ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY ENGINEERS OF ALABAMA
 
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

First: The name of the Association shall be the Association of County Engineers of Alabama, an affiliate of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA).

Second: The voting membership of the Association shall consist of County Engineers of the Member Counties of the State of Alabama. Other membership in the Association is outlined in these by-laws.

Third: The purpose of the Association is to promote the construction and maintenance of good roads in the Counties of Alabama, to promote the spirit of cooperation between the County Road Departments and the State Department of Transportation, and by the exchange of ideas, to give all Counties in the State the advantages of the Engineering profession.

Fourth: The officers of the Association shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, a Director from each group of Counties comprising each Division of the State of Alabama Department of Transportation, each of the Past Presidents of the Association who are voting members, and a representative of the member-trainees. The Executive Committee of the Association shall consist of all officers, the Immediate Past President, any voting member who is an officer with NACE, and any other member having a unique position as determined by the Executive Committee. Only voting members shall be eligible to hold the positions outlined above, except as provided otherwise.

Fifth: All officers shall be elected by a majority vote at the annual meeting and shall hold office until the next annual meeting or until their successors are elected. The Vice-President shall preside in the absence of the President and shall assume all duties of the President should he or she be unable to complete his or her term of office. The Vice-President shall serve as Chairman of the Annual Conference Planning Committee and as Chairman of the Education Committee. Each year the Vice-President shall convene a meeting of the Education Committee to review the content and financial condition of the Association's educational program and report to the membership during the annual conference.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall prepare and present minutes of all membership and Board of Director's meetings. He or she shall also present an annual financial report to the Association's Board of Directors during the annual conference. The Secretary-Treasurer shall also monitor the conduct of the Division meetings required in Section 9 and report the results of such meetings during the Association's annual conference.

Sixth: All vacancies, except the office of President, occurring between the regular annual meetings shall be filled by appointment by the Executive Committee.

Seventh: A Quorum must be present to transact any business. A majority of members shall constitute a Quorum.

Eighth: The annual membership fee, as determined by a vote of the membership, shall be paid to the Secretary-Treasurer of this organization, and will entitle this member to one vote. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send fees notices to all members prior to October 1st for fees payable by January 1st. Should any fees remain unpaid on January 1st following, the Secretary-Treasurer shall send final notices, and any member who has not paid his fee by April 1st shall be dropped from the official roll. The member may be reinstated on payment of all fees in arrears and with the approval of the Executive Committee.

Ninth: There shall be an annual meeting of this Association, the date and place to be determined by the Association of County Commissions of Alabama. Other meetings may be called by the Executive Committee. There shall also be held in each Division at least one Division meeting prior to the annual meeting for the purpose of proposing resolutions to be acted upon at the annual meeting of the Association and considering other important matters. Any Division Director who fails to conduct the Division meeting shall be ineligible for re-election during the following year.

Tenth: At any annual meeting of this Association, this Constitution may be amended by two-thirds vote of the membership, or at any other meeting provided that ten days notice of each proposed amendment shall have been sent to each member of the Association.

Eleventh: There shall be a Nominating Committee composed of the three most recent Past Presidents serving as County Engineers. The Immediate Past President shall serve as the committee Chairman. The committee shall propose the slate of officers, nominate and award the County Engineer of the Year Award, and carry out other duties as assigned by the President. The President shall also appoint an Annual Conference Planning Committee and an Education Committee to be chaired by the Vice-President.

The three officers and the Past Presidents shall also compose the Association's Legislative Committee, which shall represent the Association before state legislative committees and shall meet to propose legislation for consideration by the ACCA. The immediate past President shall serve as chairman of the Legislative Committee.

The Directors from each Division, the representative of the member-trainees, and the Vice-President shall compose the Education Committee. This committee shall meet annually, upon the call of the Vice President, as provided herein.

Twelfth: There shall be Associate membership in this Association, the Executive Committee shall have authority to accept associate membership from individuals interested in our Association, fees to be determined by a vote of the membership. These fees shall be paid annually, and said associate members shall have neither voice nor vote in the Association. The procedure for collecting fees for associate members shall be the same as provided in Section 8.

Thirteenth: There shall be Member-Trainee membership in this Association, the Executive Committee shall have authority to accept member-trainee membership from individuals certified as Engineers-in-training with the Counties of the State of Alabama, and other individuals classified as assistants to the County Engineer, fees to be one-half of the member dues and paid annually. The procedure for collecting fees for member-trainee members shall be the same as provided in Section 8.

Adopted 09/04/52
Revised 06/12/58
Revised 02/07/75
Revised 07/12/88
Revised 03/08/90
Revised 12/05/90
Revised 08/15/95
Revised 04/22/03

You can also visit the engineers website at www.acea-online.org.

*The Association of County Engineers of Alabama is an affiliate group of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama.


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