Press Releases

COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRO TEM ALEXANDER BEGINS WORK ON UNUM FELLOWSHIP TRAINING

PRESS RELEASE                                         Friday, October 23, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Last month it was announced that Council President Pro Tem Wardine Alexander was awarded a $75,000 fellowship through the organization E Pluribus Unum (EPU) to […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING FOR FOOD GIVEAWAY ON THURSDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                         Thursday, October 22, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker and Councilor John Hilliard are continuing to partner with Reverend Harold Bass and local faith leaders for a food giveaway […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER PARTNERING FOR FIRST ANNUAL “NEVER AGAIN” MEMORIAL AND TRIBUTE FOR KAMILLE “CUPCAKE” MCKINNEY

PRESS RELEASE                              Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov This Thursday will mark the one-year anniversary of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney’s body being discovered, a tragedy that shook the entire city of Birmingham. The Birmingham City Council and President William […]

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AUGUST 20, 2020 Highlights

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PRESIDENT PARKER HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE WITH HEALTHCARE PARTNERS TO DISCUSS LEGION FIELD TESTING SITE AND ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS

PRESS RELEASE                                         Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, Birmingham City Council President William Parker along with representatives with the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH), COVID-19 testing labs, and local clergy […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER ASKING EVERYONE TO WEAR PINK AND PURPLE RIBBONS IN HONOR OF KAMILLE “CUPCAKE” MCKINNEY ON TUESDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                         Monday, October 19, 2020Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, the Birmingham City Council will be honoring the life and legacy of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, a little girl who was kidnapped and found dead […]

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SOUND INCLUDED: INGLENOOK NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP SUCCESSFUL, COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER SAYS, ‘THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING’

PRESS RELEASE                                             Saturday, October 17, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Saturday, Council President William Parker along with community leaders and volunteers partnered for a cleanup in the Inglenook neighborhood.  Radio stations 95.7 […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING FOR INGLENOOK NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP ON SATURDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                          Friday, October 16, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, Council President William Parker along with community partners and volunteers will be picking up litter in the Inglenook neighborhood from 10 a.m. until […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING FOR CENSUS 2020 PARTICIPATION EVENT AND FOOD GIVEAWAY THIS EVENING

PRESS RELEASE                                          Thursday, October 15, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Today, the Birmingham City Council is making a final push to maximize Census 2020 participation in Birmingham. Council President William Parker and Councilor John […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER REQUESTS EMERGENCY BRIEFING FROM STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS ON U.S. SUPREME COURT CENSUS RULING

PRESS RELEASE                                          Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration could halt the 2020 Census count while an appeal is made with the lower […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRO TEM ALEXANDER SUBMITS RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR RESIDENTS AT RISK OF HAVING WATER SERVICES DISCONNECTED

PRESS RELEASE                                          Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Following a motion made by Council President Pro Tem Wardine Alexander, the Birmingham City Council voted to pass a resolution of support for those […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER INVITES BIRMINGHAM BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION TO COUNCIL MEETING TO DISCUSS EDUCATIONAL SERIES

PRESS RELEASE                                          Monday, October 12, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov This week, the Birmingham Black Nurses Association will be holding a series of virtual discussions centered around COVID-19. Council President William Parker has invited […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER INVITES BIRMINGHAM BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION TO COUNCIL MEETING TO DISCUSS EDUCATIONAL SERIES

PRESS RELEASE                                          Monday, October 12, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov This week, the Birmingham Black Nurses Association will be holding a series of virtual discussions centered around COVID-19. Council President William Parker has invited […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND HABD FOR ADDITIONAL COVID-19 TESTING

PRESS RELEASE                               Thursday, October 8, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker has partnered with local healthcare officials and the Housing Authority Birmingham District for an additional COVID-19 test site this week. On Friday, a testing site will […]

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STARTING MONDAY: COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER AND PRO TEM ALEXANDER ANNOUNCE REOPENING OF PARKS AND RECREATION CENTERS THAT WERE ORIGINALLY SLATED FOR CLOSURE

PRESS RELEASE                                          Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker and Pro Tem Wardine Alexander are pleased to announce, starting next week, modified schedules for 12 parks and recreation centers will go […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING WITH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND HABD FOR COVID-19 TESTING THIS WEDNESDAY

PRESS RELEASE                               Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is teaming with local healthcare officials and the Housing Authority Birmingham District for two COVID-19 test sites on Wednesday, October 7. There will be a testing […]

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MODIFIED SCHEDULE FOR PARKS AND RECREATION CENTERS

The Birmingham Park Board has released a modified schedule for the 12 parks and recreation centers that were slated for closure. Details of the operating hours and programing at the recreation centers will be voted on by the Park Board when they meet at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REVIEW […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER AND PRO TEM ALEXANDER ANNOUNCES MODIFIED SCHEDULES FOR 12 PARKS AND RECREATION CENTERS

PRESS RELEASE                               Monday, October 5, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov The Birmingham Park board has released a modified schedule for the 12 parks and recreation centers that were slated for closure. Following a series of meetings last month in which […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER ASKS EVERYONE TO WEAR PINK RIBBONS IN HONOR OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH AT TUESDAY’S MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                               Monday, October 5, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Every year, nearly 4,000 women in Alabama are diagnosed with breast cancer. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on Tuesday Council President William Parker and the Council will be […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING WITH CENSUS OFFICIALS FOR PARTICIPATION DRIVE DURING UAB FOOTBALL GAME

PRESS RELEASE                               Friday, October 2, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Saturday, workers with the U.S. Census Bureau will at Legion Field for a participation drive at the UAB football game, which starts at 11:30 a.m. Council President William Parker […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER RENEWS EFFORTS TO BRING OUTDOOR FESTIVALS TO LEGION FIELD

Legion Field is more than a sporting venue. It’s a culturally rich, iconic symbol of Birmingham and the people who call the Magic City home. On Saturday, November 7, Legion Field will be the site of the 2020 Funk Fest, a music and entertainment festival that will bring thousands of people to sing and dance […]

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