Government Relations


The Office of Government Relations serves the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) by advancing the strategic interests of ACCS among local, state and federal elected officials and government agencies, as well as with civic and business leaders. In pursuit of this mission, the Division strives to conduct itself in a highly visible and ethical manner. Objectives include:

  • Develop and strengthen relationships with local, state and federal officials, as well as with representatives from governmental and community agencies and the business community.
  • Inform legislators on issues concerning ACCS and education policy development and legislation.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative efforts between the institutions in order to influence city, state and federal legislation impacting ACCS.
  • Track and report governmental relations activities.


Jimmy H. Baker
334.293.4524 (office)



Boone Kinard
Special Assistant for Governmental Affairs
334.293.4718 (office)
334.462.0665 (cell)


Trish Jones
Governmental and Academic Affairs Coordinator




  2017 Legislative Agenda

  Alabama Community College Facts

  2016 Budget Brief (1-2-7 Imperative)

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2016 Legislative Updates
2015 Legislative Updates
2013 Legislative Updates
2012 Legislative Updates
2011 Legislative Updates
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2009 Legislative Updates
2008 Legislative Updates

Affiliated Agencies & Organizations

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