Ray Long appointed ACCA VPPublished 1:05pm Thursday, August 29, 2013
Morgan County Commission Chairman Ray Long has been named vice president of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama.
The ACCA membership unanimously elected Long to the position during its annual conference last week.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by my peers statewide,” said Long who is serving the third year of his first term. “It’s not just an honor for me but for Morgan County also. We will have a bigger impact on legislation to help the whole state. My first priority, however, is Morgan County.”
A nominating committee chose Long as the nominee a day before the vote was taken.
ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield said the vice president position postures Long to become president of the Association in 2015.
“In this role he will go through a transition process to be ready to serve as president,” said Brasfield. “The president’s primary responsibility is leading and motivating membership to work on important programs for the year. We don’t know what will be on our front page for 2015, but clearly he has the ability to lead our association and he has the full support of the membership.”
As vice president Long will be the liaison for other groups affiliated with ACCA, such as county engineers, revenue commissioners and county administrators. He is on the executive committee and will work closely with the Legislature.
Other members of the Morgan County Commis-sion were reelected to posts they’ve held for several years.
District 1 Commissioner Jeff Clark was reelected to the board of directors and District 3 Commissioner Don Stisher was re-elected to the organization’s legislative committee.