A conference sponsored by Alabama
Citizens for Constitutional Reform, the Birmingham Area Chamber of
Commerce and Jacksonville State University
Date: October 23, 2001
Place: Richard M. Scrushy Conference Center
Time: 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Cost: $15 contribution; students free
8:30 Coffee in the lobby. Blue grass music in the auditorium.
9:00 Call to order: President William Meehan, Jacksonville State
University, and Hon. Albert Brewer, Cumberland School of Law
9:15 First Panel Where Next for Reform?
Moderator: Hon. Jim Bennett,
Secretary of State
Hon. Jack Edwards, Mobile
Mr. Bill Smith, ACCR Hon.
Dennis Steverson, Tuscaloosa
Mr. Mike Warren, Energen Corp.
10:15 Keynote Address: Judge Howard Hawk, Marshall County
1. Local Democracy Moderator:
Ms. Marsha Folsom, Cullman
Commissioner Mary M. Buckelew, Jefferson County
Mr. Sonny Brasfield, Association of County Commissions of Alabama
Commissioner Sam Jones, Mobile County
2. Education and Funding
Moderator: Mr. Sid McAnnally, Decatur
Chancellor Tom Meredith, University of Alabama System
Mr. Ted Kennedy, BE&K Construction Co., Birmingham.
Dr. Ethel H. Hall, Alabama State Board of Education
President Judy Merritt, Jefferson State Community College
3. How a Citizens Convention
Moderator: Ms. Cathy Golden, Mobile
Hon. Albert Brewer, Cumberland School of Law
Prof. Howard Walthall, Cumberland School of Law
Hon. Mac Gipson, Alabama House of Representatives (invited)
4. How Students Can Participate
Moderator: Dr. Natalie Davis, Birmingham-Southern College
Panelists: Mr. Christopher Word, Samford University
Mr. Kevin Garrison, University of Alabama
Dr. Bailey Thomson, University of Alabama
12:00 Lunch (Presiding: Mr. David Adkisson, President, Birmingham
Area Chamber of Commerce)
12:05 Report of moderators
12:20 Report to the People: Dr. Thomas E. Corts, Chairman, Alabama
Citizens for Constitutional Reform.
12:40 Premiere, ACCR Film 1:00 Adjournment
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