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ACESEO is affiliated with the Alabama Education Association (AEA) and the National Education Association (NEA). Therefore, members of ACESEO receive all NEA/AEA benefits.

Benefits include:

  • NEA Educator’s Employment Liability (EEL) covers the legal cost of defending civil proceedings up to $1,000,000 damages.
  • NEA Educator’s Employment Liability (EEL) covers the legal cost of defending civil proceedings up to $1,000,000 damages.
  • 30% reduction of normal attorney’s fees (wills and estates, real estate, domestic relations, consumer protection, and traffic violations)
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Credit Products: NEA Credit Card – No Annual Fee – Variable AP

To join, contact your District Director or complete the Membership Application.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 8:30 AM
– to –
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

Embassy Suites by Hilton Montgomery Hotel & Conference Center
300 Tallapoosa Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
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Event registration is by invitation only.

Register with your email address to attend this event.


The Alabama Cooperative Extension Employee Organization, Inc. is comprised of employees from each of Alabama’s land-grant institutions- Alabama A&M, Auburn and Tuskegee Universities.  This year’s conference, themed Connecting, Growing, Serving our Communities, offers professional development to aid in the enhancement of skills essential for authentic, healthy interactions with those who touch our life and whose lives we touch each day.  Your registration will include admission all sessions, lunch, excursion, and giveaways.

To register, complete the registration information on the EventBrite site and pay by credit/debit card.

You may complete the registration on the site and pay by Venmo:  On your phone’s app Search ACESEO or aceseoinc@gmail.com.

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Wednesday, May 6th

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.                    Registration

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.        Professional Development

E.A.T. South Downtown Farm

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.      Lunch

Embassy Suites by Hilton Montgomery

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.           Executive Board Meeting

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.          State of the Association

Dialogue with AEA

Afternoon Business Session

Voting and Election of Officers

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.          District Meetings

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.          New Member Orientation/Member Mixer

6:00 p.m.                                Discover the Capital of Dreams

Evening on Your Own

Thursday, May 7th

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.          Conference Registration

Silent Auction (proceeds benefit Scholarship Fund)

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.        Prescription Drug Takeback

9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.        Opening Session

10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.      Concurrent Sessions w/Showcase of Extension

11:20 a.m. -12:00 p.m.        Concurrent Sessions w/ Showcase of Extension

12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m.         Break

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.        General Session

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.          Excursion

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and

The Legacy Museum

6:00 p.m.                                Travel to RSA Plaza for Banquet

6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.              Awards Banquet

Friday, May 8th

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.         General Session

Inspirational Speaker

10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.         Administrative Updates

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      Break

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.      Closing Business Session

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Installation of 2020-2021 ACESEO Officer

Invitation to 2021 Annual Conference

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.      ACESEO Charge & Closing Remarks


Program Highlights

Day 1

Pre-Conference Professional Development

Eat South Farm: an urban teaching farm that engages our local community by gathering around, learning about, and growing food. EAT South empowers people to change the way food travels from the ground to our plates. Located at 485 Molton Street Montgomery, AL 36104 https://www.eatsouth.org/

Day 2

The Prescription Drug Take-Back Program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. We will be offering this service as a part of the conference. Feel free to bring any used drugs for safe disposal. https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

Opening Session

John Scalici is an award-winning teaching artist, internationally recognized drum circle facilitator, musician, author, and speaker. “Get Rhythm Programs is an Interactive Rhythm-Based program that utilizes drums and other percussion instruments to Motivate, Inspire and Empower people to reach their full human potential through the universal language of rhythm. Schools, Businesses, and Organizations of all kinds have used our services to build company morale, build their team, and develop leadership skills.” http://www.johnscalicimusic.com/

Concurrent Sessions

The concurrent sessions are planned to enrich and inspire you. Sessions offered consists of discussion on customer service from Chick Fil A’s marketing director; maximizing your performance which provides insight into how can you increase or maintain your performance on the job; security awareness, in light of recent safety concerns throughout the state, will share useful tips on how to protect ourselves and work with communities on heightened awareness; and health and wellness provide strategies to reduce stress, maintain proper nutrition, and establishing practices leading to overall good health. Concurrent sessions are tentative and subject to change.

Showcase of Extension – Learning Labs

Our Showcase of Extension will provide you a time of networking and learning how The Extension System can connect and better serve you and your community. This will be a time for you to learn who we are as a system and what we have to offer. There will be exhibits for programs highlighting Food Safety, Starting a Food Business, Nutrition and Health, Breastfeeding, Diabetes, Financial Management, Job Readiness, Farming and Agriculture, Family and Child Development, Bullying, Stress Management, 4-H and Youth Development, and much more.


The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration is situated on a site in Montgomery where enslaved people were once warehoused.

Located at 115 Coosa Street – Montgomery, AL 36104 https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence.

Located at 417 Caroline Street – Montgomery, AL 36104 https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/

Day 3

Wrapping up an enriching week with an inspirational speaker, updates from our Administration, and installation of new officers. This is the time for our organization to reflect and be inspired to move forward impacting our communities at a greater level.

Hotel Accommodations

Embassy Suites by Hilton – Montgomery

Hotel & Conference Center



Group Room Rate: $129.00 plus fifteen percent (15%) lodging tax and $2.25 County tax.


The rate is for one (1) to four (4) people per room. Included with this rate are the following amenities:

  • Complimentary breakfast buffet with cook-to-order omelets
  • Evening reception including light snacks and beverages
  • Indoor Pool
  • Fitness Facility
  • Business Center
  • Montgomery’s Café serves lunch & dinner (room service available)
  • Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service

Daily Parking Rate:

  • Self-parking: $16.00 (Gated Lot)
  • Valet: $21.00 (Valet Parking)
  • Off-site $9.00 (City of Montgomery Intermodal Parking Deck behind the hotel)

We hope you can make it!

Cheers, Janice Hall

Click here for duties of all Officers, Committees, and Director



Katernia C. Coffey

Immediate Past President

Apriell Burgess

President Elect

Dr. Brenda Allen

Vice President

Izette McNealy

Recording Secretary

Callie Nelson

Financial Secretary

Danielle Rudolph
Send Annual Meeting Funds


Janet Johnson
Send Ad Funds


Willie Lampley


Carol Centrallo


Darlene Minefield


Walter Harris

District Directors

What district is your home office? View the map. Send all membership and welfare dues to your director.

District I

Senior: Jewel Champbell
Junior: Themika Sims

District II

Senior: Helen Jones
Junior: Deborah Ward

District III

Senior: Sharlean Briggs
Junior: Janice Hall

2018 Standing Committees


Anthony Pinkston
Helen H. Jones


Katernia C. Coffey
Kimberly B. Neloms
Jovita Lewis
Darlene Minniefield


John S. Pulliam
Katrina Easly
Thomas Agee


Dr. Bernice Wilson
Ruth Hunter
Walter Baldwin
(Dr. Paul Waddy)

Historical & Research

Tyrone Smith
Helen Jones
Willie Datcher
Dr. Evelyn Crayton


Danielle Rudolph


Willie Williams


Katernia C. Coffey
Callie Nelson
Darlene Minniefield
Kimberly B. Neloms
Jovita Lewis
Izette McNealy

Social & Hospitality

Kenneth Gamble
Melinda Smith
Marian Beck
Sharlean Briggs
Sean Lett


Dr. Brenda Allen
Janet Johnson

2018 Appointed Committees


Jennifer W. Marshall
Kimberly B. Neloms


Kimberly B. Neloms
Jovita Lewis
Katernia C. Coffey

Send ad artwork & photos to Jovita.

Evaluation & Registration

Danielle Rundolph
Carolyn Bivins

Send annual meeting registration fees to Danielle.

Presidential Council

Willie Williams
Janet Johnson
Tryone Smith
Authur Threatt

Professional Improvement

Dr. Carol Centrallo
Dr. Dorothy Brandon
Teresa McDonald


Walter Harris

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