County Commission | The Magazine August 2018 - Page 13

FROM THE COVER 2003 Madam President: Members elected ACCA’s first female president, Jefferson County Commissioner Mary Buckelew. 2012 Gov. Robert Bentley began the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP), designed to invest $1,000,000,000 in local roads and bridges. 2015 Remote sellers: Alabama earned national notice after legislators enact the Simplified Sellers Use Tax remittance program, an ACCA-initiated method to entice online retailers to collect and remit a simplified version of the use tax. 2009 County leadership tapped Sonny Brasfield to be the Association’s executive director. 2012 “67 Counties, One Voice” was adopted as the official motto, boiling down everything the Association is and does to just four words. 2016 The Liability Self-Insurance Fund Inc. entered a new era with the addition of property coverage. COUNTY COMMISSION | 13