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.




February 11-13, 2015 - Renaissance Montgomery - Montgomery, AL


The ACCMA Board will be meeting in September 2014 to plan the 2015 Winter Conference, which will begin promptly at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11th and adjourn at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 13th. 


A golf outing will be planned for Wednesday, February 11th at 8 a.m., weather permitting.


A limited number of rooms will be blocked at the Renaissance Montgomery (the host hotel), as well as the Hampton Inn located across the street.  Reservation information will be made available when the room blocks open.


Registration information will be coming from ACCMA's program manager, Brandie Nabors, who works at The University of Alabama - College of Continuing Studies (UA-CCS).  Watch for registration emails from The University of Alabama to start arriving in December 2014.  Any registration questions may be directed to Brandie Nabors at 205-348-8559 or


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