2020 AMROA Winter Conference
December 10-11, 2020

The 2020 Winter Conference of the Alabama Municipal Revenue Officers will be held December 10-11 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Preparing for Revenue Generation in the Year of the Comeback”. Topics being addressed at this year’s conference include; report from Commissioner of Revenue, Governmental Tax Analyst Certification Program, RSA changes in employee retirement, report from the Tax Tribunal, Legal and Legislative Updates from ALM, Organizational Values and Building a Resilient Team, revenue trends and emerging trends during COVID, Emergency Preparedness, and other valid and relevant issues.

Be sure to register early and book your hotel reservations!

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Presiding: Timeka Cunningham, President
7:30 - 8:30 A.M. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 A.M. Welcome
Timeka Cunningham, Revenue Official, City of Orange Beach, President AMROA
Dr. LaKami Baker, Interim Executive Director, Government & Economic Development Institute
8:45 A.M. Alabama Department of Revenue Update
Vernon Barnett, Commissioner of Revenue, Alabama Department of Revenue
9:15 A.M. Trends in Revenue and COVID-19 Impact
Baker Allen, Director of Policy and Research, League of Municipalities
10:00 A.M. Break
10:15 A.M. Improving Zoom Presence in the Now Normal
Julia Heflin, Training Program Manager, GEDI Auburn University
11:00 A.M. Tax Tribunal
Judge Jeff Patterson, Partnership Specialist, Atlanta RCC Field Division, US Census Bureau
12:00 P.M. Break for Lunch/AMROA Business Meeting
12:15 P.M. Luncheon
1:30 P.M. Discussion of Act 2019-132: Providing Tier 1 Benefits to Tier 2 Employees
George Frost, Assistant Director, Employees’ Retirement System of Alabama
2:30 P.M. Break
2:45 P.M. Governmental Tax Analyst Program
Cheryl VanTuyl, ALTIST Chair, City of Auburn
3:15 P.M. Break
3:30 P.M. Contingency Plans for Emergency Situations
Brian Hastings, Director, Alabama EMA
4:15 P.M. PANEL of Officers Summary on Emergencies, COVID, revenue trends, etc.
5:00 P.M. Adjourn

Friday, December 11, 2020

8:00 – 8:30 A.M. Continental Breakfast
8:30 A.M. Organizational Values and Building a Resilient Team
Bill Shannon, Director HR Development, Auburn University
10:00 A.M. Break
10:15 A.M. Legal Update and Legislative Preview
Lori Lein, General Counsel, Alabama League of Municipalities
11:30 A.M. - Noon Door Prizes/Evaluations/Adjournment

Valet and self-parking options are available. The valet team is taking extra precautions with the use of steering wheel and gear shift covers in all vehicles. Valet parking is available for $15 per night or guests can self-park in the Auburn University parking deck for $10 per night.


A special overnight booking rate for conference participants is being held at $130 per night.

The DEADLINE for booking hotel reservations is November 9, 2020.

Reservations for the hotel is open.

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Registration Fees
  • Early Bird Rates - Available until November 9th
    • Member Rate: $225
    • Non-member Rate: $250
  • Regular Rates - In effect starting November 10th
    • Member Rate: $250
    • Non-member Rate: $275
  • Extra Meal and Event Tickets for Spouse/Companion
    • Thursday Breakfast Guest Meal: $20
    • Thursday Lunch Guest Meal: $25
    • Friday Breakfast Guest Meal: $20

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Registration/Cancellation Rule:

Provided that space is available, online enrollment constitutes registration. Written or email cancellations, received 15 working days prior to the beginning of the program (on or before November 19th) will be honored with a partial refund of the registration fee, less an assessed administrative fee ($50). Late cancellations or non-attendance are non-refundable, and payment is expected in full. Substitutions can be made at any time.

Last Updated: November 20, 2020