Birmingham City Councilor President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson Selected to Join Alabama League of Municipalities’ Community and Economic Development (CED) Committee
MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday, June 26, 2014
Contact: Brittany Sharp
BIRMINGHAM, AL- A big honor for Birmingham City Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson. Councilor Roberson was selected to join the Alabama League of Municipalities’ Community and Economic Development (CED) Committee during their 2014 policy meeting that was held today in Montgomery. Southside Mayor Wally Burns, who is the 2014-15 Alabama League of Municipalities President, recommended Councilor Roberson to the CED Committee in May.
“It is an honor to serve on the Alabama League of Municipalities’ Community and Economic Development Committee with mayors and council members from across the state,” Roberson said.
“Today’s 2014 policy meeting was very resourceful in looking at ways to increase workforce development, international industries, fair housing and rural development to impact Birmingham and municipalities throughout Alabama. We look forward to creating and developing sound state municipal policy for 2015.”
As a part of the annual meeting, Councilor Roberson joined municipal officials, resource advisors and staff to develop state municipal policy for the upcoming year. The Alabama League of Municipalities has five policy committees composed of municipal officials representing cities and towns of all sizes from the state’s seven Congressional districts. The five committees are: Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations; Energy, Environment and Natural Resources; Community and Economic Development; Human Development and Transportation; and Public Safety and Communication.
The collective work of the five committees will be compiled and posted to the League’s website at www.alalm.org as a set of Proposed Policies and Goals for 2015. This statement will serve as a blueprint to guide the league’s efforts in the Alabama Legislature and in Congress on behalf of its more than 440 member municipalities.
About The Alabama League of Municipalities
The Alabama League of Municipalities was organized in 1935 and has served since that time as the recognized voice of the cities and towns in Alabama. Through the years, the organization has steadily grown and now serves nearly 450 municipalities. This voluntary membership brings officials of cities and towns together in fellowship of public service – which strengthens and guides local government in a progressive, responsible fashion. The primary purpose of the League is to promote understanding of municipal government and administration in Alabama and thereby advance the welfare of the people of the state.