2021 AMROA Winter Conference
December 9-10, 2021

The 2021 Winter Conference of the Alabama Municipal Revenue Officers will be held December 9-10 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Turning Revenue Streams into Tides of Success in an Ever Changing World”. Topics being addressed at this year’s conference include; report from Commissioner of Revenue, Governmental Tax Analyst Certification Program, RSA changes in employee retirement, report from the Tax Tribunal, Legal and Legislative Updates from ALM, Organizational Values and Building a Resilient Team, revenue trends and emerging trends during COVID, Emergency Preparedness, and other valid and relevant issues.

Be sure to register early and book your hotel reservations!

AMROA Conference Agenda:
(Preliminary agenda - updates will be sent as they occur)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

3:00 to 5:00 P.M. Early Registration

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Presiding: Cyndi Sims, President
7:30 to 8:30 A.M. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 A.M. Welcome
Cyndi Sims, Revenue Manager, City of Mobile, President AMROA
Jeremy L. Arthur, Director, Government & Economic Development Institute
8:45 A.M. Legal Update and Legislative Preview
Lori Lein, General Counsel, Alabama League of Municipalities
Bryan Parker, Director of Governmental Affairs, Alabama League of Municipalities
9:45 A.M. Break
10:00 A.M. Trends in Revenue and COVID-19 Impact
Baker Allen, Director of Policy and Research, League of Municipalities
10:30 A.M. Mock Trial – Admission vs. Membership: Is Tax Due?
Cyndi Sims, Revenue Manager, City of Mobile
Clarence Threatt, City of Birmingham
Tonya Bassett, City of Mobile
Michelle Vercher, City of Alabaster
11:30 A.M. Business Meeting
12:00 P.M. Luncheon
1:00 P.M. Digital Currency and Effect on Local Government Revenue Offices
James Barth, PhD, Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance, Harbert College of Business, Auburn University
2:00 P.M. Break
2:15 P.M. Programming TBA
3:15 P.M. Break
3:30 P.M. New Revenue – Examining Gaming Industry
Charles Bell, Senior Auditor, Jefferson County Revenue Office
4:00 P.M. Discussion Groups
5:00 P.M. Adjourn

Friday, December 10, 2021

8:00 – 8:30 A.M. Continental Breakfast
8:30 A.M. Finding Sanity in this Fast Paced, Ever-Changing Business of Revenue
Dr. Brandi Bolling
10:00 A.M. Break
10:15 A.M. Keeping Up in this Fast Paced, Ever-Changing Business of Revenue
Penny Smith, Finance Director, City of Huntsville
11:30 A.M. - Noon Door Prizes/Evaluations/Adjournment
Board Members:
  • Timeka Cunningham, CMRO, Orange Beach: Director
  • Kimberlee Davidson, CMRO, Lincoln: Director
  • Corinda Harris, CMRO, Birmingham: Director
  • Jack Bankston, CMRO, Mountain Brook: Chairman
  • Marcie Bell, CMRO, Mobile: Director
  • Antonius Mills, CMRO, Tuscaloosa: Director
Officers:
  • Cyndi Sims, City of Mobile, President
  • Clarence Threatt, City of Birmingham, President Elect
  • Delpha White, City of Mobile, Vice-President
  • Michelle Vercher, City of Alabaster, Treasurer
  • Tonya Bassett, City of Mobile, Secretary
Parking

Valet and self-parking options are available. The valet team is taking extra precautions with the use of steering wheel and gear shift covers in all vehicles. Valet parking is available for $15 per night or guests can self-park in the Auburn University parking deck for $10 per night.

Reservations

A special overnight booking rate for conference participants is being held at $134 per night (plus taxes and parking fees).

The DEADLINE for booking hotel reservations is Monday, November 8, 2021.

Reservations for the hotel is open.


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Registration Fees
  • Early Bird Rates - Available until November 8th
    • Member Rate: $225
    • Non-member Rate: $250
  • Regular Rates - In effect starting November 9th
    • Member Rate: $250
    • Non-member Rate: $275
  • Extra Meal and Event Tickets for Spouse/Companion
    • Thursday Breakfast Guest Meal: $20
    • Thursday Lunch Guest Meal: $25
    • Friday Breakfast Guest Meal: $20

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Registration/Cancellation Rule:

Provided that space is available, online enrollment constitutes registration. Written or email cancellations, received 15 working days prior to the beginning of the program (on or before November 18th) will be honored with a partial refund of the registration fee, less an assessed administrative fee ($50). Late cancellations or non-attendance are non-refundable, and payment is expected in full. Substitutions can be made at any time.

Last Updated: October 14, 2021