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Johnathan Austin - District 5 Representative / Council President
Birmingham City Council President Johnathan F. Austin is Chair of the Committee of the Whole, Administration and Education Committees and is a member of the Economic Development and Budget and Finance Committees. 

Johnathan Fitzgerald Austin is President of the Birmingham City Council, the largest municipality in the State of Alabama that has a $382 Million Operating Budget. One of the youngest to hold the position, President Austin represents the Council through diverse external organizations and advisory boards including the Birmingham Business Alliance, Birmingham Education Foundation, and the Library Board.

As the head of the legislative branch of municipal government, President Austin is responsible for serving citizens through public policy by passing laws such as the Smoke Free Ordinance which prohibits smoking in public facilities and the Booting/Towing Ordinance which regulates predatory booting and towing practices.

The Birmingham native has consistently made increased access to technology a part of his civic platform. As a founding member of the National Technology Adoption Advisory Council (NTAAC), he represents the interest of his constituents by generating a blueprint of broadband technology to drive workforce development, education, and economic growth. He is working to secure public and private sector funding to support sustainable broadband initiatives, within the City of Birmingham, and has secured more than $500,000 in federal funding for wireless internet in public housing communities.

As the proud owner of two dogs - Zeus, a rescue dog and Remus, his new puppy, Councilor Austin holds the issue of being a responsible pet owner close to heart. He works to raise the awareness for the need of humane treatment for animals and the importance of spaying or neutering.

For more information concerning Councilor Austin or to discuss scheduling arrangements, call Courtney Hunter or Kamilah Gray Lewis at 205.254.2679.

Johnathan Austin
Council President

District 5 Representative

710 N. 20th St.
Birmingham, AL 35203

Ph: (205) 254-2678
Fx: (205) 254-2603

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

*Excluding legal holidays