44th Annual Alabama County Government Institute

June 26-27, 2014

 

 

OVERVIEW

 

The Institute is hosted by the Center for Governmental Services at Auburn University and will be held at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center on June 26-27, 2014 in Auburn, Alabama. This year's event brings together Alabama county commissioners and other county officials to explore ways for the Alabama county to enhance its revenue environment, position the county for economic development and growth, and effectively build for the future. The Institute begins at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday and will conclude by 12:00 p.m. on Friday.

 

 

Sample AGENDA from 43rd Institute

 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

8:00 am

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30

Welcome
Dr. Don-Terry Veal – Director, Center for Governmental Services at Auburn University
Commissioner Rickey Harcrow – 2012-2013 President of the ACCA, County Commissioner, DeKalb County
Judge Bill English – Lee County Commission Chairman

9:00

National Legislation 2013, and Its Effect on Local Government
Paul Beddoe, NACo Associate Legislative Director of Health

Powepoint

10:15 Break
10:30

Alabama Legislative Action, 2013, and Its Effect on Local Government
Sonny Brasfield - Executive Director, ACCA

11:30

Luncheon: Medicaid Transformation
Dr. Williamson, Director of Alabama Public Health

1:00 pm

USDA Rural Development 101
Ronnie Davis, Alabama State Director, USDA

Powerpoint

1:30

Job Creation: Art or Science?
Gary Faulkner, Director of Business Development, Alabama Department of Commerce

Powerpoint

2:30

Alabama Power Company and the Economic Development Process
Shane Kearney, Sr. Project Manager, Alabama Power Co.

Powerpoint

2:15 Break
3:15

Marketplace Fairness Act
Deborah Lee, Alabama Department of Revenue

4:30

Venterans and Families Initiatives
Toby Warren, Founder, National Leadership Congress
Dr. Joanna Williams-Abram, Heroes at Home Resource Center

Powerpoint

5:30

Institute Reception
Participants, and their guests are cordially invited to the 43rd Annual Institute Reception in the Terrace Room. Expect to enjoy good food and excellent conversation combined with opportunities to network with colleagues.

   

Friday, June 7, 2013

8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30

Sequestration and other Global Economic Issues affecting Local Communities
Dr. James Barth, Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance Auburn University

Powerpoint

9:15

Innovating the Way City’s Do Development:  A Montgomery Case Study
Chad Emerson – Director of City of Montgomery Development

10:00

Break – Picture taking time

10:20

County Government Panel – Innovations for County Growth
Chairman Ricky Luster, Walker County
Commissioner Kenney Tidmore, Etowah County (Powerpoint and Powerpoint)
Commissioner Johnny Andrews, Conecuh County
(Powerpoint)

12:00 noon

Conference Summary
Evaluation and Adjournment

 

 

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

 

Location: Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center (AUHCC), 241 South College Street, Auburn, Alabama.

Hotel Reservations: Individuals will be responsible for their own lodging arrangements. Make your reservations by calling (800) 228-2876 and referencing Local Government Institute.

Institute Reception: All participants and their guests are cordially invited to the 44th Annual Institute Reception on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. You can expect good food, excellent conversation and networking opportunities.

Luncheon: The registration fee includes a continental breakfast both days as well as a luncheon on Thursday, June 26th. If you will be bringing a guest to the luncheon, please be sure to contact the Center for Governmental Services at (334) 844-4782. Additional meal tickets may be purchased for $25.00 each.

Reception: All registrants are invited to the Institute Reception on June 26th at 5:30 p.m. in Ballroom A. Additional tickets for the reception may be purchased for $25.00 each.

 

REGISTRATION

 

The registration fee of $195 includes the institute and associated materials, continental breakfast, group luncheon and reception. Travel, lodging and other meals are the responsibilities of individual participants. Click here to register online with a credit card or PO number.

Cancellation Policy: Provided that space is available, receipt of the registration form constitutes registration. Written cancellations, received fifteen (15) working days prior to the beginning of the program will be honored with a full refund of the registration fee. Due to commitments to instructors and meeting facilities, late cancellations or non-attendance will not be refunded. Substitutions for registered participants may be made at any time.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Center for Governmental Services
Auburn University
2236 Haley Center
Auburn, Alabama 36849-5225

PHONE: (334) 844-4782
FAX: (334) 844-1919

 

 

 

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