Press Releases

Councilor Sheila Tyson continues to push for solutions to ongoing problem of trains blocking intersections in neighborhoods

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Monday, July 16, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— A train has been blocking intersections in West End since Sunday and has still not moved as of Monday afternoon. The location of the train is near Pearson Ave. Among the intersections that are currently blocked, 15thAve. SW […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt’s 7th Annual Man Up breakfast aims to uplift men in Birmingham’s neighborhoods

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Saturday, June 16, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— In celebration of […]

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Councilor Steven Hoyt’s Education With A Purpose awards additional scholarships to Birmingham students

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL—Educational inequality between low-income communities and the rest of the country has been on the rise in recent decades. It’s a problem faced by too many of Birmingham’s residents. District 8 Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt knows that when trying […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Hunter Williams sponsors 20th Annual Fishing Rodeo at Eastlake Park

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Thursday, June 7, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL— It’s going to be a great weekend for a family fun day at the 20thAnnual Fishing Rodeo on Saturday June 9, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. all sponsored by Birmingham City Councilor Hunter Williams of District 2. […]

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Mayor Randall Woodfin names new Chief for Birmingham Police Department

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Monday, June 5, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— On Monday, Mayor Randall Woodfin announced Patrick D. Smith as the new police chief for the Birmingham Police Department. Smith, who grew up in Tuscaloosa, has spent the last 28 years with the Los Angeles Police Department. Having […]

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Council approves five new appointees to the P.A.C.E. Board

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL—After a prolonged discussion regarding the organizational structure of the Public Athletics and Cultural Events Board (PACE), the Birmingham City Council voted to approve five new appointees to the board, replacing the previous members whose terms have expired. The council […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson to bring greetings at Kids First Developmental Academy, Inc. Graduation Gala

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Friday May 25, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL—Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson believes in keeping the youth encouraged and motivated in everything they set out to do. This evening she will give greetings to parents, students and staff at the Kids First Developmental Academy, Inc. Graduating […]

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Council approves funding for Coding Boot Camp at Lawson State, first of its kind in the State of Alabama

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL—This summer, Lawson State, which is located in District 7, will partner with the Birmingham City School System to host a series of four-day Swift Coding Boot Camp that will teach middle school and high school students the basics […]

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Council Pro Tem Jay Roberson to celebrate the success of local student athletes with academic excellence at the ‘Grades Up Laced Up’ event

 PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Thursday, May 17, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL—The school year is almost over, but that won’t stop Council Pro Tem Jay Roberson and the Birmingham City Council from reminding all students of their value, success and hard work in all they do, even in their athletics. […]

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East Lake Organic Bakery Receives $75,000 Small Business Loan through Community Development Block Grant

PRESS RELEASE                                                                              May 1, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov    BIRMINGHAM, AL – Monday marked the beginning of Small Business Week. But it’s not just one week out of the year that the Birmingham City Council — working in conjunction with Mayor Randall Woodfin’s administration – is dedicated to improving economic opportunities […]

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