County Commission | The Magazine August 2018 - Page 25

FROM THE COVER New Association leadership steps up I n the life of the Association, each year builds up to a single 24-hour span that is Election Day and Inauguration Day rolled into one. In 2018, this eventful day of choosing and transitioning to new leadership falls on Thursday, August 23, and will feature the grand finale of ACCA’s 90th Annual Convention & Celebration. That day’s luncheon will be devoted to saluting Dale County Commissioner Steve McKinnon, who has faithfully served as Association president for the 2017-2018 year, and he will be recognized for his distinguished service to all 67 counties. There will also be a Business Session that afternoon, where the Nominating Committee’s recommended slate of 2018-2019 officers will be considered. It is expected that McKinnon will pass the gavel to President- Elect Tony Cherry of Choctaw County and that Vice President David Money of Henry County will advance into the office of president-elect. The committee will also recommend someone to serve as vice president and another to carry out the duties of minority director. The selection process for the 12 district representatives on the ACCA Board of Directors is also handled during the Business Session. Candidates for these positions must declare their interest no later than August 9 in order to be listed on a district’s official ballot. Districts will caucus to select their board representative, and results will be announced immediately. Each county has one vote, and every county will want to be represented during the caucuses. Just a short time later, convention-goers will don their favorite semi-formal attire for the President ’s Banquet, where Cherry will present his priorities for the coming year, and then dance the night away at the 90th Anniversary Gala. Anyone with questions about election procedures is encouraged to contact Chase Cobb, ACCA Governmental Affairs Manager (334-263-7594 // n Election Central Get all the latest information on ACCA elections at candidates • Interested in serving on the Board of Directors? Find forms, info about responsibilities and a district map. The nomination deadline is August 9. • Access a regularly updated list of candidates for all 12 board seats. COUNTY COMMISSION | 25