Presidents Message

Greetings and a Happy Mardi Gras to all of our COAA family and friends.

Spring is upon us and summer is right around the corner. Down here in the south part of the state I’ve already had to cut the grass (weeds mainly).

The Board of Directors is getting things in order for our 20th annual conference to be held in Fairhope Alabama again June 19th thru the 22nd. In an effort to provide more training and more opportunities for our vendors, we are changing things up a bit this year.

Onsite registration will begin on Monday morning, the 19th, with classes starting Monday afternoon. Classes will resume Tuesday morning, the 20th,   with the Annual Scholarship Golf Outing in the afternoon. Wednesday and Thursday, the 21st and 22nd will be classes all day. And yes, we’re going to have some fun too! So please keep watching the website and our Facebook page for updated schedules and information.

We have again made arrangements for rooms at The Hampton Inn in the middle of downtown Fairhope just a 5 minute walk from the Civic Center. We have also increased the number of rooms reserved this year and have reserved some rooms for Sunday and Thursday night as well. The contact information for the hotel will be posted under the 2017 Conference tab at the top of the page as soon as we get confirmation back.

So make your plans to be with us this summer in Fairhope Alabama June 19th thru the 22nd, and we’ll see you there.

God Bless our service men and women and our law enforcement officers.

Paul Antoine
President, COAA