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The Birmingham City Council is now accepting applications and resumes to fill the unexpired term of President Pro Tem Jay Roberson

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-254-2036

Cell: 205-383-8432

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Beginning today, August 21st, the Birmingham City Council will accept applications and resumes from District 7 residents who are interested in filling the unexpired term of President Pro Tempore, Jay Roberson. Council Pro Tem Roberson’s resignation is effective September 10th 2018 and it is the Birmingham City Council’s priority and goal to fill this particular district vacancy as soon as possible.

Each applicant must be able to meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements under Birmingham’s Mayor Council Act when taking office. The person appointed to fill the vacancy “shall, on or before … the Tuesday next following the date of his or her appointment, qualify by making oath that he is eligible for said office and will execute the duties of same according to the best of his knowledge and ability. …” (Mayor Council Act of 1955, Section 3.03, as amended.)

Sec. 3.04. – Eligibility.

To be eligible to hold office if appointed, “Councilmen shall be qualified electors of the city, at least 21 years of age at the time of their election, and shall hold no other public office except that of notary public or member of the National Guard or naval or military reserve. If a councilman shall cease to possess any of these qualifications or shall be convicted of [a] crime involving moral turpitude, his office shall immediately become vacant.”

(Acts 1975, p. 315 (Act No. 85), § 1

Interested applicants can secure a copy of the application here or log on to scroll to Residents and click on Council Careers. Completed applications and resumes should be emailed to the attention of President Valerie Abbott, Birmingham City Council, at  For additional information, please feel free to contact the Office of Council President Valerie Abbott at (205) 254.2294.

The deadline for receipt of applications and resumes is by 5:00 PM (CST) on September 10, 2018; no exceptions.

For media inquiries please contact Chiara Perry, Interim Director of Public Information, at 205.383.8432.