Tier Conversion



Local governments will now have the option of providing Tier I benefits to Tier II employees at any time they choose.  Two-thirds (592) of the eligible local entities participating in the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) approved the retirement conversion before the May 8, 2021 deadline.  The new law removes the deadline and allows any new local entities entering RSA with the same option.




The Local Government Tier II Revision Law that was passed by the Legislature and enacted by Gov. Kay Ivey as Act #2019-132 authorized cities, counties and public boards to offer Tier 1 retirement benefits to its current and future Tier II employees.  ARSEA/APEAL worked with the Alabama League of Municipalities to draft and pass this important legislation in 2019.

This law allows local public entities to provide better retirement benefits for current employees while simultaneously giving employers a tool to recruit and retain quality workers in coming years.  

For more details on the important work that ARSEA/APEAL has done to help improve retirement benefits for employees, contact the staff at ARSEA/APEAL 334-834-9116.

The deadline to participate in this opportunity was May 8, 2021.  Please refer to the final list below of local public agencies that have approved the Tier ll conversion to see if your city, county or public board participated.   


Abbeville, City of

Abbeville Water Works and Sewer Board

Adamsville, City of

Addison, Town of

Alabama League of Municipalities

Alabama Municipal Electric Authority

Alabama Rural Water Association

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission

Alabaster, City of

Alabaster Water Board

Albertville, City of

Albertville Housing Authority

Albertville Municipal Utilities Board

Alexander City, City of

Alexander City Housing Authority

Altoona, Town of

Andalusia, City of

Andalusia Housing Authority

Andalusisa Utilities Board

Anniston Housing Authority

Anniston Water Works and Sewer Board

Arab, City of

Arab Sewer Board

Arab Water Works

Argo, City of

Arley, Town of

Ashford Housing Authority

Ashland, City of

Ashland Housing Authority

Ashland Water Works and Sewer Board

Ashville, City of

Ashville Waterworks and Gas Board

Association of  Co Commissions of Alabama

Athens, City of

Athens Library Board

Athens/Limestone County 911

Athens Utilities Board

Atmore, City of

Atmore Housing Authority

Attalla, City of

Attalla Housing Authority (EATH)

Attalla Water Works Board

Auburn, City of

Auburn Housing Authority

Auburn Water Works Board

Autauga County Commission

Autauga Emergency Communications Center

Bakerhill Water Authority

Baldwin County Commission

Baldwin County Emergency Communications District

Baldwin County Sheriff's Office Personnel System

Barbour County Commission

Bay Minette, City of

Bayou La Batre, City of

Bayou La Batre Housing Authority

B. B. Comer Memorial Library

Bear Creek , Town of

Bear Creek Development Authority

Bear Creek Water Works Board

Berry, Town of

Bessemer, Town of

Beulah Utilities District

Bibb County Commission

Bibb County Emergency Management Communications Dst

Birmingham Regional Planning Commission

Birmingport Fire District

Black Warrior Solid Waste Disposal Authority

Blount County Commission

Blount County Communication District

Blount County Water Authority

Blountsville, Town of

Blountsville Utility Board

Boaz, City of

Boaz Water and Sewer Commerce

Boldo Water and Fire Protection Authority

Housing Authority of Boston

Brantley Housing Authority

Brewton Housing Authority

Bridgeport Housing Authority

Brilliant, Town of

Brookwood, Town of

Buhl Elrod Holman Water Authority

Bulllock County Commission

Butler County Commission

Cahaba Valley Fire and Emergency Medical and Reserve Districe

Calera, City of

Calhoun County 911 District

Calhoun County Commission

Calhoun County Water Authority

Camden, City of

Carbon Hill Utilities

Carroll's Creek Water Authority

Cedar Bluff, Town of

Cedar Bluff Utilities Board

Central Alabama Aging Consortium

Central Alabama Regional Planning and Devlpmt Communication

Central Elmore Water and Sewer Authority

Central Talladega County Water Authority

Centre, City of

Centre Water Works and Sewer Board

Centreville, City of

Chambers County Commission

Chambers County Emergency Communications District

Chambers County Library Board

Chatom, Town of

Chelsea, City of

Cherokee County Commission

Cherokee County Water and Sewer Authority

Chickasaw, City of

Chickasaw Housing Authority

Chickasaw Utilities Board

Childersburg, City of

Childersburg Water, Sewer, and Gas Board

Chilton County Commission

Chilton Water Authority

Cindy Haber Center  

Clanton, City of

Clanton Housing Authority

Clanton Water Works and Sewer Board

Clarke County Commission

Clarke Mobile Counties Gas District

Clay County E-911

Clay County Water Authority

Clayton Water Works and Sewer Board

Cleburne County Commission

Cleveland, Town of

Coaling Water Authority

Coffee County Water Authority

Coker Water Authority

Colbert County Commission

Colbert Co Emergency Management Communications Dst

Collinsville, Town of

Collinsville Water Works Board

Cook Springs Water Authority

Coosa County Commission

Coosa Valley Youth Services

Coosada, Town of

Cordova, City of

Cordova Water Works and Gas Board

Covington County Commission

Covington County E-911 Board Inc

Covington County Water Authority

Crenshaw County Emergency Management Communications Dst

Crossville, Town of

Cullman, City of

Cullman County Center for the Developmentally Disabled

Cullman County Commission

Cullman County E-911

Cullman Jefferson County Gas District

Cullman Power Board

Cumberland Mountain Water and Fire Protection Authority

Dadeville, City of

Dadeville Gas Board

Dadeville Water Works and Sewer Board

Dale County Commission

Dale County Water Authority

Daleville, City of

Dallas County Commission

Daphne, City of

Daphne Utilities Board

Decatur, City of

Decatur Utilities

Dekalb/Cherokee Co Gas District

Dekalb County Commission

Dekalb County Emergency Communications District

Dekalb County Hospital Association

Dekalb County Mental Retardation Board

Dothan, City of

Dothan-Houston County Communications District Board

Dothan Houston County Library System

Double Springs, Town of

Double Springs Water and Sewer Board

Douglas, Town of

Douglas Water Authority

East Alabama Water, Sewer , and Fire Protection District

East Alabama Mental Health - Mental Health Retardation Bd

East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission

East Central Alabama Gas District

East Central Baldwin County Water, Sewer, & Fire Protection Auth

Eclectic, Town of

Electric Cities of Alabama

Elmore County Commission

Elmore Water and Sewer Authority

Enterprise Housing Authority

Escambia County Commission

Etowah County Commission

Etowah County Communications District

Etowah County Community Punishment and Corrections

Eufaula, City of

Eufaula Housing Authority

Eutaw, City of

Evergreen, City of

Evergreen Housing Authority

Fairfield, City of

Fairhope, City of

Fairhope Public Library

Falkville, Town of

Fayette, City of

Fayette Gas Board

Fayette County Commission

Fayette Housing Authority

Fayette Water Works

Fayetteville Water Authority

Foley, City of

Foley Utilities Board

Fort Payne, City of

Fort Payne Housing Authority

Fort Payne Improvement Authority

Fosters-Ralph Water Authority

Flomaton, Town of

Franklin County Commission

Franklin County Water Service Authority

Fultondale, City of

Fultondale Gas Board

Fyffe, Town of

Gadsden, City of

Gadsden Water Works and Sewer Board

Garden City, Town of

Gardendale, City of

Geneva, City of

Geneva County Commission

Geneva County E-911 Board

Georgiana, City of

Geraldine, Town of

Glencoe, City of

Good Hope, City of

Goodwater Water Works and Sewer Board

Gordo, Town of

Governmental Utility Services of Moody

Graysville, City of

Greater Etowah Mental Retardation 310 Board

Greene County E-911 Communications District

Greene County Racing Commission

Greenhill Water and Fire Protection Authority

Greenville, City of

Greenville Water Works and Sewer Board

Grove Hill, Town of

Guin, City of

Guin Housing Authority

Guin Water Works

Gulf Shores, City of

Gulf Shores Utility Board

Guntersville, City of

Guntersville Elcetric Board

Guntersville Water works and Sewer Board

Hackleburg, Town of

Hackleburg Water Board

Hale County Commission

Hale County Emergency Medical Services

Haleyville, City of

Hamilton, City of

Hamilton Housing Authority

Hammondville, City of

Hanceville, City of


Hanceville Water Works Board

Hartford, City of

Hartselle, City of

Hartselle Housing Authority

Hartselle Utilities Board

Hartvest-Monrovia Water, Sewer, and Fire Protection Authority

Hayden, Town of

Headland , City of

Headland Housing Authority

Heflin, City of

Heflin Water Works and Sewer Board

Helena, Town of

Helena Utilities

Henagar, City of

Henry County Commission

Henry County Water Authority Inc.

Highland Water Authority

Hodges, Town of

Hokes Bluff, City of

Hokes Bluff Water Works Board

Homewood, City of

Hoover, City of

Horseshoe Bend Regional Library

Houston County Commission

Houston County Soil and Water Conservation District

Hueytown, City of

Huguely Water, Sewer, and Fire Protection Agency

Huntsville, City of

Huntsville Electric Utility Board

Huntsville Gas Utility Board

Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority

Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Vistors Bureau

Huntsville Madison County Marina and Port Authority

Huntsville Solid Waste Disposal

Huntsville Waterworks Utility Board

Ider, town of

Indian Pines Recreation Authority

Industrial Development Authority of Chambers County

Irondale, City of

Jackson County Commission

Jackson County Economic Development Authority

Jackson County Emergency Management Communications Dst

Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District

Jackson County Water Authority

Jackson's Gap Water Authority

Jacksonville, City of

Jacksonville Water Gas and Sewer Board

Jasper, City of

Jasper Water Works and Sewer Board

Jefferson County Housing Authority

Jemison, City of

J. Paul Jones Hospital Board

Kennedy, Town of

Killen, Town of

Lafayette, City of

Lamar County Commission

Lanett, City of

Lauderdale County Commission

Lawrence County Commission

Lee County Commission

Lee-Russell Council of Local Governments

Leeds, City of

Leeds Water Works Board

Leesburg, Town of

Limestone County Commission

Limestone County Water

Lincoln, City of

Lineville, City of

Linveville Housing Authority

Lineville Water and Sewer Board

Littleville, Town of

Livingston Housing Authority

Loachapoka Water Authority

Loxley, Town of

Lynn, Town of

Macon County Commission

Madison, City of

Madison County 310 Board

Madison County Commission

Madison County Communications District

Madison Water and Wastewater Board

Magnolia Springs, Town of

Malvern, Town of

Maplesville, Town of

Maplesville Water Works and Gas Board

Marengo County Commission

Margaret, City of

Marion County Commission

Marion County Emergency Communications District

Marshall County Commission

Marshall County Community Punishment and Corrections Auth

Marshall County Emergency Telephone Service Board

Marshall County Gas District

McAdory Area Fire District

Mentone, Town of

Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging

Mildred B. Harrison Library

Millbrook, City of

Millport, Town of

Millport Housing Authority

Mobile, City of

Mobile County Commission

Mobile County Communications District

Mobile County Emergency Management Agency

Mobile County Health Department

Mobile Water, Sewer, and Fire Protection Authority

Monroe County Commission

Monroeville, City of

Monroeville Housing Authority

Monroeville Water works and Sewer Board

Montevallo, City of

Montevallo Water Works and Sewer Board

Montgomery, City of

Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority

Montgomery Airport Authority

Montgomery County Commission

Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation Dst

Montgomery Water Works Board

Moody, City of

Morgan County Commission

Morgan County Emergency Management Communicatons Dst

Moulton, City of

Mount Vernon, Town of

Mountain Brook, City of

Mountian Brook Library Board

Mountain Brook Parks and Recreation Board

Muscle Shoals, City of

Muscle Shoals Electric Board

Muscle Shoals Utilities Board

Myrtlewood, Town of

Nectar, Town of

New Hope, City of

New London Water, Sewer, and Fire Protection Authority

New Site, Town of

North Alabama Gas District

North Baldwin Utilities

North Central Alabama Regional Council of Local Government

North Dallas County Water Authority

North Shelby County Fire and Emergency Medical District

Northeast Alabama Cooperative Gas District

Northeast Alabama Water, Sewer and Fire Protection District

Northeast Morgan County Water and Sewer Authority

Northport, City of

Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments

Notasulga, Town of

Oak Grove, Town of

Odenville, Town of

Odenville Utilities Board

Oneonta, City of

Oneonta Housing Authority

Oneonta Utilities Board

Opelika, City of

Opelika Utilities Board

Opp, City of

Opp Utilities Board

Orange Beach, City of

Orange Beach Water Sewer and Fire Protection Authority

Owassa/Brownsville Water Authority

Owens Cross Roads, Town of

Owens Cross Roads Water Authority

Oxford, City of

Ozark, City of

Ozark Dale County E-911

Ozark Utilities Board

Parrish Water Works and Sewer Board

Pelham, City of

Pell City, City of

Pell City Housing Authority

Pennington Utilities Board

Phenix City, City of

Phil Campbell, Town of

Phil Campbell Water Works and Sewer Board

Pickens County Commission

Pickens County Water Authority

Piedmont, City of

Piedmont Water Works, Gas, and Sewer Board

Pike County Commission

Pike County Communications District

Pike County Water Authority

Pike Road, Town of

Pike Road Volunteer Protection Authority

Pine Bluff Water Authority

Pinson, City of

Pisgah, Town of

Pleasant Grove, City of

Prattville, City of

Prattville City Water Works Board

Priceville, Town of

Pryor Field Airport Authority

Quint Mar Water Authority

Ragland, Town of

Ragland Water Works Board

Rainbow City, City of

Rainsville, City of

Randolph County Commission

Reform, City of

Red Bay Housing Authority

Red Bay Water and Gas Board

Rehobeth, Town of

Remlap Pine Mountain Water Authority

Repton, Town of

Riverside, City of

Roanoke, City of

Roanoke Utilities Board

Robertsdale, City of

Rockford Utilities Board

Rocky Ridge Fire District

Rogersville, Town of

Russellville, City of

Russell County Commission

Russell County Water

Russellville Electric Board

Russellville Gas Board

Russellville Water Works

Rutledge, Town of

Samson, City of

Saraland, City of

Sardis City, Town of

Sardis City Water and Sewer Board

Satsuma, City of

Satsuma Water Works Board

Scottsboro, City of

Scottsboro Housing Authority

Scottsboro Park and Recreation Board

Scottsboro Public Library

Scottsboro Water/Sewer/Gas Board

Section, Town of

Section Waterworks Board

Selma, City of

Selma Waterworks and Sewer Board

Semmes, City of

Sheffield , City of

Sheffield Utilities

Shelby County Commission

Shelby Co Emergency Management Communications Dst

Shoals Economic Development Board

Silverhill, Town of

Skyline, Town of

Slocomb, City of

Slocomb Water Works and Employer Plan

Smith Station, City of

Smiths Water and Sewer Authority

Somerville, Town of

South Alabama Gas District

South Alabama Regional Planning Commission

South Central Alabama Development Commission

South Central Alabama Regional Housing Authority

Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commiss

Southeast Alabama Solid Waste Disposal Authority

Southern Alabama Regional Council on Aging

Southside, City of

Southside Water Works and Sewer Board

Snead, Town of

Spanish Fort Fire and Rescue Department

SpectraCare Health Systems

Springville, City of

St Clair County Commission

St Clair County Community Punishment and Corrections Authy

St Clair County Soil and Water Conservation District

St. Florian, Town of

Steele, Town of

Stevenson, City of

Stevenson Housing Authority

Sumiton, City of

Summerdale, Town of

Sumter County Commission

Sumter County Industrial Development Authority

Sylacauga, City of

Sylacauga Parks and Recreation Department

Sylacauga Utilities Board

Sylvan Springs, Town of

Sylvania, City of

Talladega, City of

Talladega County Commission

Talladega County Emergency Management Communications Dst

Tallapoosa County Commission

Tallassee, City of

Tarrant, City of

Tarrant City Electric Department

Taylor, City of

Thomasville, City of

Thorsby, Town of

Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments

Trinity, Town of

Troy, City of

Troy Housing Authority

Trussville, City of

Trusssville Utilities Board

Turnerville Water and Fire Protection District

Tuscaloosa, City of

Tuscaloosa County Commission

Tuscaloosa County Emergency Communications District

Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority

Tuscaloosa County Special Tax Board

Tuscaloosa Housing Authority

Tuscaloosa Transit Authority

Tuscumbia, City of

Tuskegee, City of

Tuskegee Utilities Board

Union Springs Utilities Board

USS Alabama Battleship Commission

Valley, City of

Valley Grande, City of

Valley Head, Town of

Valley Head Water Works Board

Vance, Town of

Vernon, City of

Vernon Housing Authority

Vestavia Hills, City of

Von Braun Civic Center

Wadley, Town of

Walker County Commission

Walker Co E-911 District

Wall Street Water Authority

Walnut Hill Water Authority

Warrior River Water Authority

Washington County Commission

Weaver, City of

Wedowee, Town of

Wedowee Water, Sewer, and Ga Board

West Alabama Regional Commission

West Autauga Water Authority

West Escambia Utilities Board   (Atmore Utilities Board)

West Lauderdale Ciunty Water Authority

West Morgan-East Lawrence Water & Sewer Authority

Wetumpka, City of

Wetumpka Water Works and Sewer Board

Wilcox County Commission

Wilcox County Gas District

Wilsonville, Town of

Winfield, City of

Winfield Water Works and Sewer Board

Winston County Commission


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