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Upcoming Training

CMO 58: Municipal Legislative AdvocacyCMO-Logo-Column

The League’s Annual Municipal Legislative Advocacy CMO is specifically designed to allow municipal officials to share their ideas and concerns with the state’s political leadership. It is important that the vital role our municipalities play in economic development, community enhancement and quality of life is repeatedly articulated to our state representatives. The League’s Municipal Legislative Advocacy Session provides a unique opportunity each year for municipal leaders to take their messages to the State House – and for the power of the ALM membership’s collective voice to be heard. A strong municipal presence at the State House demonstrates the effectiveness of the state’s cities and towns in building a stronger Alabama economy. 

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Registration)

Where? Alabama State House Auditorium, 11 South Union Street, Montgomery, AL  36130

Who should attend: Elected Officials and Municipal Personnel 

Cost to Attend: $125.00 (Lunch will be served)

Registrations accepted through January 16, 2018

Session Topics: Legislative Challenges & Opportunities, Legislative Leadership/Session Outlook, Are We Being Heard? The Importance of Messaging, and Municipal Officials Grassroots Strategies

CMO Credit: This session has been approved for four (4) Basic, Advanced or Emeritus hours in the Certified Municipal Official Program. 2 of the 4 approved hours meet core curriculum requirements. Any municipal employee may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program.

Register Here   |   Agenda

Questions?  Contact Cindy Price

CMO Program WebinarsCMO-Logo-Column

The League has expanded the Certified Municipal Official Training Program to include LIVE webinar training and ANYTIME training. For mayors and councilmembers, webinar training and successful completion of a test on material presented will meet credit hours in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus programs. Need core curriculum hours? Watch for core curriculum training offered by webinars. You can ask questions live during the training or submit questions by email to our legal staff following a live or anytime training. Our in-person League events are valuable and we’ll always offer them, but online and anytime training will have a place too. We think you will find the addition of webinars a helpful resource to provide training for elected officials and municipal personnel. We hope to “see” you online soon!

How it works:

  • Watch for the online training schedule through ALM’s website, E-newsletter, Alabama Municipal Journal and Blast Emails.
  • Find the registration link in the information received or on the ALM website.
  • Register for the training.
  • Receive an email with the training link and a reminder email at the time of the training.
  • On the day of training, click the link in the email to be connected.
  • Following the webinar, receive a link to the recorded training session for future reference. 

Questions?  Contact Cindy Price

2018 CMO Webinar Schedule - Registration opens 3 weeks before each session 
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018  -  Council Meeting Procedure
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018  -  Public Records
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018   -  Public Works Bidding
  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018   -  Conducting Public Hearings
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018   -  License Schedule Ordinance
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018   -  Municipal Sales Tax in Alabama
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018   -  Municipal Liability
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018   -  Conflicting Offices and Interest
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018   -  The Municipal Budget and Auditing Process

ANYTIME Training
Need to access training that fits your schedule? ANYTIME training is here when you need it. Click HERE to hear and see the same training and Q&A session as the live event then take the test to complete for credit hours in the CMO Program.

Competitive Bid Law

Register HERE for the Competitive Bid Law Webinar

The competitive bid law is codified at Sections 41-16-50 through 41-16-63, Code of Alabama 1975, and provides that the purchase or lease of materials, equipment, supplies or other personal property, involving $15,000 or more must be competitively bid . This webinar summarizes the major portions of the bid law and incorporates the interpretations and constructions given the law by the courts and the Attorney General. 

When: January 30, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $37.00 and is limited to 50 participants
Registration Limit: The webinar is limited to 50 registrants. Early registration is recommended!
Refunds: Registration fees for webinars are non-refundable. 

Who should register: Elected Officials and Municipal Personnel / Any municipal employee may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program. 
Presenter: Teneé Frazier, ALM Assistant General Counsel

CMO Credit: With successful completion of accompanying test, this webinar qualifies for one (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program. This webinar also qualifies for one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program. Only elected officials are eligible for credit hours in the Certified Municipal Official Program.


2018 Spring Municipal Law Conference

March 23, 2018
Embassy Suites, Montgomery, AL

 Register online HERE!  |  Registration Form  |  Hotel Reservations  |  Conference Flyer


2018 Fall Municipal Law Conference

October 18-20, 2018
Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf, Orange Beach, AL

Book with our group rate for 2018 Fall Municipal Law Conference or call 1-251-943-6600 and use our group code: FMLR

CMO DVD Courses

The League has made several of its most popular CMO training courses available on DVD. These courses are a valuable resource for municipalities to provide training for municipal personnel who did not attend the live training. Mayors and councilmembers who did not attend the live training can order select DVDs and earn credit hours in the CMO Program. Note: Read description to see if the DVD selected offers credit hours. Successful completion of a test on material presented is required to earn credit hours.

Certified Municipal Official DVD Courses CMO Credit Hours Price
2016 Orientation Conference for Elected Municipal
Officials and Municipal Personnel         
(No CMO Credit Available)
The Kirkwood, Missouri Experience       Read More... (No CMO Credit Available)
But We Didn't Do Anything Wrong!      Read More... (1.0 hour credit)
Basic, Advanced and Emeritus
When Disaster Strikes: Preparing Your Information 
Systems Infrastructure     
(0.5 hour credit)
Basic, Advanced and Emeritus

Professional Training Programs Available

Auburn University - Government and Economic Development Institute

University of Alabama - College of Continuing Studies

The League has been informed that the following training opportunities are available for municipal officials and employees.  Many of these seminars are sponsored by other organizations and you would need to contact them for information about the meeting and registration.
If the League is a sponsor, our telephone number is noted in the information below.  Although these conferences are arranged for positions designated, many of them allow other individuals to attend.  If you have a question on this, please contact the sponsoring agency.
If you have a conference you would like to add to this list, contact Carrie Banks with the information and include a contact person, address, telephone number and e-mail address if available.