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.


ICMA Southeast Regional Summit: Professional Development and Networking March 6-7, in Williamsburg, VA


Looking to enhance your professional development opportunities and get away from Alabama’s winter weather?  Join your colleagues at this year’s ICMA Southeast Regional Summit. ICMA Executive Director Bob O’Neill will lead the Thursday workshop, “The Challenge of Culture Change:  How do you create and sustain excellence?”  Colonial Williamsburg will provide a historic backdrop for the two-day event which includes updates from your southeast regional ICMA Vice Presidents, interactive discussions, and time to share information and experiences with local government managers from throughout the region.