold Dean, ACCA President 2007-2008)
Comparing Alabama's counties...then and now.

Volume 51, Number 6 - 2007 (by Jerold Dean, ACCA President 2007-2008)
Support your county's Emergency Management Office.

Volume 51, Number 5 - 2007 (by Jerold Dean, ACCA President 2007-2008)
Do You Support ACCA's Educational Programs?

Volume 51, Number 4 - 2007 (by Jerold Dean, ACCA President 2007-2008)
Are YOU Ready for the Legislative Session?

Volume 51, Number 3 - 2007 (by Jerold Dean, ACCA President 2007-2008)
ACCA's new president issues a call to action for members...GET INVOLVED!


Volume 51, Number 2 - 2007 (by Rhondel Rhone, ACCA President 2006-2007)
Despite "The Veto," ACCA had a pretty good Legislative Session.

Volume 51, Number 1 - 2007 (by Rhondel Rhone, ACCA President 2006-2007)
State's latest corporate coup will forever change the economic landscape of Alabama.

Volume 50, Number 5 - 2006 (by Rhondel Rhone, ACCA President 2006-2007)
Are You Ready for Another Legislative Session?

Volume 50, Number 4 - 2006 (by Rhondel Rhone, ACCA President 2006-2007)
Let's Use Our Time Wisely Leading Up To The Legislative Session

Convention Issue 2006 (by Rhondel Rhone, ACCA President 2006-2007)
Rhone tasks members with safety of Alabama's roads


Pre-Convention Issue 2006 (by Stanley Batemon, ACCA President 2005-2006)
Voters speak LOUDLY in historic vote in Alabama

Spring Issue 2006 (by Stanley Batemon, ACCA President 2005-2006)
Changes will make election cycle memorable

Legislative Preview Issue 2005 (by Stanley Batemon, ACCA President 2005-2006)
ACCA moving forward after Self-Governance

Fall Issue 2005 (by Stanley Batemon, ACCA President 2005-2006)
Real success of ACCA is in "relationships" built

Convention Issue 2005 (by Stanley Batemon, ACCA President 2005-2006)
Batemon urges members to seize "opportunities"


Pre-Convention Issue 2005 (by Bruce Hamrick, ACCA President 2004-2005)
Counties answer call for help during hurricanes

Legislative Wrap-Up Issue 2005 (by Bruce Hamrick, ACCA President 2004-2005)
Last day of session proves big for counties

Spring Issue 2005 (by Bruce Hamrick, ACCA President 2004-2005)
Progress has been made, but journey far from over

Legislative Conference Issue 2004 (by Bruce Hamrick, ACCA President 2004-2005)
"Home Rule" Legislation has others talking for us

Legislative Preview Issue 2004 (by Bruce Hamrick, ACCA President 2004-2005)
2005 Legislative Program to Guide Association

Fall Issue 2004 (by Bruce Hamrick, ACCA President 2004-2005)
Five Suggestions for New County Commissioners

Convention Issue 2004 (by Bruce Hamrick, ACCA President 2004-2005)
Bruce Hamrick Assumes Role as ACCA President


Pre-Convention Issue 2004 (by Mary Buckelew, ACCA President 2003-2004)
ACCA Stands Against Preemption of Local Taxes

Spring Issue 2004 (by Mary Buckelew, ACCA President 2003-2004)
Don't Balance One Budget at the Expense of Another

Legislative Preview Issue 2003 (by Mary Buckelew, ACCA President 2003-2004)
Association Needs to Examine Vision for Future

September/October 2003 (by Mary Buckelew, ACCA President 2003-2004)
Drive to Montgomery Important for Session

Fall Issue 2003 (by Mary Buckelew, ACCA President 2003-2004)
Alabama Counties Responded, AGAIN!

Convention Issue 2003 (by Mary Buckelew, ACCA President 2003-2004)
Mary Buckelew Assumes Role as ACCA President


Pre-Convention Issue 2003 (by Johnny Flowers, ACCA President 2002-2003)
Survey Results Useful in Determining Future Focus

Spring Issue 2003 (by Johnny Flowers, ACCA President 2002-2003)
"Limited" Home Rule Proposed to Governor

Legislative Preview Issue 2002 (by Johnny Flowers, ACCA President 2002-2003)
Offense and Defense Important for Session

Fall Issue 2002 (by Johnny Flowers, ACCA President 2002-2003)
County Officials Must Step Up During 2003 Session

Convention Issue 2002 (by Johnny Flowers, ACCA President 2002-2003)
Johnny Flowers Assumes Role as ACCA President


Pre-Convention Issue 2002 (by Billy Ray Williams, ACCA President 2001-2002)
ACCA New Districts Take Effect in August

Spring Issue 2002 (by Billy Ray Williams, ACCA President 2001-2002)
ACCA Membership Accepts Challenge from President

January/February 2002 (by Billy Ray Williams, ACCA President 2001-2002)
Training Provides Unique Opportunity for Officials

Legislative Preview 2001 (by Billy Ray Williams, ACCA President 2001-2002)
Counties Oil Lease Money Protected -- For Now

Fall Issue 2001 (by Billy Ray Williams, ACCA President 2001-2002)
District Meetings Highlight Association Activities

Convention Issue 2001 (by Billy Ray Williams, ACCA President 2001-2002)
Williams Assumes Role as ACCA President


May/June 2001(by Mark Culver, ACCA President 2000-2001)
Redistricting the County Commission

March/April 2001 (by Mark Culver, ACCA President 2000-2001)
Commissioners Eager to Tackle "Home Rule"

January/February 2001 (by Mark Culver, ACCA President 2000-2001)
Six Truisms for Alabama's New Commissioners

Legislative Preview 2000 (by Mark Culver, ACCA President 2000-2001)
Past Presidents Remain Vital Resource

Fall 2000 (by Mark Culver, ACCA President 2000-2001)
Hard Work Pays Off--Amendment 1 Passes

Convention Issue 2000 (by Mark Culver, ACCA President 2000-2001)
Culver Assumes Role as ACCA President


Summer 2000 (by 99-2000 President Roger Hayes)
Work Left to be Done on Amendment #1

Legislative Wrapup Issue 2000 (by 99-2000 President Roger Hayes)
New Group Readies for Training

January/February 2000 (by 99-2000 President Roger Hayes)
Omnibus Finally Passes

November/December 1999 (by 99-2000 President Roger Hayes)
Alabama's Congressional Delegation Fighting for Counties

September/October 1999 (by 99-2000 President Roger Hayes)
Hayes Directs Association Toward the Ballot Box, the Finish Line and a Common Mind


July/August 1999 (by 98-99 President Sam Jones)
Counties See Goals Realized, But Many Challenges Still Lie Ahead

May/June 1999 (by 98-99 President Sam Jones)
Alabama Provides Strong Leadership on NACo Board of Directors

March/April 1999 (by 98-99 President Sam Jones)
Omnibus Compensation Bill Could Ease Tension Among Officials

January/February 1999 (by 98-99 Pres. Sam Jones)
ACCA Announces Bond Issue for County Roads and Bridges


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