2019 Fall Training Institute Agenda

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

7:00-7:50 a.m. Registration & Breakfast

7:50-8:00 a.m.  Welcome & Announcements, Lee Frazier, AAMCA President City of Birmingham

8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Fixed Asset Management
Melody Salters, Finance Director, City of Homewood
Robert Burgett, City Clerk, City of Homewood
Economic Development:  Wining the War for Jobs and Growth
Bing Edwards, Fortif Law Partners, LLC

9:05-10:05 a.m. Breakout Sessions

So You're the HR Director, too?  HR 101 for city Clerks
Brian Butler, Public Administration Practice Group Leader Cobbs Allen

Advanced HR:  What is your work Style?
JeNea Jones, Deputy Director, Human Resources City of Birmingham
Jill Madajczyk, Chief Human REsources Officer, city of Birmingham

10:05-10:25 am. Refreshment Break

10:25-11:25 p.m. District Meeting
District 1=Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Marion & Winston
District 2=Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Pickens & Tuscaloosa
District 3=Blount, Shelby & St. Clair
District 4=Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Randolph & Talladega
District 5=Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Crenshaw, Lowndes & Pike
District 6=Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Monroe & Wilcox
District 7=Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry & Houston
District 8=Baldwin, Escambia, Mobile & Washington
District 9=Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore & Montgomery
District 10 =Chambers, Lee, Macon, Russell & Tallapoosa
District 11=Cullman, Lawrence Morgan & Walker
District 12=DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison & Marshall
District 13=Jefferson
District 14=Choctaw, Hale, Marengo, Perry & Sumter

11:25-12:25 p.m. Mexican Lunch Buffet

12:25-1:25 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Record Management 101
Mike Beaudreau, Account Executive MMCi

Advanced Records Management
Bruce Wright, Records Management Analyst, City of Birmingham

1:30-2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

What you Need to Know about Pay Practices
Mary Nye, Assistant Director of Human Resources University of Alabama

Federal CDBG Funds for Municipalities
Dr. Frederick L. Hamilton, Director Jefferson County Office of Community Services and Workforce Development

2:35-2:50 p.m. Refreshment Break

2:50-3:50 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Municipal Boards
Lori Lein, General Counsel Alabama League of Municipalities
Why becoming a Certified Planning Zoning Official is important
Lavonne Gatlin, Senior Program Planner University of North Alabama

3:55- 4:55 p.m. Breakout Sessions

The City of Tuscaloosa Disaster Response and Preparation
Tera Tubbs, Executive Director of Infrastructure and Public Services City of Tuscaloosa

Maximizing the value of the Right of Way
Greg Fender, President Local Government Services

Thursday, August 29, 2019

7:00-7:50 a.m. Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Agendas, Minutes & Resolutions
Gail Busbey, Executive Consultant, City of Cullman

How to deal with Nonprofits in your Community
Shannon Ammons, CEO Alabama Association of Nonprofits

9:05-11:05 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Small Budgets
Mary Jackson, City Clerk City of Monroeville

Overview of Budgeting Concepts
Melinda James Lopez, Chief Financial & Information Officer City of Hoover

11:05-11:20 am. Refreshment Break

11:20-12:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Dos & Don’t of Public Funds
Tenee Frazier, Assistant General Counsel Alabama League of Municipalities
What is Diversity and What Does it Have to Do with Unlawful Discrimination?
Eddie Mary Daniel Abdulhaqq, Outreach & Education Coordinator, EEOC 

12:20-1:20 p.m. Baked Potato Bar

1:20-3:20 p.m. Generational Diversity
Sharon Lovoy, President Lovoy’s Team Works, Inc.

3:20-3:35 p.m. Refreshment Break

3:35-5:05 p.m. Clerk Panel
Mark Frey, City of Alabaster, Moderator
Mary Jackson, City of Monroeville
Lee Frazier, City of Birmingham
Shane Smith, City of Heflin

6:30-8:30 p.m. Networking Dinner at Dreamland BBQ, 101 Bridge Avenue, Northport
Lee Frazier, AAMCA President City of Birmingham

Friday, August 30th

7:00-7:30 a.m. Breakfast

7:30-8:00 a.m. Business Meeting
Lee Frazier, AAMCA President City of Birmingham

8:00-9:00 a.m. Ethics
Tom Albritton, Director, Alabama Ethics Commission

9:00-10:00 a.m. League Update
Ken Smith, Executive Director Alabama League of Municipalities

10:00 –10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break

10:15-11:15 a.m. Gas Tax
Ken Smith, Executive Director Alabama League of Municipalities

11:20-12:20 p.m. Home is Where the Heart is
Ben Goldman, Attorney Hand Arendall

12:20-12:30 p.m. Graduation & Turn in Ideas to Action Forms