2019 Spring Training Institute Agenda


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Breakfast on your own (complimentary breakfast in restaurant for hotel guests)

8:00 – 8:05 am   Welcome & Announcements
Lee Frazier, AAMCA President - City of Birmingham

8:10 – 9:10 am  Potential Workers Compensation Law Changes and Municipal Intercept Services
Richard Buttenshaw, Operations Manager/President - Municipal Workers Compensation Fund/Municipal Intercept Services

9:20 – 10:20 am   The Competitive Bid Law
Lorelei Lein, General Counsel - Alabama League of Municipalities

10:20 – 10:30 am   Break

10:30 – 11:30 am  Food Truck Permitting: One City's Approach
Natasha Bettis, Traffic Systems Engineer - Department of Transportation, City of Birmingham

11:30 – 12:50 pm   Lunch

12:50 – 1:50 pm   BIG MO (Keep it Moving)
Kimberly Oden Webster, President - Oden Webster & Associates

2:00 – 3:00 pm  Accessible Democracy: Ensuring Access to Elections for All Citizens
Tate Hall, Voting Rights Advocate - Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program

3:00 – 3:15 pm   Break

3:15 – 5:15 pm   Employer Self Service (ESS):  Enrollments and Contributions
George Frost, Assistant Director - Alabama Employees' Retirement System

 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Breakfast on your own (complimentary breakfast in restaurant for hotel guests)

8:00 – 8:05 am   Welcome & Announcements
Lee Frazier, AAMCA President - City of Birmingham

8:10 – 9:10 am   Ethics and the SEI Requirements
Cynthia Raulston,General Counsel,  Sara Frost, Clerk I, and Elizabeth Robison, finance and Administration Chief - Alabama Ethics Commission

9:20 – 10:20 am  Tiny House 411: Tiny Home Industry Overview
Thom Stanton, Co-Founer/President - GoTiny

10:20 – 10:30 am   Break

10:30 – 11:30 am   Municipal Cemeteries
Stuart Oates, Executive Director - Oak Hill Memorial Association

11:30 – 12:50 pm   Lunch

12:50 – 1:50 pm   The Grant Life Cycle
TaShauna Goldsby, Director of Grants and Strategic Partnerships - City of Birmingham

2:00 – 3:00 pm  Capital Improvement Fund and State Shared Fuel Tax Use: The Do's and Don’ts
Rob Johnston, Assistant General Counsel - Alabama League of Municipalities

3:00 – 3:15 pm   Break

3:15 – 5:15 pm   Clerk’s Panel
Lynn Porter – City of Trussville, Moderator
Mary Jackson – City of Monroeville
Anjelea May – City of Pinson
Linda Faust - City of Brundidge

6:00 – 8:00 pm   Roundtable Discussion
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 191 Main St., Hoover, AL Networking Dinner - Dutch treat
Lee Frazier, President - City of Birmingham

Friday, February 8, 2019

Breakfast on your own (complimentary breakfast in restaurant for hotel guests)

8:00 – 8:05 am   Welcome & Announcements
Lee Frazier, AAMCA President - City of Birmingham

8:10 – 10:20 am   Legislative Expectations and Our Roles as Municipal Leaders
Greg Cochran, Deputy Director - Alabama League of Municipalities

10:20 – 10:30 am   Break

10:30 – 11:30 am  Assessing the Impact of FCC Actions Related to Small Cells and Cable Television on Local Governments
Greg Fender, President - Local Government Services

11:30 am   Graduation, Test, and Adjournment