Press Releases

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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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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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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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 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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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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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER ANNOUNCES BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR LEGION FIELD

PRESS RELEASE                               Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov For the month of October, pink ribbons will adorn the turf at Birmingham’s Legion Field in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Council President William Parker, who chairs the Parks […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER AND PRO TEM ALEXANDER ANNOUNCES 12 PARKS AND RECREATION CENTERS SLATED FOR CLUSRE WITH REMAIN OPEN

PRESS RELEASE                               Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Following a series of meetings earlier this month in which 12 parks and recreation centers were placed on a potential closure list, Council President William Parker and Pro Tem Wardine […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE UPDATES ON LEGION FIELD TESTING SITE

PRESS RELEASE                               Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Thursday, Council President William Parker will be holding a press conference with local health officials and faith leaders to provide an update on COVID-19 testing at Legion Field. That […]

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TONIGHT: SEPTEMBER 17TH, 5:00 PM, COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER AND COUNCILOR HILLIARD CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP FOR FRESH FOOD GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                Thursday, September 17, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Thursday, September 17th, Council President William Parker and Councilor John Hilliard of District 9 will be joining the leadership at Olivet Monumental Baptist Church for a food giveaway. The […]

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PARK BOARD REMOVES ITEM TO CLOSE SITE, PRESIDENT PARKER SAYS COUNCIL WILL WORK TO FIND ADDITIONAL SOLUTIONS

PRESS RELEASE                                  Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov During today’s Park Board meeting, a motion by Council President William Parker was approved to remove Item G from the agenda that would have closed 12 parks and […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER SUBMITTING RESOLUTION OPPOSING CLOSURE OF PARKS AND RECREATION CENTERS FOR TUESDAY’S MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                Friday, September 11, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov This coming Tuesday, September 15, the Birmingham City Council will be voting on a resolution, submitted by Council President William Parker, requesting that the Park Board withdraw an item […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER AND PRO TEM ALEXANDER CALL POTENTIAL PARKS AND RECREATION CENTER CLOSURES ‘UNACCEPTABLE’ FOLLOWING THURSDAY’S COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                Thursday, September 10, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Following a presentation during Thursday’s Special-Called Committee of the Whole meeting, Council President William Parker said he was outraged by what he described as the inequity of the parks […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER AND COUNCILOR HILLIARD PARTNERING FOR FOOD GIVEAWAY AND CENSUS PARTICIPATION EVENT

PRESS RELEASE                                Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Thursday, September 10, Council President William Parker and Councilor John Hilliard will be joining the leadership at Olivet Monumental Baptist Church and Census 2020 representatives for a food […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER INVITING CENSUS OFFICIALS TO SPEAK AT TUESDAY’S COUNCIL MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                 Monday, August 31, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov In order to provide an update to the public about the status of the 2020 Census, Council President William Parker has invited representatives to speak on at Tuesday’s meeting. […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER TO HONOR JACOB BLAKE AND VICTIMS OF RACIAL INJUSTICE ON TUESDAY

Council President William Parker to honor Jacob Blake and victims of racial injustice on Tuesday PRESS RELEASE                                 Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Following yet another incident of an unarmed black man being shot and critically injured […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER URGES RESIDENTS TO UTILIZE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26TH DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TESTING

PRESS RELEASE                                          Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Wednesday, August 26, Alabama Regional Medical Services will be holding a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO TAKE PART IN 2020 CENSUS UPDATE CONFERENCE CALL

PRESS RELEASE                                          Friday, August 14, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Saturday, August 15th at 9 a.m. President William Parker will be hosting a conference call on behalf of the Birmingham City Council with […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER EYES XFL TEAM IN BIRMINGHAM AS FORMER WWE STAR DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON REPORTEDLY BUYS LEAGUE

PRESS RELEASE                                          Monday, August 3, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker is seeking a meeting with the new XFL leadership to discuss bringing a franchise to Birmingham. The team […]

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ICYMI: PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER PLANS TO HONOR CIVIL RIGHTS ICONS CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS AND REVEREND C.T. VIVIAN AT TOMORROW’S BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                             Monday, July 20, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker plans to honor two civil rights icons who passed away on Friday at this week’s Birmingham City Council […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO UTILIZE FREE COVID-19 TESTING THIS WEDNESDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                   Monday, July 20, 2020Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Wednesday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be a free COVID-19 testing site at North Birmingham Homes, 3127 43rd Avenue North, organized by the […]

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PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER PLANS TO HONOR CIVIL RIGHTS ICONS CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS AND REVEREND C. T. VIVIAN AT TUESDAY’S BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                             Saturday, July 18, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker plans to honor two civil rights icons who passed away on Friday at this week’s Birmingham City Council meeting: U.S. Rep. […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER AND COUNCILOR JOHN HILLIARD PARTNERING FOR FOOD AND MASK GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to climb across the state, the Birmingham City Council is committed to providing residents with access to fresh produce […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER SEEKING FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ADDITIONAL COVID-19 TEST SITES, ANNOUNCES UPCOMING APPOINTMENT-BASED TESTING LOCATIONS

PRESS RELEASE                                            Monday, July 13, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Alabama and across the nation, under the leadership of President William Parker, the Birmingham City Council […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER AND PARK BOARD CONSIDERING PROPOSAL FOR LEGION FIELD UPGRADES

PRESS RELEASE                                            Sunday, July 12, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov This week, the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board will be considering a proposal for additional upgrades to Legion Field.  At the Monday meeting, the board […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER EXPLORING THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL DAYS AT LEGION FIELD COVID-19 TESTING SITE

PRESS RELEASE                                              Friday, July 10, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker is exploring the need for additional testing opportunities at the Legion Field COVID-19 testing site.  This week, […]

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COUNCILORS WILLIAM PARKER AND JOHN HILLIARD PARTNERING FOR FOOD AND MASK GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, Council President William Parker will be partnering with District 9 Councilor John Hilliard and Rev. Harold Bass with Olivet Monumental Baptist Church for a fresh food and mask giveaway. The event […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER IN PRELIMINARY STAGES OF CARES ACT FUNDING REQUEST FOR CONTINUING COVID-19 NEEDS THROUGH DECEMBER 2020

PRESS RELEASE                                                  Sunday, July 5, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov  Birmingham City Council President William Parker is planning to make a $7 million dollar request from the roughly $1.8 billion in Federal […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING WITH CLERGY CONCERNED FOR THE COMMUNITY FOR A MARCH FOR JUSTICE ON FRIDAY, 5:00 P.M.

PRESS RELEASE                                    Thursday, June 18, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker is partnering with Clergy Concerned for the Community for a Juneteenth event this Friday, starting at 5:00pm at Linn Park.  The community […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER IS PARTNERING WITH 1ST FOUNDATION TO HONOR MAX BUS DRIVERS

PRESS RELEASE                                      Thursday, May 7, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker announced plans to thank MAX Bus drivers for their commitment to working on the frontlines of COVID-19 pandemic by providing them with a meal on […]

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New discussions for compromise of an additional field at George Ward Park to be held during Special Called Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting Monday; public input meetings tentatively set for Thursday

 PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Sunday March 10, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Council Pro Tem William Parker will lead discussions and offer solutions, including compromising with community stakeholders for the City to provide another softball/ baseball field at George Ward Park so that all sports can co-exist. These details are on […]

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Debate over George Ward Park dominates Council meeting; item delayed two weeks, public input meetings pending

PRESS RELEASE                                                     Tuesday March 5, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Following a thorough discussion, the Council unanimously passed a two-week delay on the […]

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City Council President Pro Tem William Parker wants the Oakland Raiders to play in Birmingham

PRESS RELEASE                              Friday February 8, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – President Pro Tem William Parker has reached out to the Oakland Raiders about the possibility of the franchise playing the upcoming 2019 season […]

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Birmingham City Councilors to host Press Conference to launch ‘Let’s Keep Legion Field Green’ Initiative

PRESS RELEASE                              Thursday February 7, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL– Just in time for Birmingham Iron’s first home game this coming Sunday February 10, 2019 at 3pm, Legion Field will be all set to GO GREEN! To launch this initiative, Councilor Crystal Smitherman and Council Pro Tem William […]

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Councilor Crystal Smitherman and Council Pro Tem William Parker urge Park Board to pass Legion Field Green Initiative

PRESS RELEASE                                     Tuesday January 15, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL– Legion Field could soon get a lot greener following a resolution passed unanimously by the Birmingham City Council that “supports and encourages” the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board to adopt an environmental and recycling policy for the city-owned […]

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