Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood has officially been elected president of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama, the statewide association that represents Alabama’s county governments.

Ludgood has moved up the ranks over time, serving previously as ACCA’s first and second vice president. She has also served on the board of directors and is only the third female to be elected president in the Association’s 85-year history.

“At the county level, ours is not a fight to see who gets the credit. It is simply to get the job done because for many people in this state, we are the last line of defense, and they depend on us,” Ludgood said. “I believe ACCA represents what is best about Alabama. We work hard and do not sit around waiting on somebody to do for us what we can for ourselves.”

Merceria Ludgood

Merceria Ludgood

ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield said he is confident in Ludgood’s ability to serve the Association’s membership well.

“We are excited about the leadership, energy and dedication President Ludgood will provide for our Association and our members,” Brasfield said. “I believe Merceria thoroughly understands the challenges of both urban and rural county governments in Alabama, and she has vision to help move county government forward statewide.”

Ludgood, a lawyer, has represented Mobile County’s District 1 since 2007.