Press Releases

THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION RELEASED A COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL STRATEGY TO GET THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC UNDER CONTROL….

On Thursday, the Biden administration released a comprehensive national strategy to get the coronavirus pandemic under control and signed several executive actions, including ramping up vaccination supplies and requiring international travelers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to traveling to the US. The document also lays out plans to address historically underserved […]

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CHECK OUT HOW TO SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all doing our best to get back to normal. The main way is by following the three W’s—wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distance. Now, there is a fourth item. Get on the list to be notified when it is your turn to receive […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER UNVEILS BOLD PLAN FOR 24-HOUR COVID-19 TESTING AND VACCINATIONS AT LEGION FIELD

PRESS RELEASE                                  Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov With cases of COVID-19 continuing to spike locally and nationwide, Council President William Parker said bold steps need to be taken to maximize testing and vaccination efforts in […]

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JEFFERSON COUNTY COVID-19 VACCINE SELF-REGISTRATION FORM

Use the following form to request vaccines for yourself or your organization as a whole. Once submitted, we will review your information and make a determination on which phase of the vaccine distribution is most appropriate for your situation. If you are determined to be within a phase currently being provided the vaccine, you will […]

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A MESSAGE FROM THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Please do not call your local hospital directly to set up appointments to be scheduled to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. We have learned that hospital switchboards are being overwhelmed with phone calls, which is creating an obstacle to patient care. Hospitals throughout Alabama are overwhelmed in providing care to both COVID-19 patients as well as […]

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TONIGHT, FACEBOOK LIVE: COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER HOSTING VIRTUAL TOWN HALL FOCUSING ON SPORTS AND COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE                                         Thursday, January 7, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting focusing on sports and COVID-19 tonight – Thursday, January 7th at 6 p.m. The […]

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ICYMI, WEDNESDAY, 6:00 P.M. PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING WITH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND FAITH LEADERS FOR TELE-TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS COVID-19 DISPARITIES, VACCINATION PLANS AND MORE

PRESS RELEASE                                            Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Wednesday evening, Council President William Parker will be hosting a Tele-town Hall Meeting with healthcare professionals and faith leaders to discuss the effects of COVID-19 in […]

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VIRTUAL BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL MEETING VIDEO AND SUMMARY FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2021

            Please Click Here to View the January 5, 2021 Virtual Birmingham City Council Meeting Please Click Here to View the Summary of the January 5, 2021 Virtual Birmingham City Council Meeting

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PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING WITH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND FAITH LEADERS FOR TELE-TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS COVID-19 DISPARITIES, VACCINATION PLANS AND MORE

PRESS RELEASE                               Monday, January 4, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker will be hosting a Tele-town Hall Meeting with healthcare professionals and faith leaders to discuss the effects of COVID-19 in Birmingham at 6 p.m. on Wednesday January 6, 2021. President Parker […]

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MEDIA INVITED TO A DEMONSTRATION, MONDAY AT NOON: COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER EXPLORING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HELP SANITIZE LEGION FIELD

PRESS RELEASE                                           Sunday, January 3, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker is inviting the media to Legion Field on Monday at noon to watch a demonstration of the Draganfly Varigard […]

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COVID-19 VACCINE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) AND MYTHS

The UAB School of Medicine has provided a list of frequently asked questions and myths regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine. To Review, Please Click the Links Below: COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19 Myths

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WEDNESDAY: 10:00 A.M. COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER PARTNERING WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR TOY GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                          Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Birmingham City Council President William Parker is partnering with local nonprofits to make the holidays a bit brighter for Birmingham children.  Tomorrow, starting at 10:00am, Parker will be joining forces with […]

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COUNCILOR HUNTER WILLIAMS DETAILS ESSENTIAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT UPGRADES TO ALL CITY AMBULANCES (VIDEO)

PRESS RELEASE                               Monday, December 21, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov In a year that has put first responders on the frontline of an unprecedented public health crisis, the importance of having access to lifesaving equipment has become a major focus […]

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COUNCILOR HOYT TO PRESENT SCHOLARSHIPS TO FORMER BIRMINGHAM CITY SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR THE 8TH ANNUAL “EDUCATION WITH A PURPOSE” PROGRAM

PRESS RELEASE                                         Saturday, December 19, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Monday, District 8 Councilor Steven W. Hoyt is inviting the media to join his office as they present a select number of former […]

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ICYMI: COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER TO HOST TICKETSMARTER BIRMINGHAM BOWL SELECTION WATCH PARTY

PRESS RELEASE                                        Sunday, December 20, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov In case you missed it, Council President William Parker is inviting our media partners to a watch party at Legion Field as the teams competing in […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER TO HOST TICKETSMARTER BIRMINGHAM BOWL SELECTION WATCH PARTY

PRESS RELEASE                                 Friday, December 18, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov This Sunday there will be a watch party at Legion Field as the teams competing in this year’s TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl will be announced. Since 2006, the bowl […]

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COUNCILOR SMITHERMAN HOSTING SEVERAL CHRISTMAS FOOD AND PRESENT GIVEAWAYS

PRESS RELEASE                                            Friday, December 18, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov With Christmas right around the corner, Councilor Crystal Smitherman is working to provide food and gifts for residents in her district with two […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER EXPLORING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HELP SANITIZE LEGION FIELD

PRESS RELEASE                                 Thursday, December 17, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker said he is currently exploring ways in which the City could deploy the Draganfly Varigard Drone technology at Legion Field in the […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER INVITES MEDICAL EXPERTS BACK TO TUESDAY’S COUNCIL MEETING TO DISCUSS COVID-10 HOT TOPICS

PRESS RELEASE                                            Monday, December 14, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov The coronavirus continues to raise questions and concerns as Alabama prepares for a new phase of the pandemic amid the vaccine rollout. Meanwhile, some medical experts […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER TO SUBMIT A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR LEGION FIELD TO BE CONSIDERED A HISTORICAL LANDMARK

PRESS RELEASE                                            Monday, December 7, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Tuesday, Council President William Parker will be submitting a resolution in support of Legion Field being added as a national landmark to the […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER REQUESTING BRIEFING FROM COUNTY AND STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ON COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION PLAN

PRESS RELEASE                                            Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov With several high-profile COVID-19 vaccines approaching the point of distribution in the United States, Council President William Parker is asking county and state health […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY AT 3:30 P.M. WITH HEALTHCARE PARTNERS TO DISCUSS LEGION FIELD COVID-19 TESTING SITE UPDATE

PRESS RELEASE                                             Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Today at 3:30 p.m., Birmingham City Council President William Parker along with representatives with the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH), COVID-19 testing […]

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DISTRICT 6 THANKSGIVING MEALS

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COUNCILOR HILLIARD PARTNERING FOR TURKEY GIVEAWAY EVENTS THIS SATURDAY

  PRESS RELEASE                                             Friday, November 20, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Thanksgiving is going to look a little different this year as the nation continues to grapple with spikes in COVID-19 cases. […]

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COUNCILOR ABBOTT RELEASES STATEMENT CLARIFYING COMMENTS ON LIBRARY FURLOUGHS AND CITY BUDGET CONSTRAINTS

PRESS RELEASE                              Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov During Tuesday’s meeting, Councilor Valerie Abbott addressed comments that she had made during Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting regarding City budget constraints and furloughed employees. On Monday night, an […]

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COVID-19 — A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER AND COUNCILO JOHN HILLIARD, DISTRICT 9

Let’s take a look at where these COVID-19 numbers are today, according to the Alabama Department of Health: as of today there have been 476 deaths due to COVID-19 in Jefferson County. Take care of yourself, your family, and your neighbors. Practice the 3 W’s: WASH your hands, WEAR a mask, and WATCH your distance. […]

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ICYMI: COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER INVITES MEDICAL EXPERTS TO DISCUSS COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS AT TUESDAY’S MEETING

  PRESS RELEASE                                    Monday, November 16, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As cases of COVID-19 continue to spike across the United States, Alabama recorded over 2,000 new cases in a single day last week. Council President William Parker […]

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BETTER BASICS PRESENTATION TO THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Missed the presentation on increasing literacy and math scores during the Education Committee meeting? You can find the presentation and discussion in the link below:  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL PRESENTATION

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER HONORING BIRMINGHAM ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS WITH RESOLUTION AT TUESDAY’S COUNCIL MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                    Monday, November 16, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As Birmingham continues to navigate this “new normal,” Birmingham City Council President William Parker is presenting the Birmingham Association of Realtors with a resolution honoring their efforts to […]

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IT’S NOVEMBER…..AND COVID IS STILL WITH US.

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PRESIDENT PARKER INVITES VETERANS TO BRING INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AT TUESDAY’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                    Monday, November 9, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov In the lead up to Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, Birmingham City Council President William Parker has invited retired Army Major Yolanda Bowman and her husband, retired Major General […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO COME OUT FOR FUNK FEST 2020 AT LEGION FIELD THIS SATURDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                         Friday, November 6, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov This Saturday, Legion Field will be the site of Funk Fest 2020, a music and entertainment festival that will bring thousands of people to the historic […]

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ORDER OF THE STATE HEALTH OFFICER SUSPENDING CERTAIN PUBLIC GATHERINGS DUE TO RISK OF INFECTION BY COVID-19

WHEREAS Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been detected in Alabama;   WHEREAS the appearance of COVID-19 in the State poses the potential of widespread exposure to an infectious agent that poses significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people;   WHEREAS the State Board of Health has designated COVID-19 to be a […]

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COUNCIILOR PRESIDENT PRO TEM ALEXANDER AND COUNCILOR HILLIARD HOLDING JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS UPCOMING SOULS TO THE POLLS INITITIATIVE

PRESS RELEASE                                         Friday, October 30, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Councilors John Hilliard and President Pro Tem Wardine Alexander will face off in a Souls to the Polls Versus Battle, a campaign to […]

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TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE HEARS PRESENTATION REGARDING PARKING DECK APPRAISAL PROCESS AND OPERATIONS

Earlier this week the Birmingham City Council was presented with a proposal to sell six of the City’s 11 parking decks, which have been appraised at roughly $41 million. During Wednesday’s Transportation Committee, Councilor Steven Hoyt – who chairs the committee – brought forth a presentation from Mr. Ben Wesley, CAPP, CPP, Market President, Premium […]

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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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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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