Councilors Parker and Alexander To Take The Helm In New Leadership Roles
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Contact: Cody Owens
The Birmingham City Council has elected new leadership — District 4 Councilor William Parker was elected as President and District 7 Councilor Wardine Alexander was elected as President Pro Tem.
According to the Mayor Council Act, the President and President Pro Tem will serve two-year terms.
“The Council shall elect an officer of the city who shall have the title of President of the Council and shall preside at meetings of the Council,” Section 3.06 of the Mayor Council Act reads. “The Council shall also elect a President Pro Tem, who shall act as President of the Council during the absence or disability of the President. The terms of office of the President and the President Pro Tem shall be until the councilmen shall qualify following the next succeeding biennial election. If a vacancy shall occur in the office of President of the Council, the Council shall elect a successor for the completion of the unexpired term.”
Parker previously served as President Pro Tem since being elected by the Council in October of 2017.
“I want to thank my colleagues for electing me,” Parker said. “We are a team and we’re going to work together for the citizens of Birmingham. After we get through celebrating this week’s Magic City Classic we’re going to roll up our sleeves and get to work collectively.”