2017 ALM Annual Convention

May 20 - 23, 2017  Birmingham, AL

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CMO Credit Available at the 2017 Annual Convention

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Online Registration is now open!

To make the registration process more efficient, delegates are encouraged to pre-register. Pre-registration will assist the League staff in making arrangements for attendance at this year’s convention. The deadline for pre-registration is 5:00 p.m. on April 28, 2017. After 5:00 p.m. April 28, delegates must register at the Convention Registration Desk.

In order to ensure that there are no duplicate registrations, each registrant must use a separate email address.  While we can accept registrations by fax, for security reasons we cannot accept registrations sent by email. Therefore, to expedite the registration process, we encourage each registrant to use their own email address, or obtain one, and register on-line. You can go to Gmail.com or Yahoo.com to create a free email account if you do not already have an email address. 

Printable Convention Registration Forms

Registration information will be included in the March/April issue of the Alabama Municipal Journal. Printable Registration Forms can be downloaded HERE. You must pay by check when using the printed registration form. Credit card use is only available for online registration. There is a $50 savings on Delegate registration by registering online! If you need to register an additional guest(s), please contact Melissa Chapman at (334) 262-2566.

CONVENTION REGISTRATION FEES

$400 through April 14, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. ($60 non-refundable registration fee for one (1) Spouse/Guest*)

$425 from April 15 - April 28, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. ($70 non-refundable registration fee for one (1) Spouse/Guest*)

$475 after April 28, 2017 (on-site registration) ($90 non-refundable registration fee for one (1) Spouse/Guest*)

Additional Guest Registration ($150 per additional Guest, fee is non-refundable**)

Envelopes must be postmarked by the dates above. Registration must be received by the deadline or they will be subject to a fee increase. There is no extra charge for children under 6; however, children must be pre-registered. The full convention fee covers the following events for each delegate and children under 6: Saturday Night Welcome Reception, Sunday Night Exhibitors Showcase and Reception, Expo Hall Breakfast and Boxed Luncheon on Monday, Monday Banquet, Post-Banquet Reception and Entertainment. The registration fee for spouses/guests and children over 6 includes Saturday Night Welcome Reception, Sunday afternoon Spouse/Guest Reception, Sunday Night Exhibitors Showcase and Reception, Expo Hall Breakfast, Monday Banquet, Post-Banquet Reception and Entertainment.

*Spouse/guest registration cannot be paid by the municipality; therefore, registration must be paid by the official at the time of registration. The spouse/guest registration fee is restricted to persons who are not municipal or public officials, are not affiliated with any exhibitor, and would have no professional reason to attend the convention. Spouse/Guest registration is available only for a person who accompanies a full convention registrant, and only to those who do not have any other reason to attend the ALM Convention. Spouse/Guest registration does not include session attendance. The spouse/guest registration permits an individual to attend only the Spouse/Guest events and to accompany a full convention registrant to receptions, the President’s Banquet, Post-Banquet Reception and Entertainment, and the Expo Hall and events specifically listed in the official convention program as open to a Spouse/Guest. Eligibility of guests may be subject to verification. Attendance at any other Convention event requires registration as a full-convention attendee.

**To register additional guest(s), there is an additional non-refundable fee of $150 per guest. Spouses/Guests are not eligible to attend the convention training sessions or obtain credit hours in the Certified Municipal Officials Program.

CONVENTION REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY:

In order to receive a partial refund of your registration fee, your cancellation request must be received in writing by April 28, 2017. A $60 administrative fee will be charged for all cancellations regardless of the reason for cancellation, including medical emergencies. No refunds will be given after this date. Registration fees for spouses/guest are nonrefundable. ALM cannot make exceptions to this policy.

 

 

Hotel Reservation Information for the 2017 Annual Convention

Please read the GENERAL INFORMATION for the SHERATON BIRMINGHAM HOTEL and the specific information for the hotel in the box below.

General Information for the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel:

  • ROOM BLOCK OPENS FEBRUARY 15, 2017 AT 9:00 A.M. CST
  • If you make reservations before then, you will not be in the ALM room block, nor will you receive the discounted Convention Room Rates.
  • You will need to identify with the hotel that you are attending the Annual Convention of the Alabama League of Municipalities.
  • There WILL be an individual name required for each room reserved.
  • Limit of five (5) reservations per caller.
  • There will be a one night’s NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED and must be secured with a major credit card. Reservations will be cancelled if the credit card that is used to guarantee the reservation is declined or invalid when the hotel takes the nonrefundable deposit.
  • Smoke free policies.
  • Deadline for making reservations is April 16, 2017.

Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
Address: 2101 Richard Arrington Jr., Boulevard, North

Reservations Phone Number: 1-800-325-3535

Reservations Webpage: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ALMUNICIPALITIES

Rates: $142.00 single/double room per night $152.00 triple room per night

$152.00 quad room per night $199.00 and up suites

Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

  • There will be an area available to check your luggage on Tuesday morning before the meetings. Please check on-site for the room name.
  • Parking Information: Self-Parking. $12.00 - $22.00 per day; Nightly Valet Parking: $22.00
  • The deadline for cancelling a hotel reservation is 72 hours prior to arrival date.
  • Hotel webpage: http://www.sheratonbirmingham.com/

 

2017 Golf Tournament

The Alabama League of Municipalities 2017 Golf Tournament Sponsored by VC3 will be held at the Highland Park Golf Course on Friday morning, May 19, 2017 starting at 10 a.m.

The format for this year’s tournament will be a Stableford format.  Unlike traditional scoring method, where the aim is to have the lowest score, the objective in a Stableford tournament is to have the highest score.  Stableford awards points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole.  The winner of the tournament is the team with the highest total points.  Plan to arrive at 10 a.m. for warm up (range balls provided) and enjoy a complimentary box lunch before the shotgun start at 11 a.m. See complete details below.

Register for the Golf Tournament HERE  |  Information Packet

Questions:  Contact Samantha Drummond, VC3 Event Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 803-978-2706

 

2017 Flag Showcase Information

The League will hold its Seventh Annual Municipal Flag Showcase at this year’s ALM Annual Convention in Birmingham.

  • Flags will be prominently displayed in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.
  • Please check your flag in at the main ALM Convention Registration Desk on Saturday or Sunday, May 20 - 21, during regular registration hours. Flags must be checked in NO LATER than 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. Once you have checked in your municipality’s flag, ALM staff at the Registration Desk will direct you to the flag display area.
  • You must provide a flag stand for your Municipal Flag. Please label your flag stand with your contact information.
  • ALM will provide a placard for each flag identifying the Municipality.
  • It is the responsibility of the municipality to pick up their flag from the display area by the close of Convention at Noon on Tuesday, May 23. The League is not liable for flags or stands not picked up by this time.
  • Deadline for submitting the application form is April 28, 2017.
  • A confirmation will be emailed to you prior to this event. We will ask for a contact number of the municipal official on-site for notifications during the Convention.
  • What size flag? The standard size flag is 3 feet by 5 feet. Flag sizing should be close to this size.
  • What height does your flag pole need to be? The average height is 6 feet to 8 feet. The height should not be over 8 feet if at all possible.
  • If your municipality does not have a flag and is interested in purchasing one, please contact Rachel Wagner at (334) 262-2566 for more information.

Download the 2017 Flag Showcase Application HERE.

Alabama Association of Public Personnel Administrators (AAPPA)

$275 AAPPA Registration Fee - Monday Only - May 22, 2017
Attendance at this course provides credit towards the AAPPA Program only. This fee includes the AAPPA course and lunch.

$475 through April 14, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. ($60 non-refundable registration fee for one (1) Spouse/Guest*)

$500 from April 15 - April 28, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. ($70 non-refundable registration fee for one (1) Spouse/Guest*)

$550 after April 28, 2017 (on-site registration) ($90 non-refundable registration fee for one (1) Spouse/Guest*)

Additional Guest Registration ($150 per additional Guest, fee is non-refundable**)

Envelopes must be postmarked by the dates above. Registration must be received by the deadline or they will be subject to a fee increase. There is no extra charge for children under 6; however, children must be pre-registered. The full convention fee covers the following events for each delegate and children under 6: Saturday Night Welcome Reception, Sunday Night Exhibitors Showcase and Reception, Expo Hall Breakfast and Boxed Luncheon on Monday, Monday Banquet, Post-Banquet Reception and Entertainment. The registration fee for spouses/guests and children over 6 includes Saturday Night Welcome Reception, Sunday afternoon Spouse/Guest Reception, Sunday Night Exhibitors Showcase and Reception, Expo Hall Breakfast, Monday Banquet, Post-Banquet Reception and Entertainment.

*Spouse/guest registration cannot be paid by the municipality; therefore, registration must be paid by the official at the time of registration. The spouse/guest registration fee is restricted to persons who are not municipal or public officials, are not affiliated with any exhibitor, and would have no professional reason to attend the convention. Spouse/Guest registration is available only for a person who accompanies a full convention registrant, and only to those who do not have any other reason to attend the ALM Convention. Spouse/Guest registration does not include session attendance. The spouse/guest registration permits an individual to attend only the Spouse/Guest events and to accompany a full convention registrant to receptions, the President’s Banquet, Post-Banquet Reception and Entertainment, and the Expo Hall and events specifically listed in the official convention program as open to a Spouse/Guest. Eligibility of guests may be subject to verification. Attendance at any other Convention event requires registration as a full-convention attendee.

**To register additional guest(s), there is an additional non-refundable fee of $150 per guest. Spouses/Guests are not eligible to attend the convention training sessions or obtain credit hours in the Certified Municipal Officials Program.

AAPPA Registration Information:

The one day AAPPA course is scheduled for Monday, May 22, 2017. Please see the links on this page for convention hotel information and a convention quick guide. AAPPA registration and full convention registration with AAPPA is not available for online registration. 

You may fax the completed registration form to (334) 386-5180, or mail to the address below.  

You must use the registration form below to register for this course. You must pay by check. Online registration is not available for AAPPA registration. Use this form only if attending this specific course. There are NO exceptions to this policy.  The deadline for pre-registration is 5:00 p.m. on April 28, 2017. After 5:00 p.m. on April 28, individuals must register at the Convention Registration Desk.

Download the AAPPA Registration Form HERE  |  AAPPA Course Information and Schedule

Alabama League of Municipalities
Attention: 2017 ALM Convention, AAPPA
P.O. Box 1270
Montgomery, Alabama 36102

CONVENTION REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY:

In order to receive a partial refund of your registration fee, your cancellation request must be received in writing by April 28, 2017. A $60 administrative fee will be charged for all cancellations regardless of the reason for cancellation, including medical emergencies. No refunds will be given after this date. Registration fees for spouses/guest are nonrefundable. ALM cannot make exceptions to this policy.

 

CMO Mini Boot Camp

cmo logos horizontalCMO 56 - Mini Boot Camp - The State of Health in Alabama's Municipalities

Date: May 23, 2017
Location: Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Registration)
Cost to Attend: $75.00  (lunch will not be served)
Registrations accepted through May 15, 2017. (This session is not included in the cost of the Convention Registration, a separate registration is required.)

Register Online HERE

or Download the paper registration form HERE to Mail or Fax. (If you are using the paper registration form, you must pay by check. If you would like to pay with a credit card, you will need to register online. There are NO exceptions to this policy. If payment is not received by May 15, your registration is NOT confirmed.)

Agenda 

Topics Include: Mental Health, Bike Paths and Recreation, Controlling Zika, and The Impact of Opioids on Your Community

This session has been approved for three (3) Basic, Advanced or Emeritus hours in the Certified Municipal Official Program. Any municipal employee may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program.