District 8

Steven W. Hoyt, Council President Pro Tempore, District 8 


Birmingham City Council President Pro Tempore Steven W. Hoyt is Chair of the Public Safety, Transportation Committee and a member of the Administration/Technology and Public Improvements and Beautification & Parks and Recreation Committees.  With a heart for service, he has spearheaded a number of neighborhood initiatives that have empowered, impacted, and enhanced the quality of lives across district lines. 

First elected to the Birmingham City Council in 2005, the Honorable Steven W. Hoyt is now serving his third term as Councilor after successfully bringing to fruition many of the needs and desires of the constituents of District 8. He is credited with assisting with the development of various, multi-million dollar projects in District 8 and across the City of Birmingham.

A dedicated community leader, Councilor Hoyt has worked for more than 20 years to impact change that will yield positive results for the community. In 1996, he was elected to a four-year term as National President of the Young Adult Council. While serving as President, he initiated a National Young Adult Retreat that is now institutionalized as an annual event. He was instrumental in establishing an annual budget of $10,000 for young adult ministries.

His efforts have earned him numerous honors and awards including: 2005 City of Birmingham Minority Business Advocate of the Year and 2005 Central Alabama Region Alabama Community Education Association Volunteer of the Year. He was also featured in the inaugural edition of Who’s Who in Black Birmingham published in 2006, and was again honored in the same publication in 2009 as one of Birmingham’s Top Men of Distinction.

Former titles include: President and President- Pro- Temp of Birmingham City Council, past Chairman of Economic Development and Budget and Finance Committee, past member of the Birmingham Board of Education Policy and Procedure Committee, former Vice Chairman of the Commercial Development Authority, former Chairman of the Five Points West Cooperative District Bonding Board, President of the Belview Heights Neighborhood Association, and former Vice President of the Five Points West Community.

Currently, he serves as Chair of the Public Safety Committee, Chair of the Transportation Communications Committee, member of the Planning and Zoning Committee, and member Public Improvements and Beautification Committee.

He also serves on several boards including the Birmingham Airport Authority, the Jefferson County Economic and Industrial Development Authority, and The Metropolitan Planning Organization. He co-authored the Minority Participation Policy which guarantees minority inclusion in all contract opportunities initiated by the latter board.

Spiritually grounded, the Councilor leads a vibrant congregation as pastor of the Mount Carmel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Adamsville, Alabama. He is also a member of the Annual Conference Trustee Board as well as the Executive Board of the C.M.E. Church.

A native of Gadsden, Alabama, he is the eighth of nine children born to the late Lula Catherine Hoyt. He was educated in the Gadsden public school system. A member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Councilor Hoyt graduated from Miles College in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science and a minor in Sociology. He has pursued post-graduate work at Alabama A&M University in Urban and Regional Planning.

Married to the former Daphne Ann Colvin, the couple has one daughter, Maya Christian Hoyt.

For more information concerning Councilor Steven Hoyt or to discuss scheduling arrangements, call 205.254.2304 or email steven.hoyt@birminghamal.gov.