Press Releases

BREAKING: COUNCILOR SMITHERMAN HOLDING A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 12:30 P.M. TO HIGHLIGHT FLOODING ISSUES ON 6TH AVE. SOUTH AHEAD OF HURRICANE SALLY

PRESS RELEASE                                  Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama, Birmingham City Councilor Crystal Smitherman said her community is bracing for potential flooding caused by drainage issues on 6th Avenue South. Councilor […]

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COUNCILOR SMITHERMAN HOSTING FREE CARPOOL CINEMA AT GEORGE WARD PARK THIS SATURDAY

This weekend, District 6 Councilor Crystal Smitherman will host a free Carpool Cinema at George Ward Park.  The movie being shown is Little (PG-13) starring Issa Rae, Regina Hall, and Marsai Martin. “I hope people will take advantage of this movie night,” said Smitherman.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with so many challenges.  This Carpool Cinema should […]

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COUNCILOR SMITHERMAN SPREARHEADS RESOLUTION SUPPORTING LEGISLATION TO PROECR AGAINST NATURAL HAIR DISCRIMINATION (VIDEO)

Councilor Smitherman spearheads resolution supporting legislation to protect against natural hair discrimination (VIDEO) PRESS RELEASE                                    Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov “As a woman of color, I’ve worn my natural hair for a majority of my […]

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Partnership with DC BLOX will bring internet access to Memorial Park

PRESS RELEASE                              Wednesday February 20, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL –During Wednesday’s Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board meeting, Councilor Crystal Smitherman gave a brief presentation about a proposed agreement between DC BLOX and the […]

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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 looks for solutions to fix flooding issues

PRESS RELEASE                                     Friday January 25, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – In stunning footage that appeared on national television this week, drivers on Sixth Ave. South were stranded and vehicles were partially submerged during recent heavy rains. Councilor Crystal Smitherman, who represents area where the flooding occurred, said […]

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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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Councilor Crystal Smitherman hits the ground running

PRESS RELEASE                                     Friday January 11, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – Newly appointed District 6 Councilor Crystal Smitherman is pushing for the men and women’s bathrooms on the first three floors of City Hall to be outfitted with baby changing stations where citizens with children are most likely to […]

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Birmingham City Council issues statement of condolences in the loss of former Mayor Larry Langford

PRESS RELEASE                                     Tuesday January 8, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – “The Birmingham City Council wishes to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends in the loss of our former Mayor Larry Langford. We are deeply grateful for his countless contributions to the City, County and […]

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New District 1 and District 6 representatives sworn in to the Birmingham City Council

 PRESS RELEASE                                     Wednesday January 2, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL –Newly-appointed Birmingham City Councilors Crystal Smitherman and Clinton Woods were sworn in as representatives on Wednesday. All nine seats of the Council have now been filled until the next citywide election is held. The two Councilors touched on […]

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Birmingham City Council appoints new councilors to District 1 and District 6 vacant seats

  PRESS RELEASE                                      Tuesday December 18, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL –The Birmingham City Council appointed two new members to the governing body on Tuesday to fill the vacant seats in District 1 and District 6. Clinton Woods (District 1) and Crystal Smitherman (District 6) were selected by […]

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Come Celebrate with Councilor Sheila Tyson for the 104th Birthday Celebration of Mrs. Pearl Porter!

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Wednesday August 8, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL—Councilor Sheila Tyson loves celebrating the milestones of citizens in our communities. Today she will join neighborhood leaders for the 104th Birthday Celebration of Mrs. Pearl Porter, an honorable senior citizen in the greater Birmingham community. “I’m delighted to […]

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