District 3

Valerie A. Abbott, Council President, District 3

Birmingham City Council President Valerie A. Abbott is Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, Administration/Education Committee and Committee of the Whole, and a member of the Planning and Zoning and Governmental Affairs-Public Relations Committees.

With the future of the City of Birmingham at the forefront, Council President Abbott has been a champion of The Comprehensive Plan. The plan will set out a 20-year policy and strategic framework for the City of Birmingham.

Her seemingly endless schedule of neighborhood meetings and community events is her way of learning about the needs and concerns of citizens throughout Birmingham and ensures that she is knowledgeable when issues affecting various neighborhoods come before the City Council.

Council President Abbott serves on the boards of the Birmingham Planning Commission, Birmingham Tree Commission, Birmingham Historical Society, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, and has served as Chairman of the Board of the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham.

She has collaborated with her fellow councilors and city staff to revise ordinances regulating noise, smoking, and fences. An avid gardener and nature enthusiast, her pursuit of neighborhood health and revitalization has resulted in two community gardens, including a national award-winning project in East Avondale. She is a proponent of all things green, including Birmingham’s recycling program, which is experiencing a rebirth.

Her credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree from the School of Architecture and Fine Arts at Auburn University and a Masters Degree in Public and Private Management from Birmingham Southern College. As an employee of AT&T Services, Inc. for the past 40 years, Council President Abbott has deep roots in the community’s business sector as well as within its neighborhoods. The recipient of numerous volunteer awards from groups ranging from the Civitan Club to the Birmingham Tree Commission, Council President Abbott was named Birmingham’s “Unsung Hero” in 1993.

For more information concerning Council President Valerie A. Abbott or to discuss scheduling arrangements, call 205.254.2355 or email valerie.abbott@birminghamal.gov.

To learn more about District 3 and to connect with other residents, please visit our official site at https://birminghamdistrict3.com.