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ALMtnLakesTourismAssnLogoAlabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
Cornerstone Sponsor

P.O. Box 2537
Decatur, AL  35602
Phone:  256-350-3500
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Website: www.northalabama.org 

Contact: Tami Reist

Alabama Mountain Lakes is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel and tourism industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. AMLA plans and advances the economic welfare of North Alabama by advertising, promoting, and encouraging further development of the natural, historic, and man-made tourist attractions and the recreational facilities and resources of the region through the cooperative efforts and support of its 500+ members.


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Cornerstone Sponsor

600 North 18th Street
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone:  205-257-1718
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Website: www.alabamapower.com

Contact: Mike Oakley

For more than 90 years, Alabama Power has invested in the responsible growth and economic development of Alabama. Our efforts today are grounded in the same principle articulated by our founders: "What's good for Alabama is good for Alabama Power."

Our economic and community development website, www.amazingalabama.com, offers:
• Comprehensive information on available buildings and sites in Alabama.
• Complete labor force and demographic information for every community in Alabama—including the ability to compare and contrast Alabama communities with any community in the United States.
• A thorough overview of the state's primary business taxes and statutory incentive programs.
• Late-breaking news impacting economic development in Alabama.

We are committed to helping Alabama and Alabama communities grow and prosper. Learn more at www.alabamapower.com


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Cornerstone Sponsor

3700 Colonnade Parkway,
Suite 300
Birmingham, Alabama 35243
Phone:  205-933-7822
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Website: www.cricpa.com

Contact:  Brian Barksdale  

Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) leverages expertise derived from serving more than 450 governmental entities across the South.The expertise, innovation, and responsiveness that our government auditing and accounting professionals have developed while servicing these clients ensures the delivery of timely and cost-effective solutions.


MunWorkLogoMunicipal Workers Compensation Fund (MWCF)
League Program / Cornerstone Sponsor

P. O. Box 1270
Montgomery, AL 36102
Phone:  334-262-2566 or 888-736-0210
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Website: www.almwcf.org

Contact: Richard Buttenshaw

Established in 1976, the Municipal Workers Compensation Fund (MWCF) is the second oldest League insurance pool in the nation. With more than 625 participating municipal entities and over 80% of the Alabama League's membership – MWCF provides a direct means for municipalities, Water / Sewer utilities, Gas / Power utilities, Housing Authorities...the ability to save on workers compensation coverage. MWCF offers a variety of Loss Control and Risk Management Services including loss control representatives; on-site risk management with follow-up reports and recommendations; specialized law enforcement risk control; loss analysis and trending; employment practices hotline; proactive driver training; firearms training systems; DVD library; and seminars. For more information, please contact Terry Young.


NAFECO logoNAFECO
Cornerstone Sponsor

1515 West Moulton Street
Decatur, AL 35601
Phone:  256-353-7100
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Website: www.nafeco.com

Contact: Ronald Woodall

NAFECO, established in 1968, carries complete lines of First Responder equipment, KME Fire Apparatus and industrial safety products. Our Public Safety Division can meet all your uniform, stationwear and high visibility needs while our Fire Division can meet all your PPE needs. NAFECO also offers a complete parts and service department for apparatus, SCBA and compressors. NAFECO is proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2018, and continuing the tradition of excellence for our customers.


Innovative PlanMember Color LogoPlanMember  |  Innovative Financial Solutions, Inc.
Cornerstone Sponsor

1976 Gadsden Highway
Birmingham, AL  35235
Phone:  205-508-3535
Website:  www.planmember.com/ifs 
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Contact:  Martin Adams

Innovative Financial Solutions, Inc. provides city employees financial literacy, deferred compensation and executive compensation solutions focused on goal based financial planning. We will help your employees prepare to be successful in retirement.  Prepaing for your financial future today!


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Flagstone Sponsor

3104 Bates Lane
Fultondale, AL 35068
Phone:  205-731-3200
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Website: www.AL811.com

Contact: McKay Lyvers

Alabama 811 serves as the underground utilities notification center for approximately 430 utility members across the state of Alabama.


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Flagstone Sponsor

770 Washington Avenue, Suite 180
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: 334-834-9050
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Website: www.att.com 

Contact: Cleo Washington

AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high-speed internet services. We have the nation’s largest and most reliable network** and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions.


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Flagstone Sponsor

9000 Cameron Parkway
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Phone:  405-523-5416
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Website: www.americanfidelity.com 

Contact: Tammy Townsend

When it comes to helping protect your employees by offering supplemental benefits, it's best to partner with a company who has the expertise in your field and understands your needs. We consider it a privilege that thousands of employees have put their trust in us. Consider American Fidelity for a different opinion.


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Flagstone Sponsor

4216 Lomac Street
Montgomery, AL  36106
Phone:  334-272-2247
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Website: www.revds.com

Contact: Stephen Morris

Partnering with communities to improve and enhance the quality of life for all.


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Flagstone Sponsor

103 Catherine Drive
Owens Cross Roads, Alabama 35763
Phone:  256-508-7175
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Website:  www.energysystemsgroup.com

Contact:  Kathrynn Seidler

Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider with over 20 years of experience, specializing in developing energy efficiency, sustainability, and infrastructure improvement solutions. We work  to improve the livability, workability, sustainability, and resiliency, while driving economic development through infrastructure upgrades in municipalities. We specialize in integrating smart city solutions, while improving the overall net position through increased efficiencies.


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Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc.
Flagstone Sponsor

P. O. Box 242128
Montgomery, Alabama 36124
Phone:  334-271-3200
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Website: www.gmcnetwork.com 

Contact:  Beatrice Forniss

Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood is one of the largest multi-disciplined Architecture and Engineering firms in the region with offices across the Southeast. Our firm has grown from the original municipal civil engineering firm of 1947 into the multi-disciplined firm it is today. GMC provides all of the professional services associated with architecture, civil, municipal, geotechnical and environmental engineering, landscape architecture, airport planning, master planning, surveying and construction administration.


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Flagstone Sponsor

335 Jeanette Barrett Industrial Boulevard
Wetumpka, AL  36092
Phone:  334-567-1993
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Website: www.its-networks.com 

Contact:  Steve Meany

Information Transport Solutions, Inc. (ITS) is a full service provider of technology solutions & services integrating voice, video, and data, with goal of creating exceptional and affordable solutions for all our customers. ITS is your one source provider for design, installation, and support. The company also provides managed network solutions and has a team of certified technical experts who can proactively manage your network from a state of the art management center.


Message Point Media LogoMessage Point Media
Flagstone Sponsor

Message Point Media of Alabama
4628 Montevallo Road, Suite 204
Birmingham, AL  35210
Phone:  205-453-4280
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Website:  www.mpmedia.tv

Contact:  Bryan Gilliom

Message Point Media of Alabama, Inc. (MPM) was founded to bring dynamic data driven digital signage and private network television solutions to clients of all sizes through a unique and disruptive managed service. While we do not work exclusively with public sector clients, our approach has been extremely well received within this community because it answers an unmet need for cities, counties, schools, universities, and agencies of all sizes.


LogoForWebMunicipal Revenue Service
League Program / Flagstone Sponsor

2915 Piedmont Road, Suite E
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone:  404-237-2280
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Website: www.alalm.org

Contact: Peter Catlin

For seven decades, the Alabama League of Municipalities has assisted member cities by collecting delinquent license taxes from insurance companies.  With more than 400 municipalities participating, this program has been very successful, recovering millions of dollars of revenue without out of pocket expenses for cities.  The program is administered for the League by Municipal Revenue Services, Inc., which works closely with League officers and city officials to make the program a significant benefit of League membership.


Municode Connecting You and Your Citizens red logoMunicode / Municipal Code Corporation
Flagstone Sponsor

P. O. Box 2235
Tallahassee, FL 32316
Phone: 800-262-2633
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Website: www.municode.com

Contact: Jenny Haverland

Municode, the Nation’s leading codifier, is now your source for custom government websites and bill pay solutions. Codification, supplementation, legal review, document management, online Code, website design, bill printing, and much more!


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Flagstone Sponsor

Two Perimeter Park S.,
Suite 500 East
Birmingham, Alabama 35243
Phone:  205-940-6420
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Website:  www.sain.com

Contact:  Joe Meads

Sain Associates, Inc. is a full-service consulting engineering firm specializing in Traffic/Transportation Engineering and Planning, Infrastructure Design, Surveying, Site Design, GIS, and CE&I services. For 45 years we have served both the private and public sector on projects including educational facilities, highways, municipal buildings, office buildings, distribution centers, shopping centers and malls, industrial parks, and other developments.


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Southern Software, Inc.
Flagstone Sponsor

150 Perry Drive
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Phone: 910-695-0005 
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Website: www.southernsoftware.com 

Contact: Craig Goodnight

An employee owned company in business since 1988 providing cutting edge Financial Management Software such as Payroll, Utility Billing, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable/Payable, Tax Billing, Business License, Analytical Software, Fixed Assets and many more modules. Our commitment is to provide excellent customer support and long term consistency of ownership.


Spectrum Enterprise Logo RGB 4Spectrum Enterprise Solutions
Flagstone Sponsor

3000 Riverchase Galleria,
Suite 610
Birmingham, AL  35244
Phone:  334-235-8830
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Website: www.enterprise.spectrum.com 

Contact: Taylor Vice

A division of Charter Communications, Spectrum Business Enterprise Solutions can help you broaden the impact of your e-government, public safety and smart cities initiatives with reliable, cost-effective, high-bandwidth Internet, networking, voice and commercial video services over our wholly owned, flexible and secure Gigabit network. As the nation’s 4th largest cable operator, Charter serves more than 6 million residential and commercial customers in 28 states. Charter is focused on integrating the highest-quality service with clearly superior entertainment and communications products. Over the years, billions have been invested in the communities Charter serves, including Alabama communities, through infrastructure upgrades to deliver video, high-speed Internet and phone service to homes and businesses.


VC3 AIM LogoVC3
Flagstone Sponsor

1301 Gervais Street,
Suite 1800
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone:  205-598-2127
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Website: www.vc3.com 

Contact: Audrey Freeman

Since 1994, VC3 has been on the leading edge of Information Technology, providing a full range of IT solutions and services to local government organizations. As the well-established technology partner for over 200 cities, towns, counties, municipal leagues and regional development organizations across the US, VC3 can leverage its expertise to ensure your organization utilizes technology to better serve your citizens. Learn more at www.vc3.com.


Volkert LogoVolkert, Inc.
Flagstone Sponsor

P.O. Box 7434
Mobile, AL  36670
Phone:  334-590-3915
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Website:  www.volkert.com

Contact:  Ashley Ann Adams

Founded in 1925, Volkert is a leading provider (ranked #94) of transportation and infrastructure engineering services to federal, state and municipal government and private industry throughout the United States. The firm offers a full range of services, within its core markets: transportation, energy, water, and the environment. VolkertÂ’s diverse staff of more than 1,000 professionals includes engineers, environmental scientists, planners, technicians, inspectors, and real estate specialists.


WP-Logo-TrademarkWaste Pro
Flagstone Sponsor

2101 West State Road 434,
Suite 315
Longwood, FL 32779
Phone:  407-869-8800
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Website: www.wasteprousa.com

Contact: V Adams

Waste Pro is one of the fastest growing, privately owned solid waste companies, serving 9 states and two million customers with commercial and residential solid waste and recycling collection, processing, and disposal services from more than 75 locations.


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Gateway Sponsor

501 Boulevard Park East
Mobile, AL 36609
Phone:  800-553-1783
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Website: www.carlislemedical.com

Contact: Donnie Carlisle

Carlisle Medical, an Alabama based company located in Mobile, Alabama, has been providing workers' compensation services for over 37 years. Our Case Management, Durable Medical Equipment and Compounding services are available to assist in reducing and controlling workers' compensation costs. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-553-1783 or visit www.carlislemedical.com.


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Gateway Sponsor

309 Cahaba Valley Pkwy N.
Suite H
Pelham, Alabama 35124
Phone :  205-381-5664
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Website:  www.championwindow.com/locations/pelham

Contact:  Jordan Strong

Champion is a manufacturer and installer of energy efficient windows, doors and sunrooms. Champion has been in business for more than 60 years and is committed to helping you lower your energy bills, increase your propertyÂ’s value, make your home a safer place to live, and give you peace of mind with unequaled customer service and an unmatched warranty.


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Gateway Sponsor

9900 Maumelle Boulevard
North Little Rock, AR 72113
Phone: 501-801-9900
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Website: www.csasoftwaresolutions.com 

Contact: Gay Shelton

CSA Software Solutions specializes in working with cities with small to medium size populations and utility companies, providing them with a fund accounting, payroll and utility billing programs that are affordable, easy to use, and help simplify their responsibilities. We currently work with over 250 cities using our CenterPoint Fund Accounting and Payroll software. The interfacing RVS Mosaics Utility Billing software is used by thousands of cities and utility associations all over the country.


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Gateway Sponsor

2175 Blvd. des Entreprises
Terrebonne, Quebec CANADA
Phone :  (450) 434-5000
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Website:  www.cyclonelighting.com

Contact:  Dennis Crawford

Founded in 1999, Cyclone Lighting designs, develops and manufactures outdoor decorative luminaires for the municipal, commercial, institutional and utility markets, with excellent quality that is on the cutting edge of technology, featuring high photometric performance, ease of maintenance and durability.


ElectricCitiesLogoElectric Cities of Alabama
Gateway Sponsor

P. O. Box 1550
Montgomery, AL  36066
Phone:  334-954-3221
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Website:  www.electriccities.org 

Contact:  Jon Hand

Electric Cities of Alabama (ECA) is a coalition of the state's municipally owned electric utilities. Alabama's electric cities span the state from the Tennessee Valley region in the north to the Gulf and Wiregrass regions of the south. Together, ECA members serve approximately one million customers in 36 cities. ECA serves as the voice of Alabama's electric cities.


Musco ColorMusco Sports Lighting
Gateway Sponsor

3108 East McGuire
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Phone: 256-483-5433
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.musco.com

Contact: Jimmy Jumper

Musco has shaped the history of sports lighting since 1976, with innovations in glare reduction and light control responsible to the needs of facility owners, players, fans, neighbors, and the night sky. Musco’s TLC for LED™ technology is the system of choice everywhere from community fields, to collegiate and professional stadiums and arenas, to international superspeedways, to the Olympic Games, and is backed by a 25-year parts and labor warranty.


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PNC Bank
Gateway Sponsor

1927 1st Avenue North 2nd Floor
Birmingham, AL  35203
Phone:  205-583-3725
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website:  www.pnc.com

Contact:  Jessica Thomas

PNC is committed to serving the financial needs of public sector entities of all types and sizes, from state and local governments and school districts, to institutions of higher education and other not-for-profit organizations throughout the country. We offer banking solutions as well as access to capital through a variety of debt-based structures. We can help you capitalize on opportunities, streamline processes and reduce costs.


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Runkle & Associates / Merrill Lynch
Gateway Sponsor

4001 Carmichael Road,
Suite 500
Montgomery, AL 36106
Phone:  334-409-5810
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Website: www.fa.ml.com/robert_runkle 

Contact: Bob Runkle 


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Gateway Sponsor

2780 Pinson Valley Parkway
Birmingham, Alabama 35217
Phone:  205-591-9779  
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Website:  www.sealmasteralabama.com

Contact:  Alan Cashion

We sell pavement maintenance products and equipment .  We offer protective coatings for asphalt to keep form having to reserface a lot of your roads and parking lots. Any type of asphalt tools to make your employee’s jobs easier.  Hot crackfill products for your roads to keep them maintained.  We can sell or rent equipment if it is in our fleet. 


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Gateway Sponsor

2660 EastChase Lane,
Suite 400
Montgomery, AL 36117
Phone: 334-834-5100
Fax: 334-269-0902
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website : www.stifel.com

Contact : Ken Funderburk

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND PRESENCE / NATIONAL STRENGTH AND SALES DISTRIBUTION.  Stifel's Public Finance professionals specialize in helping local government agencies raise capital for essential infrastructure in communities.  From some of the nation's largest cities to small towns, our municipal banking and underwriting group works to develop and implement financing strategies that allow you to better optimize the important work you do.

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The Clerk's Manual has been updated. It has been posted on the Clerk's Page and HERE.

Important Changes to Municipal Police and Planning Jurisdictions

Police Jurisdiction Bulletin
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Police Jurisdiction Notices - ADOR

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