Pre-1970: Founded in the late 1960s as the Alabama City Management Association, the ACCMA is a professional organization, whose mission is to advance professional management within Alabama's local governments and to support the professional development of its members. 

1975:  David Cobb, City Administrator, City of Marion and Earl Tisdale, City Manager, City of Auburn started a movement to revive the Alabama City Management Association. The first "exploration" meeting was held on June 5, 1975.  Fifteen appointed officials, ALM Director John F. Watkins, Dr. L. Franklin Blitz, University of Alabama, and ALM Staff members, Perry Roquemore and Gary Christian were present at this meeting. Members of the Organization Committee appointed in October 1975 were Chairman: Colonel  Tyron E. Tisdale, City Manager, City of Auburn; Members: William Watson, City Clerk, City of Brundidge; N. J. Bell, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, City of Montgomery; and Pat Vice, Administrative Assistant, City of Linden.  On October 17, 1975, a draft Constitution and By-Laws for the Association were presented to the Organization Committee members by Chairman Tisdale.  The Constitution and By-Laws were adopted on October 29, 1975 at the first Training Conference for City Managers held at the University of Alabama,

1997:  The AL City Management Association became the Alabama City/County Management Association.  Since 1997, ACCMA membership has grown from less than 15 members in 1975 to well over 250 members in 2012. 

The Alabama City/County Management Association exists to advance professional management in Alabama’s City and County Governments and to support the professional development of its members and local officials.


   Establish Public Information
   Establish Meaningful Relationships
   Establish Partnership with Elected Officials an Managers/Administrators
   Financial Management
   Professional Development
   Organizational Development

ACCMA History provided by City Manager Emeritus, City of Auburn, Past President, ACCMA, June 9, 1997 and updated as needed.



June 11-13, 2014 - Hampton Inn & Suites - Orange Beach, AL

We are putting the finishing touches on the agenda for the Summer Conference and will be sharing it with you very soon!  Presentations will focus on "Moving Toward Higher Performance," and the Summer Social will be a family-friendly event with entertainment by the ever-popular "Sweet Young'uns." 


The conference will begin promptly at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11th and adjourn at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 13th.  A golf outing is being planned for Wednesday, June 11th at 8 a.m.  If you are interested in participating in this event, contact ACCMA President Ed Lowe at or call 205-274-2150. 


A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the Hampton Inn & Suites (the host hotel), as well as Phoenix condos located nearby. Please do not delay in making your reservation! Click here for information on our group rate.


To register for this conference please click on this link or call 205-348-8559. 


You will receive more information about the Summer Conference, soon but if you have any questions, please contact me by phone or email. We hope to see you in June!


If you are interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact Marcia Collier @ or call 334-263-7594.




Brandie Nabors  

Program Manager 

The University of Alabama

College of Continuing Studies
(205) 348-8559  |