Municipal Revenue Officers Fall Training Institute
Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL
October 2-4, 2019

 

Wednesday, October 2nd

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.  Registration & Breakfast

8:15 - 8:30 a.m.  Welcome
Wesley Moore, City of Cullman, AMROA Board Chairman

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  RevAdmin 200 – Municipal and County co-operation and the importance of building relationships with other local governmental entities to combine efforts to address common issues.
Wesley Moore, City of Cullman

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.  Break

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.  Law 200 – Discuss legal resources.  Explanation of legislative process, municipal ordinances and court rulings are cataloged so the revenue official are trained in researching this information. Outline of the attorney general’s office and duties plus how attorney general opinions are developed and what affect they have on revenue collections of taxes and licenses.
Lori Lein, Alabama League of Municipalities

11:45 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch On Your Own

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Enforcement 200 – Issuing citations, municipal offense tickets, summons, warrants, etc. (Criminal Prosecution through the court system)
Easter Dunning, License Investigator, City of Mobile

2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Audit 200 – Explanation of the audit functions and the benefits to municipalities.
Keri Calloway, HdL
Jamie Wagner, City of Alabaster

6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite – Hotel Capstone room 354

 

Thursday, October 3rd

7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast

8:15 – 9:15 a.m.  Commerce 200 – Advanced discussion of the commerce clause in interstate commerce and what different requirements are placed on municipalities because of interstate commerce.
David Avery, Deputy Counsel, Alabama Department of Revenue

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Break

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.  Profiles 200 – The importance of the revenue officer developing intra-departmental relations for the purpose of having complete compliance from businesses within their cities.
Mike Cranmore, City of Tuscaloosa

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch On Your Own

12:45 – 2:15 p.m. Business License 200 – Licensing businesses that are governed in part by State Boards and how those State Boards affect what a municipality does when licensing them within their specific community. (With an emphasis on more common situations within municipalities)
Cameron Grounds, City of Madison
Bill Fetner, City of Gulf Shores

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Taxes 200 – Alternative revenue sources available to municipalities.
Jack Bankston, City of Mountain Brook

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Question and Answer Session
Cameron Grounds, City of Madison

6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite – Hotel Capstone room 354

 

Friday, October 4th

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  League Update
Ken Smith, Alabama League of Municipalities

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Graduation, Review, & Test