|County commission honored with Excellence in Government award|
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|Thursday, 24 October 2013 08:46|
Photo: The Elmore County Commission received the Association of County Commissions of Alabama's 2013 Excellence in County Government Award presented by 2012-2013 ACCA President Ricky Harcrow. Pictured (L-R) Commissioner David Bowen, Commissioner Stephanie Daniels-Smoke, Chairman Joe Faulk, Harcrow and County Engineer Richie Beyer.
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The Elmore County Commission has been honored with the 2013 Excellence in County Government Award from the Association of County Commissions of Alabama for a program called "Innovation through Preservation."
The award recognizes innovative and effective programs initiated or completed between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, and it is designed to recognize programs implemented by the commission itself and not its agencies or boards.
"County commissions are doing a great deal of excellent work above and beyond normal county services that often goes unrecognized or unnoticed," said ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield. "The Association's awards program helps focus attention on the efforts that county commissions are putting forward each day to better their communities and provide unique services."
Maintaining a large network of county roads and bridges with limited resources is a common challenge among counties, and Elmore County employs an unusually large array of strategies in its efforts to extend the useful life of pavement, in some cases by as much as 10 years. These strategies include techniques such as fog seal, chip seal, plant mix overlay, slurry seal and micro surfacing.
The commission has leveraged the knowledge gained from County Engineer Richie Beyer's participation in national training programs to bring in treatments that had not been widely used in Alabama. Also to Elmore County's credit, the county has been generous about sharing its research and innovations with other counties around Alabama by hosting demonstrations and presenting at statewide conferences.
The Association of County Commissions of Alabama is a statewide organization representing county government in Alabama. ACCA 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.
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Photo: Pastor Richard Russell (standing) at the appreciation service.
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