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Commissioner Jay Thompson To Serve As ACCA President Elect

Insert Date Here, 2021        
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JayThompson Chosen To Serve As ACCA President-Elect


Montgomery—AutaugaCounty Commission Chair Jay Thompson has been elected the 2021-2022 President-Electof the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA), the statewideassociation representing Alabama’s 67 county governments. Thompson was electedto the position at the ACCA 93rd Annual Convention held in August.

“The ACCAhas faithfully served the state of Alabama’s 67 counties for 93 years now, andit is an honor to have Autauga County at the forefront of the decision-makingprocess in both the Association’s future and that of county governmentstatewide,” Thompson said. “I am incredibly honoredand privileged to have been elected to this position by my colleagues, and I amlooking forward to building on this organization’s success with the rest of theleadership, especially alongside our new President, Marcus Campbell of SumterCounty, so that we can better serve those who call Alabama home.”

Prior to becoming ACCA’sPresident-Elect, Thompson served as ACCA Vice President and as an active memberof the ACCA Board of Directors and the ACCA Legislative Committee. Thompsonalso completed ACCA’s premier leadership program for second-term commissioners—PLAN,which stands for Passion, Leadership, Accountability and Networking. Under theACCA’s traditional rotation of officers, Thompson is expected to becomepresident of the Association in 2022.

ACCA Executive Director SonnyBrasfield expressed his confidence in Thompson’s ability to serve theAssociation’s membership, saying: “Chairman Thompson brings an exclusive arrayof skills and experiences to his new position with the ACCA. He holds years ofvaluable public service experience along with impressive leadership skills andan appreciation for the value of unity and teamwork and what they can achievefor the County Family. We’re looking forward to the positive impact I know ChairmanThompson will have on our Association, county governments and the state alike.”

In addition to his eight years ofcounty commission service, Thompson worked for 20 years in residentialconstruction and development before recently being named the new constructioncoordinator for the Autauga County Board of Education. Thompson also remains adevoted father and enjoys coaching youth sports and participating in his children’sactivities.

The Association ofCounty Commissions of Alabama is a statewide organization speaking for all 67counties with ONE voice. It promotes improved county government services inAlabama, offers educational programs for county officials and their staffmembers, administers insurance programs for county governments and employees,offers legal advice, and represents the interests of county government beforestate and federal organizations and agencies.