|Commissioner Jay Thompson To Serve As ACCA President Elect|
AUTAUGACOUNTY COMMISSION CHAIR ELECTED TO
Montgomery—Autauga County Commission Chair Jay Thompson has been elected the 2021-2022 President-Elect of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA), the statewideassociation representing Alabama’s 67 county governments. Thompson was elected o 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, and it is an honor to have Autauga County at the forefront of the decision-making process in both the Association’s future and that of county government statewide,” Thompson said. “I am incredibly honored and privileged to have been elected to this position by my colleagues, and I am looking forward to building on this organization’s success with the rest of the leadership, especially alongside our new President, Marcus Campbell of Sumter County, so that we can better serve those who call Alabama home.”
Prior to becoming ACCA’s President-Elect, Thompson served as ACCA Vice President and as an active member of the ACCA Board of Directors and the ACCA Legislative Committee. Thompson also completed ACCA’s premier leadership program for second-term commissioners—PLAN, which stands for Passion, Leadership, Accountability and Networking. Under the ACCA’s traditional rotation of officers, Thompson is expected to become president of the Association in 2022.
ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield expressed his confidence in Thompson’s ability to serve the Association’s membership, saying: “Chairman Thompson brings an exclusive arrayof skills and experiences to his new position with the ACCA. He holds years of valuable public service experience along with impressive leadership skills and an appreciation for the value of unity and teamwork and what they can achieve for the County Family. We’re looking forward to the positive impact I know Chairman Thompson will have on our Association, county governments and the state alike.”
In addition to his eight years of county commission service, Thompson worked for 20 years in residential construction and development before recently being named the new construction coordinator for the Autauga County Board of Education. Thompson also remains a devoted father and enjoys coaching youth sports and participating in his children’s activities.
The Association of County Commissions of Alabama is a statewide organization speaking for all 67counties with ONE voice. It promotes improved county government services in Alabama, offers educational programs for county officials and their staff members, administers insurance programs for county governments and employees ,offers legal advice, and represents the interests of county government before state and federal organizations and agencies.