Elected officials earn honors
Several area officials were among those receiving recognition through the Association of County Commissions of Alabama training program.
Morgan County Clerk Rosa Segars has been recognized as a Certified County Revenue Officer. The educational program includes six courses of 20 hours each.
Morgan County Commissioner Kenneth Livingston recently completed the most rigorous training program available to county officials in Alabama, which includes 120 hours of training from the Alabama Local Government Training Institute.
Livingston was also elected to serve as a member of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama's Legislative Committee. Morgan County Commissioner Jeff Clark was also elected to the board of directors of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama, a statewide association representing Alabama's county governments.
Commissioners Livingston and Clark represent ACCA District 4, which includes Blount, Cullman, Lawrence, Morgan and St. Clair Counties.
Commissioner Greg Abercrombie recently completed 50 hours of training from the Alabama Local Government Training Institute on the basic responsibilities of the county commission.
The programs emphasize budgeting, personnel matters, planning, and road and bridge responsibilities.
This unique educational program began in 1994 as a mandatory program for first-time county commissioners by act of the Alabama Legislature. Classes are supervised by the ALGTI board of directors, composed of county officials with ACCA, educators and members of the Alabama Legislature.